Watch as a hatchback kicks supercar ass.
The Lamborghini Huracan STO is the most hardcore baby Lambo ever built. It's essentially a road-friendly version of the Huracans used in the Super Trofeo racing series. Surely, it can easily beat a previous-generation BMW M140i five-door hatch in a drag race?
As it turns out, the battle is not as one-sided as it may seem. While the 1 Series in the video may seem innocent enough despite the flashy sticker job, it packs a mighty punch. And it has the grip needed to put all that power to the ground, thanks to the xDrive AWD system.
That's the BMW's secret sauce. The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Omologata's 5.2-liter V10 might pack 630 hp, but all of that power is sent to the rear wheels only.
The M140i is equipped with BMW's B58 turbocharged inline-six - the same unit used in the Supra - with a larger turbo, upgraded exhaust and fuel pump, and a remapped ECU. According to the owner, it produces around 690 hp and 686 lb-ft of torque.
The Huracan STO is just 60 hp down, but the BMW has a torquier engine. The naturally aspirated V10 in the Lamborghini only produces 417 lb-ft of torque at a heady 6,500 rpm.
If you can't math that fast, the BMW has 269 lb-ft more. And thanks to the turbocharger, all of that torque likely arrives as low down as 2,000 rpm.
As you'd expect, the Lambo doesn't launch as hard as the Bimmer, and then it spends the rest of the race trying to catch up.
Over the quarter-mile, the BMW posts a time of 10.55 seconds, while the STO takes 10.84. You'd expect the Lamborghini to catch up by the half-mile mark, but no. The best time posted by the BMW was 16.71. The best the Lamborghini could do was 16.88 seconds.
Still, the STO remains a highly desirable machine, and it would be interesting to see what the result would be around a lap of a track.
The Bimmer may be faster in a straight line, but we reckon the STO would own it when you throw some corners into the mix.