We all know how ludicrously seductive the sound of the BMW M3’s V8 sound’s, now just imagine the same thunderous exhaust tone after the guys at G-Power have strapped the ASA T1-523 supercharger kit on and then transplanted the powerunit in to the chassis of the capable 1 M Coupe.
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After we spotted the G-Power twin supercharged BMW M5 at the Nordschleife in Germany, The 800 hp v10 Powered Saloon is now the world’s fastest reaching a whopping 231mph confirmed by GPS.
To achieve this extreme performance, the twin supercharger system of the high-revving V10 has been redesigned. The two superchargers named ASA T1-313 have been replaced by larger ASA T1-316 units. They are both driven by a belt and do provide each cylinder bank with “watercooled” supercharged air. This means more air volume is up by 25 percent and is able to generate a theoretical power output of more than 900 hp.
The pre-compressed air from the superchargers is cooled for a maximum power output. A complicated aluminium casting – painted in G-POWER orange – replaces the standard air box on top of the engine, and its direct inlet is responsible for the spontaneous response characteristics which give the G-POWER motor its incomparable response and also much more torque.
The inner workings of the 10-cylinder, four-valve engine are optimised by light, precisely balanced MAHLE high-performance forged pistons with lower compression and increased mechanical strength. As the standard connecting rods and piston pins were equally not up to the considerably increased forces, here too, recourse was had to special parts.
An optimized mapping of the engine electronics also contributes to the increased power output of 800 hp / 588 kW, available between 7,500 and 8,000 rpm. The engine delivers its peak of torque of 800 Nm at 5,000 rpm.
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.
Well done G-Power on this massive exploitation of the mighty BMW v10 we wont see the F10 M5 reaching these figures.
Source :- G-Power
After our previous article our friends over at G-Power have released to us the Trackday Video taken on the Nürburgring that day.
Its good to see the first marketed M3 to celebrate the winning BMW team, at the ADAC 24h, was here to show off their interpretation of the very best tuned M3 on offer.
The fitted Radial Supercharger is an ASA T1-522 provides an exhaust pitch of the v8 mixed with the supercharger whine, and is a fantastic soundtrack to enjoy the Northloop.
If you ever wondered what a forced induction M3 v8 handles like on semi dry track, watch the composure of the GT2-S in the following Video:-
This was one of the many familarisation and track tuning laps taken that day, the first lap the car was held up by a Wiesmann GT which is no stranger on the infamous Nordschleife in Germany.
The video shows the Wiesmann GT locking its wheels on a few occasion trying to keep the supercharged V8 behind.
It were quite a spirited drive from the lightweight Wiesmann, but on the straight the wide open throttle mixed with the supercharged M3 it overtook.
Considering the track was quite slippy this was a good couple of laps from G-Power and did a respectable 160mph down Döttinger Höhe, showing capacity for its VMAX of 205mph.
You can clearly see on a few occasions the supercharged V8 immense low end torque makes the car oversteer, and also wheel span at the top of Hohe Acht.
G power turned up to tune the 600hp street born racer on its intended stomping ground after announcing its release 2 week earlier to coincide with the winning BMW M3 GT2 at the 38th ADAC Zurich 24h race at the Nürburgring.[portfolio_slideshow]
This car based on the BMW V8 with the addition of a supercharger system the ASA T1-522 radial compressor, which powers the ALPINA B6 GT3 race car. (Also Shown)
This thrusts the GT2-S 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.1 seconds and if the 7 speed DCT box is opted for all the way to a unrestricted 205mph.
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 a stripped out racer.
On the inside of the vehicle, G-POWER has swapped the series production front seats for carbon racing buckets that not only support the driver in his battle with centrifugal forces, but are also each 12 kg lighter than their standard counterparts. Just like that, another 24 kg disappear. The G-POWER M3 GT2 S also goes without its rear bench, while the interior is upgraded with an individual G-POWER leather trim package. Leather and Alcantara applications in G-POWER orange with blue stitching give the sporty and spartan interior a touch of class and a luxurious feel and also match the Air intake manifold also painted in G-Power orange.
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