Last week we reported that G-Power had broken the world speed record for the world’s fastest sedan. However, only part of that news was correct. Turns out, the record wasn’t broken by the old Hurricane RS , but by a new version of the Hurricane called the RR.

The new Hurricane RR is powered by a 10-cylinder engine that received larger superchargers than the V10 used in the RS. The engine also received MAHLE high-performance forged pistons with lower compression and increased mechanical strength. These adjustments allow the RR to produce 800 hp available between 7,500 and 8,000 rpm and 800 Nm at 5,000 rpm. With this amount of power, the RR can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.35 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 9.5 seconds, and to 186 in 25.8 seconds. Top speed is 372.1 km/h (231 mph).

A body kit was also added to the Hurricane RR and includes front and rear skirts and spoilers. The car sits on 20" Silverstone Clubsport wheels. The interior also gets modified with the use of clear-coated carbon-fiber panels for the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Topping off the interior is an ergonomically shaped G-POWER sports steering wheel with especially perforated Kjerba Nappa leather.

UPDATE 01/20/12: It’s rare that a BMW could be in contention for the title of fastest saloon in the world, but once you factor in G-Power into the BMW’s equation, then all bets are off. If you’re looking for proof, check out this video of the high-powered Beamer M5er run roughshod around the Nurburgring. Video after the jump.

Press release after the jump.

Back in 2008, the G-Power M5 Hurricane RS received the title of "world’s fastest sedan." Back then, the car reached a top speed of 228.4 mph . Two years later, the tuner has broken its own record. During some recent testings the Hurricane RS was capable of a top speed of 231.2 mph.

Piston Heads, however, reports they are "not sure if the new feat was independently witnessed, and it was a peak maximum on an oval test track rather than a speed reached over the flying mile in both directions," so we should expect an official press release fairly soon on this record breaking feat, if it indeed is comparable to the previous record setting environment.

The Hurrican RS is powered by a V10 engine with a BI-Kompressor system that helps the engine develop an impressive 750 hp (250 hp more than a stock M5 ). The extra power of the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS is the result of two modified superchargers with enlarged capacity from G-POWER’s technology partner ASA. The standard air box is replaced by an aluminum casting that allows for an "incomparable response and also much more torque".

Talk about a fast, sweet ride; the only problem is that the G-Power M5 Hurricane RS will set you back €251,100. Ouch. We can think of a few other cars we would like to have for that amount of money.

Source: PistonHeads
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Remember when the M5 was caught testing and some sly cat took a picture of its engine? Well, it’s been quite some time since then and we have yet to see any more photos of the M5 in the wild, but somebody decided to change all that by leaving the new M5 in a parking lot in what appears to be a rest area or a gas station.

We can see the new production wheels, the new shift knob, and the meaty looking Pirelli tires. There are new interior shots that show new seats and a tachometer with a reduced redline.

Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that will put out around 555 horsepower. That will make this model far more powerful than the old model and not to mention, far better looking.

The chassis will likely be aluminum and there should be loads of carbon fiber parts. The new M5 will also get an electronically controlled limited slip differential and Dynamic Performance Control.

The official car will debut at the Paris Motor Show .

Source: 5Post
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Remember the words of performance guru Mr. Carroll Shelby: Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races. Mercedes Benz surely remembers and they have taken the queue to come out on top with the launch of their revolutionary 5.5L V8 twin turbo engine.

Slated to make appearances in the CL, CLS, S, and E class, this new development has got BMW shaking in their boots as this engine will make its way to the 2011 E class AMG , arch rival to the much fabled BMW M5 . With the number of horses increasing from 525 to 537, the real gain is the massive surge of torque which has gone from 630 Nm found on the previous 6.3 V8 to a whopping 900 Nm. These numbers will be able to make mince meat out of the 2011 BMW M5 which is powered by a 4.4L V8 engine, churning 555 BHP and 680 Nm of torque.

The M5 has already been caught testing months before the forthcoming Paris Motor Show and BMW boffins are still focusing on improving its power-to-weight ratio, as the almost 300Nm of extra torque present in the 5.5 V8 engine would simply obliterate the M5 in a drag race.

With the temperatures soaring from the heat generating from the horsepower war between Mercedes and BMW , expect fringe players like Jaguar and Audi to take queue and worsen the situation.

The next generation BMW M5 has been caught testing again and this time it revealed its engine. And while we do not have a clear shot, we presume we are indeed talking about the same engine as found in the X6 M: a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that will deliver around 555 hp and 680 Nm torque, making the new M5 far better than the model it replaces. It will sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds and will hit a limited top speed of 155mph or 188 mph with the optional M Drivers Package.

Of course, the new M5 BMW will focus on reducing the car’s weight, so expect an aluminum chassis and intense use of carbon fiber parts. The new M5 also gets an electronically-controlled limited slip differential and Dynamic Performance Control, which sends extra power to the outer wheel when cornering to reduce understeer.

The official debut will be made at the Paris Motor Show later this year with sales set to begin sometime in 2011.

