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Paul Walker Races 650hp Mini Cooper in Supercharged BMW M3

It ‘s Saturday so what could be better than a video of a 650hp Mini Cooper racing a Supercharged BMW M3 E92.

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  • lava

    Not really sure what we were watching – at first the Mini looked like it just walked away from the M3, but after the M3 passed it seemed to be trying a lot harder to go faster, yet the Mini hung with it.

    I’d like to know what engine mods kicked the Mini up to 650, as well as how much HP a supercharged M3 was dealing out.

  • beken

    This is a form of touge racing. As found on wikipedia

    Cat and mouse/sudden death

    The lead car wins if the space between the cars increases considerably, while the following car wins if they overtake the lead car. If any car spins out or crashes, the other car wins the race. In the event of the following car keeping pace, the race is usually rerun with the positions swapped.[citation needed] Once again the new lead car must pull away from the pursuer significantly, or the follower must overtake, to win and prevent another run.

    This style of battle is often chosen when the road isn’t wide enough to allow passing, but if the car in front does indeed somehow get passed, the overtaken car automatically loses.

    Doesn’t look like the MINI is using 650hp here.

  • beken

    This is a form of touge (pronounced Tow-gae) racing. As found on wikipedia

    Cat and mouse/sudden death

    The lead car wins if the space between the cars increases considerably, while the following car wins if they overtake the lead car. If any car spins out or crashes, the other car wins the race. In the event of the following car keeping pace, the race is usually rerun with the positions swapped.[citation needed] Once again the new lead car must pull away from the pursuer significantly, or the follower must overtake, to win and prevent another run.

    This style of battle is often chosen when the road isn’t wide enough to allow passing, but if the car in front does indeed somehow get passed, the overtaken car automatically loses.

    Doesn’t look like the MINI is using 650hp here.