Veyron-killing E34 BMW M5 Now For Sale, Infamy & All
The world famous E34 that stunned a Bugatti Veyron driver during a runway race is now up for sale.
Drivers of the Bugatti Veyron are kind of like A-list celebrities. They’re not used to being outshined. It takes a lot to make the 16-cylinder, quad-turbo hypercar look anything less than sonic-boom fast. This E34 BMW M5 that’s up for sale in Sweden has that and more.
You may remember it from this GTBoard.com video shot back in 2015:
It shows two guys in a 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron rolling down a runway next to a 1993 M5. The BMW’s bulging hood doesn’t completely close, but it does manage to conceal the ridiculously powerful engine underneath it. A huge intercooler peeks out from the lower air intake in the front bumper. The bronze front wheels don’t match the rear wheels, which are wrapped in Hoosier rubber. Those give a hint of what the heavily modded four-door can do.
After the two cars hit the straightaway, both drivers step hard on the throttle. The nearby field and trees turn into blurs. Flames shoot out of the M5’s exhaust right before obscenities fly out of the camera man’s mouth. The 22-year-old sedan leaves the guys in the $1-million purpose-built exotic stunned and impressed.
In its listing for the 1993 M5, Swedish site Wayke calls it a “Turbo 1000+ Bugatti killer.” Mileage appears to be 20,000 miles, although horsepower (aka “Effect” after an English translation) is claimed to be 340, which is way off from the 900 RWHP figure shown in the above video. (Based on the footage, we’ll have to side with GTBoard‘s number.) A grainy photo of the interior shows what appears to be the steering wheel from an E39 M5 taking the place of the OEM part.
According to Road & Track, “The factory BMW S38 straight-six engine seems to have been fully rebuilt to handle a massive amount of boost, as evidenced by the watermelon-sized Borg Warner turbocharger stuffed under the hood.”
Once the asking price is converted from Swedish krona to U.S. dollars, this Bug-smasher comes out to just under $40,000. That’s still not cheap, but it’s helluva lot less than what it takes to buy a Veyron – and just enough to beat it in a roll race.