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.
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.
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.
You already know that G-Power has prepared a Typhoon package for the BMW X6 M, but today the company has revealed a new upgrade for this package. It is called the Typhoon RS Ultimate V10 and will be limited to only 5 units.
The new Typhoon RS Ultimate V10 is powered by a 5.5 liter V10 engine that delivers a total of 900 HP at 8.000 rpm and a maximum torque of 870 NM at 6.800 revs. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 13 seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph.
The package also includes a high-tech brake system equipped with 410 mm carbon-ceramic brake disks and 6-piston calipers, a titanium exhaust system, four ultra-light carbon individual seats, and two tone leather inserts on the seats, instrument panel, interior door panels, and the A, B and C pillars. The package is finished off with 23" G-POWER Silverstone RS forged wheels.
The Green Hell apparently didn’t stand a chance against the BMW M3 team of Uwe Alzen, Augusto Farfus, Pedro Lamy and Jörg Müller. Neither did Porsche, Ferrari, and Audi for that matter. In order to celebrate BMW Motorsport’s success at the Nurburgring 24h race, G-Power has prepared two special M3s: a GT2 S and a Tornado CS, both of them being road legal. These two vehicles are the very first creations provided by the G-POWER Motorsport Division which was established in early 2010.
Both vehicles feature the new SK II CS supercharger system that increases the engine’s power to an impressive 600 HP. Next to that, G-Power has also added a dual-flow carbon air intake, a substantial cast aluminum charge air cooler, and a cast aluminum airbox.
The GT2 S features a carbon fiber front skirt, all four wings and the rear skirt, front lip, and rear spoiler. The Tornado CS also gets a carbon spoiler lip and rear diffuser. The first model makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.1 seconds and the second one in 4.3 seconds. For both of them top speed is limited: with the 6-speed manual it stands at more than 198ph and with the 7-speed DCT at more than 205 mph.
Let’s just hope two dingbats don’t try to recreate racing history with a moronic attempt at racing these two vehicles on the friendly, pedestrian-filled roads. Consider this our "do not try this at home" warning.
Update 05/28/2010: Check out the gallery after the jump for some new spyshots of the BMW M3 GT2 S as it lapped the Nurburgring.
After our earlier article on the release of 2 special G-Power M3 models, to coincide with the winning BMW M3 GT2 at the 38th ADAC Zurich 24h race at the Nürburgring, G power turned up to tune the 600hp street born racer on its intended stomping ground. They also shared with us some live shots of it lapping the Nordschleife.
Zoran Zorneke, CEO of G Power, explained that the supercharger was a fitting addition to tackle the Nordschleife due to its low end torque. He also explained that the suspension and some of the boost mappings were still in progress on the car to finalize the best set up for the track.
The car’s exhaust note was the usual throaty blipping characteristic of the V8 M3 along with an ASA T1-522 radial compressor whine to remind us of its forced induction engineering. One thing that was surprising, considering its weight reduction of nearly 150kg, was that the car was in no way stripped as with the usual racer.
We look forward to the video of the laps they were filming earlier, but here are some shots to tie us over in the meantime.
The German tuner G-Power will unveil the 760i Storm next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Limited to only 10 units, this is the most powerful BMW 7-Series ever built.
Powered by a 6,0l V12 bi-turbo engine with a compressor from ASA, the BMW 760i will develop a total of 725 hp at 5,500 r.p.m and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm at 2,000 r.p.m. As a result the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in only 4,2 seconds, the one from 0 to 124 mph in 11,9 seconds and top speed goes up to 214 mph.
And if the power upgrade is not enough for you, G-Power is also offering an aerodynamic kit that includes: a new front skirt made of carbon fiber, a bonnet made of Kevlar hybrid, full carbon add-ons for the serial side skirts, a full carbon rear spoiler and a full carbon diffuser and the doors and 22" forged three-part aluminum wheels. A new sports spring set lowers the car by 30mm.
Every so often an occasion comes along that requires taking the time to come up with something special enough to commemorate the celebration. Well in honor of their quarter of a century in existence, the German tuning firm G-Power has unveiled a special edition BMW X5 to celebrate their 25th anniversary based on their Typhoon appearance package for the sports activity vehicle called Black Pearl. On the outside you will find the same familiar aggressive front bumper with its oversized air intakes and LED driving lights, wide body fenders, vented hood and and low hanging ground effects package. Out back a G-POWER stainless steel sport muffler pokes out from the new diffuser while a set of staggered G-POWER Silverstone aluminum alloys measuring an impressive 23 inches in diameter round out the exterior upgrades.
What makes the Black Pearl unique is the specially developed G-POWER SK III RS supercharger kit that motivates the 4.8 Liter BMW V8 to make a total of 625 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. The newfound boost in output allows the Black Pearl to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 MPH, figures that would make a sports car jealous.
We can’t think of anything more appropriate than a German tuner turning a few wrenches on one of Germany’s most powerful people movers. As they comes from the factory, the X5 M and X6 M models roar like muscle cars, so when G-Power gets done with them you can only image what the end product is like. However the high performance specialists focused on more then just upping the fastback sport activity vehicle’s output, that is why they started off with one of their wide body Typhoon body kits to get the ball rolling.
The first thing that G-Power modified was the 4.4 Liter Biturbo’s engine electronics that not only removes the factory set 155 MPH top speed limiter, but also increases the motor sport inspired SAV all the way up to 600 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. This allows the G-Powered X5 and X6 M to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds and reach a terminal velocity of 186 MPH. Aside from the ultra aggressive front bumper from the Typhoon kit, the exterior is dressed up with a carbon fiber front spoiler with integrated oversized air inlets, lower hanging side skirts and of course a set of G-Power Silverstone Editionaluminum alloys measuring 23 inches in diameter.
The BMW tuners better known for stealing enginesout of M5s, G-Power are offering a much simpler way to get a bit more of a kick in the pants from your 3.0 Liter straight six cylinder BMW Z4 and E46 330i at a special price. Instead of swapping out the motor the German hot rod shop is selling the next generation SK Plus NG supercharger. With a modified blower drive gear that is both more efficient and good looking will produce 306 HP and 265 lb-ft of torque from your 3.0 Liter Bimmer of choice for under $5000, that’s not a bad price to pay to put a fresh breath of life back into your BMW whether it be a four door sedan or a drop top roadster.
Check out the press release after the jump for more details.