Source: AMS
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Well, it’s that time of your life. You know the time when you just turned 40 years old. Your family is in full swing and maybe your children are off to college or just about to finish up high school. Your job is okay, but nothing excites you much anymore and life is just plain dull.

Like most people, when the mid-life crisis stage sets in the only thing that every man needs is to have a fast car that makes him feel excited and young again. The question now becomes what car to buy?

The obvious choice is a Ferrari , a Lamborghini , or an Aston Martin . Nothing says youth like a DB9 or a 458 Italia . Let’s be honest with ourselves though, not many people can afford a car like that, especially with a family. We need to find something for under $100,000 that is fast, looks good, and isn’t on two wheels.

These are the top five mid-life crisis cars on the market today in the United States. Check them out after the jump.

After five years of successful production, the current generation BMW M5 E60 sedan and touring is about to end its life. During this period BMW sold a total of 20,548 units with USA being the most successful market. The States sold a total of 8,800 vehicles. They were ahead of the German market (1,647 units), Great Britain, and Ireland who developed the greatest demand on the European continent with 1,776 vehicles sold. Japan (1,357 units) takes fourth place among the most significant markets for the BMW M5 Saloon, followed by Italy (512).

The current BMW M5 E60 is powered by a 5.5 liter V10 engine with a maximum power of 500 hp achieved at 7750 rpm and a maximum torque of 383 lb-ft. realized at 6100 rpm. This will be the new vehicle that will begin production at the same plants the M5 E60s were produced. In fact, the new M5 is the reason the E60 is being shoved out of the door.

The next generation BMW M5 will be unveiled in 2011. It will be powered by the same V8 engine used in the X5 and X6 M, but tweaked to deliver between 585-600HP. Since this is the same engine we thought the BMW M5 would have, we can estimate that it will sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 155mph or 188 mph with the optional M Drivers Package.

Press release after the jump.

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The large car craze in the United States is at the end of its life cycle, at least we hope. Gas prices are still a bit high, but they will need to rise just a bit more in order to really bring the small car back into our thoughts again.

That being said, some of the most popular cars on the market today were once considered way too small to be safe. Take the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris for example. The three-door Yaris is a pretty popular car, but many still find it to be the size of a shoebox rather than the size of a proper car. The Fit is a little bigger, but Americans still find it a bit too small for their tastes. Maybe the seats just aren’t wide enough.

Modern safety laws and design have helped these small cars earn five-star safety ratings, but size still matters in some people’s minds. It’s going to take a few very special small cars, and even a few minivans and wagons, to shake America’s love with large, oversized vehicles. Here are the top ten cars that aren’t available in the United States.

Hit the jump to see the list.

As the twin-turbo V8 says hello in 2011, Nowack Motorsports has prepared a special edition BMW M5 as a farewell celebration for the naturally aspirated V10 model. Called the BMW M5 Hans Nowack Edition, this special edition is a tribute from Oliver Nowack to his father Hans, creator of world famed race and road engines and one of the inventors of what is nowadays called ECU-Tuning.

The car is equipped with two Nowack Motorsports bespoke intake air collectors and, of course, some good ol’ Nowack ECU. This propels the Nowack Motors N635S 5.8 Hans Nowack Edition found in the BMW from 507 hp to an amazing 718 hp.

We wish we could say that this engine was all the BMW M5 needs, but we could go for a nice, new little spoiler here and some side skirts there. Maybe something along the lines of the BMW X6 M that Nowack took a crack at back in March? Of course, if they are not going to add any other fancy schmancy components, any tuning firms out there ready to take a bite at this edition?

Press release after the jump.

In a recent interview with the German magazine, Auto News, Dr. Kay Segler, BMW M GmbH’s Managing Director, confirmed the long rumored 1-Series M . He said the car will go on sale in the second quarter of 2011. Of course every one knew about the existence of the car , but it is the very first time a BMW representative officially confirms it. And the fact that it came from the head honcho of BMW M sends this rumor into fact city.

Segler also said that the car will not be called the M1 - that will remain a name reserved in history by the original M1 that debuted thirty years ago. He did not reveal the name of the car, but he did said it will be built in limited numbers. The 1-series M will probably follow along the engine lines of the 135i producing 306hp.

From what we know of the BMW M1 it will also feature a central duct, brake air ducts, an additional two ducts on the bonnet, two air intakes on the front wings for a typical M look, and the bar that incorporates the side indicator light. It will also have widened fenders, integrated duckbill trunk spoiler, upgraded M wheels, and large brakes with cross-drilled rotors.

Next, Dr. Kay Segler said that the2011 M5 will be powered by the same V8 engine used in the X5 and X6 M, but tweaked to deliver between 585-600HP. Since this is the same engine we thought the BMW M5 would have, we can estimate that it will sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 155mph or 188 mph with the optional M Drivers Package. BMW M’s goal with this car is a "Two Cars in One": a daily driving car that could be transformed into a racetrack beast with just the touch of a button.

Hopefully, we will be able to see these two vehicles very soon. We expect the BMW M5 first, possibly at the Paris Motor Show . The 1-series M should make its appearance sometime early next year.

Source: 1addicts

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