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See A BMW M2 Spank A Ford Mustang

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See A BMW M2 Spank A Ford Mustang

Thanks to EVO, we finally know that the BMW M2 can totally spank a Ford Mustang GT on the drag strip. That’s funny, because the American muscle car with its 5.0-liter V-8, which hammers out a thunderous 435 horsepower, is supposed to be a drag strip champ.

Supposedly, the M2’s claim to fame is its maneuverability. Well, the video above proves that the Bimmer is also quick in a straight line. The car only packs 365 horsepower, so why does it win so handily?

It’s true the M2 weighs about 200 pounds less. That’s not enough to make it quicker, at least not alone. The real key to the BMW’s success is the 7-speed dual clutch transmission, which has a slick launch control feature. The system optimizes throttle output, while the tranny switches gears faster than a human can. It’s true that the Mustang GT has launch control, but having to shift gears manually is a disadvantage.

Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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