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BMW M5 V10 beaten by a 3500Nm Kenworth W900 truck

You’d probably never believe it, but here’s a video of a Kenworth W900 truck racing and beating a previous-gen BMW M5 V10 in a 1/8 mile drag race. How? With a tuned turbo-diesel engine producing 1471kW and 3500Nm. Meanwhile, the M5 makes do with a 373kW V10 capable of 12-second quarter mile times.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • I would probably take the M5 to work and back though.

  • Xiphius11

    That’s some serious smoke coming from the diesel!