You think drag racing a boosted BMW is easy? Think again. Maximum PSI's turbo E36 M3 getting squirrely at E-Town
The people who say drag racing is boring or easy apparently have never driven a serious car at the drag strip. It takes quite a bit of skill to launch a manual rear wheel drive car and to keep the rear end planted especially if it is making some power. This E36 is over 1000 wheel horsepower and has run a 9.1 @ 163 so it definitely qualifies as a car with a bit of power
. Maximum PSI took the E36 back out to the strip hoping to break into the 8's and instead of a record slip driver Mike Radowski may have to change his briefs (or boxers, BimmerBoost is not familiar with his undergarments).
The car ends up looking like it is on ice skates down the track getting a little squirrely out of the hole and then going noticeably sideways around the 1/8 mile mark. That will definitely get a heart pumping a bit. Radowski does a good job keeping the car out of the wall and still manages a mid 9 second run even after having to let off.
Looks like there are some traction and differential issues to sort out before breaking into the 8's. It sure isn't easy.