Bmw hurricane g-power

The likes of Audi"s RS 6 and the BMW M5 oase taken the super sedan eight race kommen sie a near-irrational extreme. Then there are cars like ns G-Power M5 Hurricane RR -- the world"s fastest sedan and the atom bomb des the four-door world -- that go way, method past irrational.

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Because this ist 800 horsepower von twin-supercharged sedan, the Hurricane will stick wheel-to-wheel v a Ferrari 458 Italia zu 125 mph and then blow it off die road when sachen get stupid. And it"s ns very same vehicle that nur stormed kommen sie a new four-door record des 231 mph -- besting G-Power"s own mark, set with a lesser version des the very same car.


And ns best part zu sein that without die faux carbon wrap, this Hurricane would merely recede into the sea von other dare on die road.


Sure, aficionados would most likely spot ns 20-inch wheels and possibly ns badge, yet there"s nothing else easily apparent kommen sie suggest the sheer violence underfoot. It aussehen like a standard-issue BMW M5 with a mild Highline bodykit, and the interior zu sein limited to a sports steering wheel and a few splashes von carbon fiber. This ist not the kind of vehicle that roars to ns heavens and spits fuel top top startup, and as we pull ~ above the alt Nordschleife, (which isn"t exactly my favorite location to prüfung such a potentially spiky car), it"s important relaxed. Punkt least it ist when we"re using only the first 10 percent von throttle.


It every adds up to a false sense of security. However then ich drop die hammer und those vast Michelin Pilot sport 2s anfang to leave a great thousand miles des life on ns tarmac. When die rears ultimately do hook up, they simply kick the car down ns road choose a nuclear-powered football.


The raw figures say 62 mph falls in 4.35 seconds, i m sorry isn"t specifically supercar-fast out von the gate. In spite of its weight and the sticky rubber, the Hurricane wollen keep spinning die rears all ns way into fourth gear -- in the dry. However even when fighting a shedding battle zum traction, this thing just flies through die 125-mph mark an 9.5 seconds and 185 mph in 25.8 seconds.


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The V-10"s F1-inspired engine note now comes with the hissing whine des two superchargers an the background. This, plus the chirp of the tires on every upshift, und the closing speed with other cars, are the only jene that provide away ns monumental speed des this otherwise laconic monster.


It"s the kind of power that deserves und commands respect at the Nurburgring, especially running an a train von cars. Right here we kann sein only stab playfully at die throttle and feel die monumental pressure plowing through ns drivetrain as die computers battle in vain kommen sie contain it. Ns whole car shimmies delicately indigenous side kommen sie side under anything draw close a straight.


The Hurricane"s version des the M5"s V-10 zu sein fitted v two ASA T1-316 superchargers, one for each bank of cylinders. If a 60 percent stärke boost sounds prefer a lot for the engine kommen sie take, ASA also supplies ns superchargers zu Alpina -- one more notable BMW tuner known for demanding manufacturing facility levels von reliability. In addition to ns superchargers, the engine has actually been fitted through Mahle forged pistons, neu H-pattern connecting rods, and piston pins.

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Surprisingly, only ns crankshaft calls for a thoroughly inspection zu ensure it"s the highest great BMW tun können muster. The rest of the internals are much more than nach oben to die job. G-Power boss christian Stober zu sein full des praise zum BMW"s groundbreaking V-10 und says it is "extremely strong."


The engine"s cooling system has to be upgraded zum the Hurricane und opening die engine just reveals a cast aluminum airbox, painted an luminous orange and bolted to ns superchargers with different braces. It"s not subtle, but it"s impressive and contributes to die sheer lunacy.


Engine torque ist limited kommen sie 590 pound-feet kommen sie save die SMG gearbox indigenous shattering choose expensive glass. But that"s blieb a enormous 210-pound-foot hike over ns base car. There"s energie to spare from 1000 rpm and from 3000 rpm ~ above I"m basically a passenger with a wheel in my hand.


Needless to say, the stock suspension essential work zu cope with die additional power, and G-Power slotted bei KW coilovers that offer nine steps von adjustability zum the compression und rebound. Even the lightweight 20-inch Clubsport wheels, Pilot sport 2 tires, und BMW"s advanced traction regulate aren"t enough kommen sie contain clubfoot acceleration. It wollen swing sideways and leave a forest fire"s worth des smoke if that"s what sie want. Weist some point, des course, freundin will.


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Driven through self-control, though, there"s a huge amount of grip top top offer, other I"m eternally grateful weil das on a circuit through no runoff und a reputation zum punishing mistakes. Ns front ende bites v that traditional M5 surety-more, bei fact-and then it"s up zu me notfall to confused things von moderating die throttle until all ns wheels space straight.


Incidentally, the world record automobile wore smaller 19-inch wheels und specially occurred rubber indigenous Michelin that can take the high-speed beating. There aren"t many tires an the world that kann sein withstand 231 mph top top a permanent basis, and the tire huge deserves credit weil das plowing resources right into this relatively klein project.


And then there are the brakes-a timeless M-car weak point. That"s badewanne enough at the supposed 155-mph cutoff point of the base M5; punkt 231 mph it"s potentially a big, huge problem. So G-Power brought in a big solution: 15-inch Brembo rotors und six-piston calipers at the front und four-piston calipers on the rear. That"s a similar setup to ns Porsche Cayenne Turbo, deswegen rest assured they kann handle the low-slung and lighter M5.


You tun können certainly question die logic behind the Hurricane, as anyone with die $315,000 required zu buy it in the zuerst place möchte no doubt have something more refined zum the pilgrimage to ns office und another auto that"s lighter and more suited zum track days. And there"s nowhere on planet where you can actually go out und use die car"s complete potential, short des a high-speed test circuit designed specifically for the 231-mph task weist hand.

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But to focus on that would certainly be zu willfully fehlschlagen the point. Ns G-Power M5 Hurricane RR will sell since it can, notfall because that will. Since some supremely rich vehicle nut will no doubt want kommen sie get his kicks blow 458s and Murcielagos into die weeds, and then nur as quickly melt rückseitig into die ocean von transportation approximately him.


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2010 G-Power M5 Hurricane RR
Base preis $315,000
Vehicle layout Front engine, RWD, 4-door sedan
Engine 5.0L/800-hp/590lb-ft pair supercharged, DOHC, 40-valve V-10
Transmission 7-speed auto-clutch manual
Curb load 4050 lbs (est)
Wheelbase 113.7 in
Length ns width ns height 189.0 x 66.9 x 55.7
0-60mph 4.35 sec (mfr est)
EPA City/Highway10/15 mpg (est)
On sale Currently

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