Quartersnacks: Dinan BMW M5 Takes on 700HP Supercharged Shelby GT500

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An American muscle car isn’t exactly the most expected opponent for a German sedan, but power and speed are two things that know not faces, names, or body types. In the episode of Road Test TV below, we have the unique treat of watching a Dinan Engineering BMW M5 line up against a modded Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 in a quarter-mile battle, the like of which you might not see again for an extremely long time, if ever.

According to the description for the video, the Shelby has a Whipple supercharger, Flowmaster exhaust system, a cold air intake, and we believe Nitto radial tires. The GT500 already started with 662 horsepower, but this exact car has more than 700, according to the owner. The M5 is already equipped with a twin-turbo V8, and this specific one has the Competition package, which bumps power up to 575 and 500 lb-ft of torque. Both are rear-wheel drive, but the Mustang uses a manual transmission, while the BMW has a dual-clutch automatic.

You might find the run more interesting than you’d initially expect. Let us know!

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via [Road Test TV]

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