• ESS VT2-625 supercharged E92 M3 with claimed 570 wheel horsepower at 7.5 psi beaten by heads/cam/intake/exhaust Camaro SS with 520 wheel horsepower

      Very surprising race here with an ESS VT2-625 supercharged M3 taken down by an all motor LS3 Camaro SS. On paper, this race should easily go the M3's way considering it is claimed to have 570 wheel horsepower at 7.5 psi and also being the significantly lighter car. 570 wheel with a dual clutch transmission is good for 130 MPH trap speeds which a 520 wheel Camaro SS won't match. More power, less weight, dual clutch trans, the M3 should win rather easily. So what gives?

      The Camaro SS with the LS3 naturally aspirated V8 has modified heads, a cam, intake, and exhaust said to be good for around 520 wheel horsepower.


      BimmerBoost has no explanation other than the M3 likely not making the power claimed (it's easier to race on a dyno than in the real world) and possibly not having the right pulley either. Recently a BimmerBoost forum member stated they had a different pulley shipped with their ESS kit than they should have so it's possible this M3 owner isn't making the horsepower or boost they thought they were. The M3 is also said to be a DCT so how a dual clutch car making more power, shifting faster, and with less weight can lose is beyond reason unless the Camaro has more going on than he is letting on (nitrous).

      This article was originally published in forum thread: ***VIDEO*** BMW E92 M3 (ESS VT-625) vs All-Motor Camaro SS (Mr. TORQ) [HD] started by AWD75 View original post
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      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        I did see that the M was starting creep back up, pretty good in the 1st run, and then just slightly in the 2nd, but its so far late and not hard enough for me to say "OOOOOHHH!! COULDA SHOULDA WOULDA.. YADA YADA YADA."

        I think i can take both cars though Click here to enlarge
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        the M will creep every shift (like it did) but the maro would slowly set it back every gear with the tq (like it did)
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        if the the tq is so great on the camaro why the hell are they so damn slow in stock form?? the zl1 barely gets out of the 12's and traps around 117
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        if the the tq is so great on the camaro why the hell are they so damn slow in stock form?? the zl1 barely gets out of the 12's and traps around 117
        heads and cam will wake up just about any LS motor
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        the M will creep every shift (like it did) but the maro would slowly set it back every gear with the tq (like it did)
        i like tq, but that high in the rpm range is about HP. and that why this is odd to see.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        i like tq, but that high in the rpm range is about HP. and that why this is odd to see.

        it is what it is....but its "documented" so there Click here to enlarge
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        eh, not my car, so i didnt lose. like i said, i think i can take both cars.. but since we're half a country away, you wanna find me a 500hp 'maro to run Click here to enlarge ?
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        eh, not my car, so i didnt lose. like i said, i think i can take both cars.. but since we're half a country away, you wanna find me a 500hp 'maro to run Click here to enlarge ?

        i thought that maro was from around here?
      1. Mr.Squeeze's Avatar
        Mr.Squeeze -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        i like tq, but that high in the rpm range is about HP. and that why this is odd to see.

        Lol this really hurts you I am here for you if you need a shoulder to lean onClick here to enlarge
      1. nismo370's Avatar
        nismo370 -
        LM that Maro would smoke you too, knock it off lol.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nismo370 Click here to enlarge
        LM that Maro would smoke you too, knock it off lol.
        lol
      1. nismo370's Avatar
        nismo370 -
        The M cant beat everything lol.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nismo370 Click here to enlarge
        The M cant beat everything lol.
        steves can....i mean it did beat the V....its even on videoClick here to enlarge
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        you guys have no idea the hell your about unleash..

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nismo370 Click here to enlarge
        The M cant beat everything lol.
        not everything, just everything you have Click here to enlarge
      1. JonsC63AMG's Avatar
        JonsC63AMG -
        I'm very impressed with the Camaro.
      1. nismo370's Avatar
        nismo370 -
        Doesnt matter boug what i have or dont, the M still got whooped by that boat. Lmfao.
      1. nismo370's Avatar
        nismo370 -
        Oh believe me LM whatever i get is gonna annihilate that M. = )
      1. nismo370's Avatar
        nismo370 -
        LOL @ Ultimate
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        ill believe when i see it.

        if it whooped the M, it would massacre sum 370's..
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        ill believe when i see it.

        if it whooped the M, it would massacre sum 370's..

        negative