[Video] 700hp G80 BMW M3 Goes for a Lap at the Nurburgring

Even though the new G80 BMW M3 resembles an irradiated beaver, it is one of the best M3s ever produced. It’s an eminently impressive sports sedan, and its engine is one of the things that makes it so great. The 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged (S58) inline-six engine produces 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft. Except for the ultra-exclusive M4 CSL, this engine is the most potent configuration and is an amazing feat of engineering. But as you can see in this brand-new video, it’s capable of much more. Let’s see how Misha Charoudin drives this insane 700-horsepower G80 BMW M3 at the Nürburgring.

To allow Charoudin to drive on Germany’s infamous Green Hell, the owner of this G80 BMW M3 travelled from the UK with their right-hand drive M3. Hell, it must have been, too, with its 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque going only to the rear wheel and its 700 horsepower.

Someone who spent a lot of time in the rear drive only can easily tell that a 700-horsepower version is terrifying. Although its engine is incapable of scorching its rear tires from the factory, the G80 BMW M3 isn’t exactly a handful. This is because of its excellent steering/chassis balance and surprisingly grippy handling, which keeps it always under control. It sounds like a formula for dirty pants with its extra 200 horsepower and almost 200 lb-ft of torque.

Charoudin was properly hooning this G80 BMW M3 after driving it and was satisfied with its power delivery. The owner, driving up front, seemed to be having fun. But we can’t blame him, also seeing how he was occasionally terrified. The M3 managed to hold up pretty well despite being greatly overpowered. Thanks to its standard suspension and brakes. Power isn’t everything on the racetrack. An E92 M3 with factory power but the modified suspension, upgraded brakes, and suitable tires prove this as it outran the G80 BMW M3. Therefore, prioritize suspension, brakes, and tires before power if you own a G80 M3 and want to maximize its performance.

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