Engine dyno videos are either exciting or terrifying. Well, OK, occasionally they’re boring too. The folks at Dinan just put out a video that manages to be amazing, sensational, and borderline pornographic. The star of the clip is a Dinan-rejuvenated BMW M49. If you know BMW engine codes, you know we’re dealing with something special here.
How special? Well, this is a M49/2, which was the motor used by the 1976 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSA… which won the 24 Hours of Daytona. It was rated at 480 bhp, which is a ton when you consider that the Batmobile-esque BMW racecars it powered only weighed about 2300 pounds.
Want to hear what one sounds like?
[youtube width=”720″ height=”405″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdU0T7r5zcQ[/youtube]
That, my friends, is a noise that sends shivers down my spine. Well done Dinan… well done indeed.