Tuesday, February 21, 2012

10-Minute-Long Race Duel Between a Porsche 911 GT3 and a BMW 1-series

This race duel between a Porsche 911 GT3 and a BMW 1-series at the Dutch Supercar Challenge will keep you at the edge of your seat for full 10 minutes! The really close calls at 4:21, 4:46 and 7:00 nearly had me screaming "Get out of the waaay!" After an 8-minute assault, the 1-series finally passed the GT3, only to get loose in the next turn and cede back the position. It took 10 1/2 minutes for the 1-series to make a pass that sticks and manage to pull away for good. Amazing battle!

This is a very well set up 1-series. It has a 6-cyl 3.0 ltr engine tuned to 330 hp. Gearbox is a sequential 6-speed with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. It also has a wide body kit and highly adjustable full race suspension. Tires are 250 mm wide Dunlop slicks.

What really drew me into watching the video was how different the two cars are: the GT3 pulls away on the straightaways and the 1M gets right back on its tail under braking and cornering. Maybe the 1-series was set up better than the GT3 for this particular race but it's hard to argue that the driver skill is what determined the end result. Fantastic driving!