Lap COTA From the Bergsteiger’s Front Splitter | Video

This video just might have it all: a screaming V8, loud turbo whooshes and a view of the track that’s about as close as possible without getting road rash on your face.

The footage comes courtesy of BimmerWorld while exhibiting Bergsteiger, its 1000-plus-horsepower E36-chassis Pikes Peak racer, at the Optima Hi-Performance Expo at Circuit of the Americas.

Read more about this insane machine here, and look out for it at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb on June 27.

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Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/6/21 12:39 p.m.

I like to put GoPros on the splitter, it's really fun to watch. My term for it is "squirrel cam".

Not COTA, not a kilohorse car, not a pro driver - but they're always fun to watch.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/6/21 1:58 p.m.

The soundtrack from that second video is intoxicating.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/6/21 1:59 p.m.

It's the last thing an oxygen molecule hears before having a very eventful day.

DjGreggieP HalfDork
5/7/21 10:04 a.m.


Bumper cams count? Lines are scruffy and its about a tenth of the whp but has sweet glorious boost noises.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/7/21 10:28 a.m.

In reply to DjGreggieP :

Blow-off noises like that always make me smile.

I need to buy or build a turbocharged car. I don't even want that much boost, I just want turbo noises.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/11/21 12:05 p.m.

How about some Andy Lally street luge action?


Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/11/21 12:39 p.m.

Something's wrong with that video, I can't hear the constant screaming.

There aren't many sports where your feet are aerodynamic aids.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/13/21 11:22 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

I know, right? Crazy AF. 

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