Drag Race: 800-HP BMW M8 Vs. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

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Luxury coupe takes out hardcore supercar.

A BMW versus Lamborghini race can only go one way, right? Yes, BMW makes some seriously quick cars these days, but Lamborghini is one of the leading proponents of the supercar world. They're built for speed, whereas the typical BMW still needs to prioritize comfort and practicality.

Well, a new drag race decided to see what would happen when a tuned BMW M8 Coupe took on a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which also doesn't appear to be fully stock. Both cars allegedly produce over 800 horsepower. Coupled with some of the M8's recent exploits, this one is turning out to be more interesting than it initially appeared.

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Diving deeper into the specifications, you'd think the Lambo would walk away the easy winner. After all, the standard Aventador SVJ has a dry weight of 3,362 pounds, whereas an M8 Coupe has a curb weight of nearly 4,300 lbs. That said, the BMW has a torque advantage as its V8 is turbocharged, whereas the Lamborghini's V12 is naturally aspirated.

Fast-forward to the 18-minute mark, and the BMW shockingly leaves behind the Lamborghini. A performance report from later in the video showed that the M8 reached 62 mph in 2.87 seconds and completed the quarter-mile in 10.32 seconds.

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A second run saw the M8 come out on top once again, with 0-62 mph taking just 2.78 seconds this time and the quarter-mile dropping to 10.2 seconds. By comparison, the best that the Lambo could do was 0-62 mph in 3.09 seconds and the quarter-mile in 10.49 seconds.

While our Russian isn't strong enough to decipher the specific modifications on each car that were likely explained in the video, it's clear that forced induction, slick gearboxes, and all-wheel-drive systems have transformed even big luxury coupes like the M8 into true supercar slayers. It makes it all the more disappointing that the M8 Coupe won't be imported into the US for the 2021 model year.

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