G-Power G1 V8 Hurricane RS

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Following on from its recent package for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, G-Power has released details of a whole new beast with the introduction of the G1 V8 Hurricane RS.

As its name suggests, rather than a simple ECU software upgrade, this new program sees the Bayern-based specialist remove the factory bi-turbo 3.0-litre straight-six and replace it with the current M3’s 4.0-litre V8 unit mated to a double-clutch (DCT) transmission. If that wasn’t enough, G-Power then goes on to fit its ASA T1-523 supercharger kit, a large water-to-air intercooler and stainless steel exhaust system, which takes output from 309 kW (414 hp) and 400 Nm to 447 kW (600 hp) and 580 Nm. Stunning figures, but we would have expected a faster 0-100 km/h time than 4.4 seconds. 200 km/h appears in 12.7s – 2.5s quicker than the standard car, while top speed is an impressive 330 km/h (205 mph). We’d love to know its Nurburgring time.

Other upgrades include a fully adjustable GM1 RS Clubsport suspension package, a Mov’it carbon ceramic brake kit with 396 mm discs gripped by six and four-piston calipers and 20-inch Silverstone alloy wheels covered in 255/30 ZR 20 and 295/25 ZR Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

Weight-saving measures include a carbon fibre hood and boot lid with integrated spoiler, while inside the cabin, G-Power reupholsters the seats, dashboard and door panels in a mixture of leather and Alcantara.

Just 30 examples will be built to mark the company’s landmark anniversary next year.

[Source: G-Power]

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