Give me a lever long enough and I will move the world. The words of Archimedes seem logical, but how much power does one really need?
For the sixth and current generation of BMW’s M5, a twin turbo V8 is used to make 560 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. This level of power is capable of triple digit speeds in only a few seconds, so one anonymous German decided to film such an effort on the Autobahn. The car in question is rated at 600 hp with the optional competition pack. For the ultimate video of the ultimate driving machine, watch below for a driver’s point of view.
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