Who will win this incredible battle of European performance and power?
Europe has been the front line in producing small, fast sports cars which provide tons of driving experience ranging from fun daily drivers to hand crafter supercars. This is most prevalent in Germany and Italy, which have gained a big name as the top-of-the-line performance manufacturer for all things fast. That means that automotive enthusiasts are always looking for their opportunity to snag one of these beautiful beasts from companies such as BMW or Lamborghini. This race perfectly sums up that focus on performance from across the pond. Here's what happens when you put a Lamborghini and one of BMW's most popular models in the hands of the Hoonigan team.
In one lane, we have a beautiful Lamborghini LP610-4, which boasts an incredible 650 horsepower from its supercharged V10 Italian powertrain. That power is transferred to the all-wheel-drive through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. While that powerful combination may seem unbeatable, the BMW E46 competitor overshadows it in many ways. First of which is that it is lighter and has more power at just 3700lbs and 850 horsepower coming from an S54 straight-six engine that sends power through a six-speed manual. This tips the scales heavily in BMW's favor, so the victory may very well fall to the German automobile.
Surprisingly the first race saw the Lamborghini taking the first place position as it barreled down the 1000ft track with superior acceleration. Despite the owner of the BMW claiming to have "turned it up a bit," God only knows what it is, the Lamborghini ensured a quick victory over the BMW in the second round as well at 1500 ft. Like many high horsepower models who have a hard time launching, the German automobile beat the Lambo fantastically when placed in a roll race of about 50mph. This is a pretty remarkable feat for someone who has built their car, and we very much respect his determination not to take the usual Hoonigan handicaps, such as taking the hit or disabling the opponent's launch mode.