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Watch a touring-car ace kill a pigeon…

…en route to a Nürburgring record

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Newsflash: pigeons that live at the Nürburgring are not faster than regular pigeons. We thought they might possess some superhuman speed (like the people who live there…) but no. Bear down on one at 120-odd mph and you’ll still catch it out. Poor thing.

The windscreen on which this particular pigeon is smeared (skip to 3:30, if you haven’t already) belongs to a AC Schnitzer ACL2, which its maker claims is the fastest road-legal BMW to lap the Nordschleife. With touring car driver Markus Oestreich at the wheel it set a 7:25.8 lap, making it a couple of seconds quicker than an M4 GTS.

Admittedly the ACL2 is a pretty serous thing. That it’s a BMW at all is debatable. It used to be a normal M235i, then AC Schnitzer removed the engine and replaced with the one from the M4, added more power (for 562bhp) and much suspension. You can read all about it by clicking on these words.

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