BMW M8 Posts Ballistic Nurburgring Time

Despite its size, the BMW M8 Competition has posted an impressive time on the Nurburgring. Watch the insane speeds as it makes its way around the Green Hell.

German publication Sport Auto has taken the new BMW M8 Competition around the Nurburgring. With experienced test driver Christian Gebhardt and the running Pirelli P Zero rubber, the BMW M8 Competition completed a lap of the Nurburgring in 7min32.79, which is staggeringly quick. 

In comparison, that's faster than a Pagani Zonda F, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta as well as some early Koenigsegg models like the CCX and CCR. Interestingly, the BMW M5 Competition managed a 7.36 with the same driver behind the wheel.

The BMW M8 Competition is on sale in South Africa with a price tag of R3 300 272. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 motor delivering 460 kW and 750 Nm. Power goes to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission and it's capable of hitting 100 kph in a claimed 3.2 seconds. 

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