German racer Daniel Abt, son of Abt Sportsline team owner Hans-Jurgen Abt and nephew of DTM driver Christian Abt, whose whole career is connected with Audi cars, betrayed his “native” brand in a new straight-line race. The next test car of the sportsman was a “hot” hatchback BMW M140i, the rival of which was a supercar Lamborghini Huracan STO. Different in their spirit and basic power the cars were equalized in chances by tuning, to which the 5-door hatchback of the F21 generation was subjected.
As the most powerful production version of the BMW 1-Series in the lineup, the M140i modification was equipped with an inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 335 horsepower.
The engine is combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, but after the tuning, the output of the engine has grown to 700 horsepower and torque increased to 930 newton-meters, which played into the hands of an all-wheel-drive hatchback weighing 1540 kilograms.
Unlike its rival, the Lamborghini was fully standard, which means a rear-wheel-drive coupe weighing 1,339 pounds combined with a 640-horsepower 5.2-liter atmospheric V10 with 565 newton-meters of torque and a seven-speed robot transmission. On paper, the Italian model gains only less weight than the German car.
To check the dynamic characteristics Daniel Abt took at the runway, where were measured acceleration times of 0-100 and 100-200 kilometers per hour, the time of classic drag race distance of 402 meters and twice as a long distance of 800 meters and also took into account the maximum speed of a quarter of a mile. And here the results were quite interesting when it comes to the comparison of an “ordinary” hatchback and a sports coupe.