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In stock form, the M5 would have no chance against the Veyron in a drag race. Built from 1988 until 1995, the E34 initially came with BMWís 3.6-liter S38B36 straight-six engine. The motor was good for 311 hp and 266 lb-ft in M5 spec, though it would be replaced by the larger S38B38 engine in 1992. Measuring in at 3.8 liters, this larger straight-six provided 335 hp, though it wasnít offered in the U.S. market.

That isnít a problem for the E34 you see here. This specific example was tuned by AG i NorrkŲping in Sweden. While exact details arenít shared in the video clip, we're told this M5 makes a whopping 900 hp, thanks in part to a massive truck-sized turbo. On pure output alone, the vintage sports sedan is much closer to the Veyron than you'd anticipate.A brainchild of Ferdinand PiŽch, the Veyron was a vehicle obsessed with excess. The W-16 engine measures in at 8.0 liters, fed by four turbochargers to produce 987 hp. Combine that with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive, and it's no surprise the Veyron is one of the quickest accelerating vehicles of its time. All of that equipment does contribute to the Veyronís hefty 4162-pound curb weight, which might have played a serious role in the results of these races.

From the very first pull in the video, it's clear the Bugatti has no chance. The M5 and its massive turbo simply overwhelm the Veyron, and the hypercar is never able to catch up. We see the cars make a few passes in the clip, and each time the Bugattiís driver is shocked at what's taking place. He isnít the only oneóthe BMWís knack for spitting sideways under acceleration seems like it should have tipped the drag race in favor of the French. Itís clear that if the races would have taken place from a dig, the results would have been different based on traction alone. That said, there is something really enjoyable about watching a seven-figure hypercar get destroyed by a vintage sedan.