The BMW 135i is set to square up against a V8 Supercar and a BMW Sauber F1 car at the Ultimate Speed Comparison next week. Two thoroughbred racing cars against a mostly stock car sounds like a fair comparison.
David will take on two Goliaths at this year's Ultimate Speed Comparison in Albert Park during the Formula One weekend. The Ultimate Speed Comparison has been held as a crowd spectacle in order to excite and at the same time host a fair comparison between cars that would normally never be seen "competing."
At the lineup will be motoring journalist Paul Gover in a BMW 135i Coupé equipped with BMW Performance products and will be sporting tii livery. A BMW Sauber F1 car at the hands of Christian Klien will pull up against it while the V8 brigade will be represented by Greg Murphy in his Sprint Gas Racing car. That means two pedigreed race cars going against a small 135i.
The 135i is fitted with a carbon fiber-look bonnet, carbon fiber-covered mirrors and a BMW Performance aerodynamic package. Other extras include 18-inch alloy wheels, cross drilled brake package and a road holding suspension setup.
The engine powering the 135i is the same standard 3.0-litre twin turbo straight six found in BMW's model range. It produces 225kW (306hp) and 400Nm of torque, and has a top speed of 250km/h.
The Ultimate Speed Comparison will take place during five different occasions on race weekend; twice on Thursday and once on Friday, Saturday and Sunday just before the main grand prix begins.