G-Power is already famous for their impressive update packages for a number of BMW models, especially the M3, but they’ve just released their most spectacular M3 package yet: the Tornado RS. This new package transforms the standard M3 into the most powerful BMW M3 in the world, eclipsing the 635 HP M3 GTS G-Power worked on earlier this year.
The new BMW M3 Tornado RS delivers no less than 720 HP thanks to the addition of a SK III “Sporty Drive” Supercharger System. In addition to the supercharger, G-Power has also added a modified crankshaft which increases the V8’s displacement by 15% (from 4.0 to 4.6-liters), a carbon fiber airbox which is 4 kg (8.8 lbs) lighter than the standard one, and a tailor-made cooling system for the SK III Supercharger System that increases the capacity of the oil and water cooling circuits of the V8 engine to keep temperatures in check. The car will also be equipped with a titanium exhaust system with free-flowing 100 cpsi metallic catalytic converters. As a result, the Tornado RS delivers a total of 720 HP and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft. This allows the M3 to achieve a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of only 3.7 seconds, a sprint from 0 to 124 mph in 9.5 seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph.
The exterior was also given a once-over with a new aerodynamic program made entirely of carbon fiber. The package includes a carbon front spoiler for more downforce with optional brake cooling ducts for ventilation on the front axle, a trunk lid, and a 3-piece carbon rear spoiler to increase the downforce on the rear axle. The car now sits on a new set of weight-optimized 20-inch G-Power Silverstone Clubsport forged wheels.
Pricing for this kit starts off at 35,00 euro, or about $47,500 at the current exchange rates.
We’ve seen G Power’s Typhoon body kit on an earlier version of the BMW X5 M, but now the German tuning firm has dressed up the new BMW X5 with the same Typhoon body kit. This would be in addition to giving the SUV an engine upgrade courtesy of its SK III program.
As we’re all familiar with, G Power’s Typhoon body kit comes with plenty of aerodynamic enhancements that turns the X5 into a car that looks like it’s been given a massive makeover. Among the items included are a pair of enormous wing extensions on the front and rear end of the SUV, a new bumper that comes with massive air intakes and LED lights, a vented bonnet made from carbon fiber, custom side skirts, and a custom diffuser. On top of all that, G Power also gave the X5 with a set of 23" Silverstone Edition forged wheels wrapped in high performance Michelin tires.
Inside, G Power continued with the modifications, complete with exclusive accessories that include a sport steering wheel, a new speedometer and a number of interior elements that have made from aluminum.
As for the powertrain, the tuning company’s SK III engine upgrade program, together with an ASA T1-522 supercharger, took the new X5 xDrive48i’s 4.8-liter V8 engine and bumped up its output by 170 horsepower all the way up to 525 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 443 lb/ft of torque at 5,300 rpm. The end result allows the X5 to hit 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds with an increased top speed of 172 mph, a bump up from the electronically limited 155-mph top speed of the standard model.
While some tuning firms do what they do in order to upgrade a vehicle’s looks, many find the greatest amount of joy in pushing these vehicles’ limits to the outermost edge of their threshold. G-Power’s ultimate test was found on the Nardo high speed test track. When you can successfully test your vehicle on the Nardo test track, you know you are doing good, but when you do so by achieving a top speed of 207 mph, you know your success has just tripled.
The Nardo Ring in Italy is 7.8 miles long and features four lanes for cars and motorcycles to test out their speed capabilities. What makes this track so special is its simplistic design that allows drivers to eliminate steering needs when traveling at speeds within the 149 mph limit set in the fourth lane. What this means is that the lanes are angled in such a way that drivers can drive the vehicle as if they were speeding down a straight line, which we all know is the way to go to set a higher top speed.
On the flip side, this test track can also put a heap of pressure on the vehicle’s engine with high temperatures and full throttle driving tackling its construction. This is where G-Power has excelled. Their tuning kit for the BMW M3 not only allowed Christian Stöber, Vice President and Technical Director at G-Power to get the M3 up to 207 mph at the 2011 Nardo High-Speed Test event, but did so with no major engine damage. Only two cars with 900hp and 1000hp were faster at this event, which speaks volumes of G-Power’s new BMW M3 package.
Hit the jump for details on the BMW M3 SK II by G-Power and a video of its achievement at the Nardo Ring..
The BMW M3 GTS is no doubt one of the most impressive M3s ever: lightweight body parts, carbon aerodynamic parts, titanium exhaust, racing suspension, roll cage, and racing bucket seats with six-point seat-belts. However, according to G-Power, the GTS is missing one important thing - ultimate output - and the German tuner is ready to offer it.
In order to increase the car’s output, G-Power is offering a "Sporty Drive" supercharger system, adapted specifically for the BMW M3 GTS. The new system will increase the car’s output from a standard of 450 HP to 635 HP and 464 lb-ft of torque.
The new "Sporty Drive" supercharged system is combined with a lightweight, all-titanium exhaust system that delivers the necessary reduction in exhaust back pressure. The exhaust, developed specifically to suit the requirements of the SK II supercharger system, is equipped with 100 cpsi metal catalytic converters.
With the new output, the G-Power M3 GTS will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and to 124 mph in 11.9 seconds. Top speed is 200 mph.
If you are interested in obtaining the new "Sporty Drive" system, G-Power is offering it for a price of €23,500 - or about $33,500 at the current exchange rates - not including taxes or installation.
