BMW M5-based G-Power Hurricane RR sets new record

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Following up on the G-Power M5 Hurricane RS, with its tuned 750 hp engine powering it to a ‘world’s fastest sedan’ record of 229.6 mph earlier this year, G-Power has created a new version called the Hurricane RR, now capable of 231 mph.

Based on the BMW M5, to achieve this performance, the twin-supercharger system of the high-revving V10 has been redesigned. The two “ASA T1-313” superchargers named have been replaced by larger “ASA T1-316” units. An optimized mapping of the engine electronics contributes to the increased power output of 800 hp, available between 7,500 and 8,000 rpm.

To do the actual top-speed test, the M5 Hurricane RR had its standard 20-inch forged wheels to 19-inch ones fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires certified for speeds of more than 370 kph.

Alongside the 231 mph top speed, the 0-60 mph run takes 4.2 seconds and 0-120 mph clicks by in 9.5 seconds.

The G-POWER technology is available for all current M5 and M6 models. The G-POWER SK III bi-supercharger engine conversion with 750 hp starts at 56,000 Euros.

In addition to the most powerful BMW engine ever being fitted to a street-legal BMW M5 a new aerodynamic for maximum efficiency was key. The HURRICANE RR is equipped with the G-POWER “HIGHLINE” body kit. In addition to provide the necessary downforce the body kit is also designed to provide significant more air flow to cool the engine. The body kit consists of front and rear skirts and spoilers, doors render and the rear spoiler.

Two tons of weight and a top speed of 372.1 km/h naturally require extreme demands on the tires, being fitted on special G-POWER forged wheels. Our technology partner Michelin provided high-performance Pilot Sport tires in the dimensions 255/35 ZR 19 at the front axle and 305/30 ZR 19 at the rear axle for this reason. For every day use the G-POWER HURRICANE RR runs on 20-inch Silverstone CLUBSPORT wheels with the dimensions 245/35 ZR 20 and 285/30 ZR 20 front and rear.

Even more contributions to the HURRICANE RR’s high-speed talents are coming from a G-POWER high-performance brake system and the height-adjustable G-POWER RS coilover suspension that is adjustable for both compression and rebound in nine settings.

The interior of the record car features a tachometer reading up to 250 mph, clear-coated carbon-fiber panels for the dashboard, center console and door panels. An ergonomically shaped G-POWER sports steering wheel with especially perforated Kjerba Nappa leather is completing this package.

The G-POWER HURRICANE RR can be ordered as a complete car, only. Any current M5 model – sedan or station wagon – can also be equipped with the individual G-POWER components of the world record holder.

Posted: August 18th, 2010
at 7:25am by The Editor

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