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G-Power M3 GT2-S Nürburgring Video.

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:-

*Video:g-power gt2-s 600ps nurburgring track 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.

Source: G-Power.

G-Power GT2-S Tuning and Nurburgring Test.

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.

I look forward to fetching you more news of G-Power products in the Future:-

MTM R8R Teaser Pictures

The German Audi Tuning Outfit MTM have just release some Teaser pics of their Cold but impressive looking, V8 Supercharged R8 withe Rear Wheel Drive.

The quatro spec is below but expect this to be slightly off as there will be no transmission loss from the removal of Quattro I expect 570-580 and the torques is up for comment .

Supercharger Conversion Audi R8 560 hp (412 kW) with a torque of 580 Nm; V/max 303 km/h limited; longer gear ratio optionally available for V/max 317 km/h