It might sound a little insensitive to be talking about a tuning package that makes reference to a natural disaster given the things going on in Japan these days, but then again, G-Power’s work on the new X6 M dubbed the ’Typhoon S’ certainly has no connection to the tragedies in Japan.
The German tuning firm has made a handsome living with their works on BMWs in the past, and with their latest offering, these guys are still a long way from slowing down.
The ’Typhoon S’ features a comprehensive tuning package for the X6, one that includes both aerodynamic and performance improvements. Despite having little to no interior upgrades, G-Power still dressed up the SUV’s exterior with new body parts that improve not just the car’s overall look, but also its effect on performance figures. And speaking of power updates, the Typhoon S was given quite the performance spike, reaching an output north of 726 horsepower - compare that to the Typhoon’s ’pedestrian’ 600-horsepower output - making this particular X6 one of the most powerful of its kind in the world.
Details on the G-Power X6 M Typhoon S after the jump.
G-Power knows BMWs like the back of its hand, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to us that the German tuning firm took a shot at working up a BMW M5 Touring with some highly impressive performance packages.
With a 5.0-liter V10 engine already under its hood, G-Power gave it a massive performance boost, courtesy of the tuning firm’s SK III RS twin-turbocharger system. The result is a car that produces 750 horsepower and a top speed of 224 mph, a record-breaking speed that netted the car the title as the world’s fastest estate sedan.
Now that we’ve made this vehicle oh-so desirable for anybody who enjoys the BMW M5, it’s worth noting that there’s a certain level of exclusivity for G-Power’s M5 Hurricane RS Routing. Of all the BMW M5 Touring models, only 1,025 units of this model will be equipped with G-Power’s performance upgrade, which means that scooping up a piece of this car is going to be a mighty task, even for the lofty standards of the BMW M5.
If you can’t afford or find a way to bring home this car, then you’ll be just like the rest of us. Don’t worry, though. Misery loves company, anyway, right?
Details on the G-Power M5 Hurricane RS Touring after the jump.
After releasing the Hurricane RR and Hurricane RS, G-Power has revealed details on the Hurricane GS, a BMW M5 equipped with an LPG system. And in true G-Power form, the new GS model has already established a world record becoming the fastest LPG car in the world.
The new Hurricane GS is offered with a G-POWER SK II bi-supercharger system that increases the output of the engine to an impressive 660 hp and 650 Nm of torque. With this amount of power under the hood the GS is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in only 4.6 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in just 11.4 seconds. Top speed has been established to a record of 201 mph.
Interested in a little record-setting GS model? It’s going to cost a total of 33,571 euro (around $43,500 at the current exchange rates), so start breaking up the piggy banks.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 G-Power Hurricane GS.
A few months ago G-Power unveiled the Hurricane RR - the world’s fastest sedan. Now, in an attempt to make the BMW Z4 even faster, the tuner is offering the same SK Plus supercharger system for the sports roadster.
This system is available for the Z4 3.0i version and increases the engine’s output by a total of 55 HP. The result is an impressive 286 hp at 6,000 rpm and 345 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. With the new supercharger, the Z4 will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.
Next to this system, G-Power is also offering a new set of 20" wheels, a “GZ4-RS” coil-over suspension with 9-way adjustable compression and rebound, and a rear sport silencer made from stainless steel.
The price for the package is 2,500 euro and can also be applied to the BMW 3 Series E46. However, if you are looking for some serious power then potential customers should also take a look at the BMW Z4 by Hamann. This kit provides the roadster with 360 kicking ponies and strips away the top speed limiter. Really the preference between these two models comes down to customer preference. Subtlety and style goes to G-Power while speed is a hands down win for Hamann.
Meet the new M6 Hurricane RR - the world’s fastest 4-seat coupe. Based on a BMW M6, the Hurricane RR is G-Power’s latest full speed creation. It may look familiar, considering this is practically the same kit that was blended in to the BMW M5 juts a couple of months, but this latest masterpiece is just a tad faster, making it that much cooler.
Following in the footsteps of the M5 Hurricane RR, the M6 can now develop a total of 800 HP and is capable of hitting a top speed of no less than 230 mph. This increase was attained by adding the same bi-supercharger system to the V10 engine as found in the previous Hurricane RR. This setup is cooled using a dual-flow, water-cooled charge air cooler system and works with a new set of lightweight, precisely balanced Mahle high-performance forged pistons.
The result of all that work is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in 4.35 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 9.5 seconds, and to 186 mph in 24.9 seconds. The latter being the only time that was an improvement over the M5 Hurricane RR, albeit slightly.
Check out the full story plus the press release after the jump.
What a waste of a perfectly awesome tuned up sports car. For the record, we’re glad that the driver – a 40-year old man – and his passenger walked away from the crash without any major injuries. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for that tuned-up beast that was once a G-Power Hurricane.
The BMW M5-tuned beast was totaled beyond recognition after the driver, who appeared to have been driving under the influence during the time of the accident, lost control of the car as a result of some high-speed – and obscenely reckless – driving before crashing head-on into a tree while it was on its way to Autenzell, a small town in northern Germany.
We can’t determine whether this tuned-up BMW M5 comes with the RS or RR tuning kit, but either way, the damage on the car is about as bad as it gets. It’s highly unlikely that the car can be pieced back together, a pity considering that the G-Power Hurricane – whether it’s an RS or RR version – is one of the most desirable BMW tuning kits out on the market.