Shelby GT350 tuned to bolt-on BMW 335i F30, loser is completely wiped out
You’d think having your heart ripped out of your chest once would be enough, but this BMW 335i is seemingly relentless – and not in a good way. We have reason to believe this is the same BMW 335i F30 that crashed in March while racing against another Shelby GT350.
The German sports sedan is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six engine (the N55B30M0 to be precise), producing 302 hp (306 hp) and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque in stock. All that growl can be routed to the rear wheels or all four wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission – a small advantage over the Mustang in terms of shifting speed.
In this particular case, the Bimmer also comes with bolt-on modifications (downpipes and a 93 melody), but we don’t have a final output number for you. Knowing exactly what it was to play with would have been nice.
As for the GT350, we all know it uses a 5.2-liter flat-cranked V8 with 526 hp (533 hp) and 429 lb-ft (582 Nm) of torque, mated to a Tremec six-speed manual. TR-3160 gearbox. Compared to a regular Mustang GT, the Shelby variant also features a track-focused chassis with upgraded brakes and improved suspension.
On top of all that, this car gets an E85 melody with cat removal, so it has even more pulling power to throw at the BMW, which is desperately lacking in torque.
In the end, it wasn’t even close, so let’s hope there won’t be a third race between the two as it would be rather redundant.