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This is the Team Schirmer BMW E90 GTR S54 engine with 405bhp, 1225kg empty weight and drenth sequential 6 speed gearbox. This video is from the 5th November 2007, when it was dry, windy and 5 degrees track temperature. The purpose of the day was to test the car with different wing positions and damper settings.

The video was the 3rd lap of the day, the first proper lap once the tyres had been warmed up. We went on to alter the settings from here resulting in a fastest lap of 7.04 (unfortunately not on video). Incidentally, this was was the same day that Loaded did their laptime of 7.22 with their nearly 600bhp supercharged CSL.

This car won the last two RCN races in 2009 - wet and dry, beating one of the famous VLN Porsche.

The driver is Michael Funke, an ex Ford works driver who races for Team Schirmer in Germany. Michael will be attending some of the CSL Cup races in 2010 with this car.

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Great Video. Thanks for sharing. What has been done to the S54 to squeeze out 405HP?
 

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WOW - that guy is good - some of the best ring driving I have ever seen! Excellent video! Congrats - faster than loaded - just goes to show what the Danish Touring Car Champioship drivers experienced - the e 90 chassis is so much better than the e46.
 

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Cool vid!

405bhp out of an S54? how!?!?!?!?
The S50B32 and S54B32 were both capable of these power levels, but these were professional level race engines, built and tuned from the ground up for the track. Like, if you aren't above 4000 RPM, you are probably damaging the engine kinda thing.
 
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