I own a 2008 BMW M5—the one with the 500-horsepower V10. Often times I think to myself while driving, "What would this engine be like with two turbos and quadruple the horsepower?" Now, thanks to this drag racing shop in Norway, I no longer have to wonder, because they've done it. It's ridiculous.
, an engine building shop in Skjønhaug, Norway, recently built a top-tier drag racing engine out of BMW's S85 5.0-liter V10—the same one found in my car. Of course, V.S's engine has been completely rebuilt from the ground up with heavy-duty internals and a bunch of other modifications to withstand the force of 26.1 psi of boost from two turbochargers. It's also been destroked to 4.8-liters, and runs purely on methanol. The result is a jaw-dropping 1851 horsepower and 1340 lb.-ft. of torque at the crank. Fortunately for us, V.S Motor recorded it engine dyno testing of the engine. It's so loud, the camera's microphone simply gives up.
But the fun doesn't stop there. V.S Motor also has video of the engine in its drag car body laying down some truly quick quarter-mile times. The fastest-recorded run I've seen online is a 6.89-second time at a speed of 333 km/h (around 207 mph). Please, turn the volume up.
Now excuse me while I try to get V.S Motor to build this for my car and then figure out how to fit it in the engine bay.