Another week, another drag race. This time, the folks over at CarWow have lined up the BMW M2 Competition and the M8 Competition at an airfield.
Yes, it’s a family affair, with the smallest coupé from the M division going up against the largest.
As you’ve no doubt realised, this isn’t exactly a fair battle. For the record, the M2 Competion (here fitted with a raft of extras) employs a turbocharged 3,0-litre straight-six offering the rear wheels some 302 kW and 550 N.m via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The M8 Competition, meanwhile, draws 460 kW and 750 N.m from its turbocharged 4,4-litre V8 heart, directed to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. It's also worth noting the M8 Competition is almost three times the price of its smaller sibling in South Africa.
Watch the video above to see the pair of BMWs engage in a straight-line battle (and a second with a twist), a couple of races from a rolling start and a braking test...
Ryan has spent most of his career in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics and other forms of crime. But his true passion – reignited by a 1971 Austin Mini Mk3 still tucked lifeless in a dark corner of his garage – is of the automotive variety.