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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.

Press release after the jump.

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 theM5 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.

Way to go, moron!

Source: Augsburger

Okay, so we would like to start off with the fact that we were impressed when G-Power updated the BMW X5 M SUV last year with its Typhoon package. What we didn’t was that, not even a year later, G Power would modify that package and improve it by that much more. In its standard version the Typhoon package delivered a total of 600 HP, now the tuner has boosted the engine of the SUV to an impressive 725 HP.

Thanks to the enlarged air intakes in the front skirt and the outlet vents in the bonnet, there is an improved flow of cooling air to the radiator and oil cooler at the front of the vehicle, increasing cooling performance by around 15%. The result is an impressive 725 HP and 890 NM of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 4.2 seconds which is 0.3 seconds faster than the standard package. Top speed remains at 186mph just as it was in the earlier package.

G-Power is also offering a fully stainless steel G-POWER system, a set of sport catalytic converters, and a set of flow optimized G-POWER exhaust manifolds connecting the turbochargers. The interior gets an ergonomically designed sports steering wheel, a G-POWER speedometer, and fine carbon-fiber trim on the side panels, center console, and dashboard.

Press release after the jump.

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.


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