Fastest road-legal BMW-world record set by
5]PAPENBURG, Germany--The world’s fastest and most powerful street-legal
BMW is made by G-POWER.
The 360-km/h G-POWER HURRICANE is based on the latest BMW M5.
At the heart of the high-performance sedan is
a five-liter V10 engine with G-POWER EVO II supercharging system
that delivers 730 hp / 537.3 kW. (enlarge
To achieve the desired increase in power output
of 223 hp / 164 kW for the fast-revving engine that normally produces
507 hp / 373 kW, G-POWER, in cooperation with ASA Automotive, has
developed a high-tech supercharging system.
system uses one belt-driven ASA T1-12 compressor for each cylinder
bank. Contrary to conventional mechanical chargers that waste a
large portion of the additional power on being driven themselves,
the ASA compressor has an efficiency rate of up to 80 percent.
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The ASA charger is also small, which allows G-POWER
to install two of them in the tight confines of the M5 engine bay.
With a maximum airstream volume of up to 1,200 kg per hour per cylinder
bank the compressors are designed for an even higher power output.
Boost pressure is limited to 0.5 bars.
The pre-compressed charge air is cooled
down in a highly efficient dual-flow water-to-air intercooler system
that is mounted above the engine. This measure optimizes power yield
and, in combination with a larger water-cooled oil cooler with pressure
reservoir, also ensures the engine’s thermal health.
Specially developed mapping for engine electronics
and SMG gearbox controls coordinate the perfect interaction of all
The inner workings of the four-valve ten-cylinder
engine are optimized for even higher engine speeds with lightweight,
precision-matched high-performance forged pistons from technology
The supercharged V10 engine produces its
maximum power output of 730 hp / 537 kW between 7,500 and 8,200
rpm. The high efficiency rate of the two superchargers, each spinning
at up to 100,000 rpm and more, results in a torque diagram that
rises early and at 3,800 rpm already surpasses the production engine’s
peak torque of 520 Nm, delivered at 6,000 rpm. The new peak of 700
Nm is reached at 7,200 rpm.
Acceleration performance benefits accordingly.
With a sprint time from rest to 100 km/h of 4.2 seconds the two-ton
sedan bests its production counterpart by half a second. With approx.
ten seconds to 200 km/h the advantage grows to 5.0 seconds. The
300-km/h barrier is shattered in less than 29.5 seconds.
Contrary to the production car the G-POWER HURRICANE
is not limited electronically to a top speed of 250 km/h. Aided
by the specially cooled G-POWER anti-slip differential the engine
propels the car to a top speed of 340 km/h (electronically limits).
The enormous performance places extreme demands
on aerodynamics, tires, suspension and brakes.
Meanwhile the maximum speed (340km/h) journeys
by the oem tyres became a limited. In the test journeys special
high-speed tyres of the company Continental allow a speed of more
than 350 km/h. And here is not still finished long. After chassis
votes conclude and aerodynamics adaptations we raise speed in the
spring the top again.
The G-POWER front apron, upon request also
available made from especially light carbon fiber, replaces the
production part in its entirety. Its large air inlets provide optimal
supply of cooling air for all radiators and front brakes. At the
same time the spoiler minimizes lift on the front axle at high speeds.
The G-POWER rocker panels smooth the airflow
between the wheel houses and give the M5 and longer, lower and sleeker
appearance. Lift on the rear axle is reduced by a spoiler lip attached
to the trunk lid and the carbon-fiber rear diffuser for the G-POWER
Even better driving dynamics and more exclusive
looks are the hallmark of the G-POWER Silverstone 21-inch light-alloy
wheels that fill out the space beneath the wheel arches perfectly.
The drop-center rims have brilliant-graphite coated centers while
the outer rim wells and spokes are polished.
They are mounted in sizes 9.5 J x 21 with size
255/30 ZR 21 tires in front and size 10.5 J x 21 wheels with size
295/25 ZR 21 tires on the rear axle. Technology partner Dunlop provides
the perfect high-speed tires.
The large wheels make room for the G-POWER
high-performance brake system with six-piston fixed calipers and
400 x 36 millimeter brake discs on the front axle. G-POWER also
offers an upgrade package for the standard M5 brakes that consists
of high-performance pads and brake fluid.
The M5 handling can be made even sportier by installing
the height-adjustable G-POWER coil-over suspension RS with nine
selectable settings each for bound and rebound.
For upgrading the cockpit G-POWER offers sporty
components made from exposed carbon-fiber trim or an ergonomically
shaped NARDO EDITION sport steering wheel covered in perforated
G-POWER Kjerba-Nappa leather that is a pleasure to touch.
The G-POWER HURRICANE is available as a fully
converted car starting at 300,000 Euros. Any existing M5 – sedan
and wagon – can also be upgraded with the G-POWER twin-compressor
The price includes all necessary modifications
to suspension, brakes and wheels. Also available are any items from
the extensive G-POWER tuning accessories lineup.