A BMW 1M With The V10 From An M5 Is Built To Kill Tires

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Very few cars wouldn't be better with this engine under the hood.

There are few cars out there that wouldn't benefit from having the BMW E60 M5's 5.0-liter V10 under the hood. One of those is the 1 Series M Coupe. The naturally aspirated monster made 500 horsepower. Imagine sending all that power to the rear wheels of the 1M. Sounds like fun, right? That's exactly what goes down in this video, although its description says the engine is making 550 horses. That kind of power on a car like this is overkill, except for when the task at hand is destroying an endless supply of tires.

Those poor tires never really stood a chance, did they?

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While we loved watching this V10-powered 1M burn rubber we would have liked to see it stop getting sideways and do a few drag strip runs. The E60 M5 weighed two tons yet rocketed from 0-60 mph in about four seconds. In capable hands the 1M could top that time, although its pilot would have to contend with the V10's added weight and would have to fire the manual-only coupe off the line without the assistance of launch control. Also, what's the deal with that exhaust? It stands out in a bad way against the V10's burble.

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