BMW M5 CS vs. Aventador SVJ and Nissan GT-R Nismo Supersedan, supercar and “charged” coupe fought on the wet surface
British YouTube channel carwow staged a drag race between an eight-cylinder BMW M5 CS, a twelve-cylinder Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and a six-cylinder Nissan GT-R Nismo. Races were run in the rain and included quarter-mile standing starts, parallel races from 50 mph (80 kilometers per hour) to half a mile; the final test was to evaluate brake performance from 100 miles per hour (161 kilometers per hour).
The BMW M5 CS is a four-seat sedan that weighs 1,825 kilograms and is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 635 hp (750 Nm) mated to an 8-speed automatic. Price in the UK – 141 thousand pounds.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is two hundredweight lighter, with a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 tuned for 770bhp and 720Nm, but power is transmitted through a 7-speed single-clutch robotic gearbox. Price in the UK – about 360 thousand pounds.
The asset of the Nissan GT-R Nismo is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6, it develops 600 forces and 652 Nm. Gearbox – 6-band “robot” with dual clutch, curb weight – 1700 kilograms. The special version costs about 180 thousand pounds.
In quarter-mile drag races, the rivals were separated by 0.6 seconds, the results of the races “on the move” were mixed, and the most unexpected was the failure of the Lamborghini in the brake test.