If you like to play the odds game, betting against alight-weight European prizefighter
like the BMW M2 might be unwise, even when its rival is an American muscle car.
Of course, this latest generation of muscle cars has come a long way and thenew Camaro SS
certainly qualifies as an overachiever thanks to its Corvette-sourced 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine.
On paper, the 455 HP and 455 lb-ft (616 Nm) of torque can help it get from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4 seconds flat, which actually makes it quicker off the line than the BMW M2.
Speaking of which, the car some are calling BMW'sbest M-vehicle of all time
comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine, good for 365 HP and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) of torque, thus sprinting to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.1 seconds.
That being said, we will remind you that weight matters a lot, and that launching your car off the line perfectly is not something people manage to do each and every time they go racing.
Also, the guys fromCanalTopSpeed
also went with a rolling start after the initial stand-still drag race, just for good measure. The results are, interesting to say the least.