The Europeans are a funny bunch when it comes to cars. Most of them drive diesels, and they love them some manual transmissions. Yet when it comes to straight-line performance, most Europeans turn up their nose, snootily mocking American cars, which they perceive as being good for drag racing, and only drag racing.
We all know that isn’t true, though American cars are quite adept at going very fast in a drag race. Not even the haughty BMW brand can stand up to a bruiser like the Corvette Z06, especially when forced induction comes into play. This next video shows a BMW M6 ASR (a high-performance Euro-shop) going up against a supercharged Z06.
And we’ll be honest, this race had us a little worried, especially when the BMW lurches forward to an early start. Things don’t look good for the Corvette at first, but this is a 1-mile drag race, not just a quarter mile, which gives the Z06 a chance to really stretch out its 7.0 liter V8 powerband. But this isn’t just a battle of power.
Rather, it is a battle of pounds. Once the two cars get well into the triple-digits, the Corvette’s lighter weight (it’s about 1,000 pounds less than the M6) really factors in as the ‘Vette reels in the supercharged Bimmer. And the final numbers reveal that, while the Bimmer beat the Vette in the quarter-mile, in every other regard the Corvette was the winner. Eat it, Europe.