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 |  Sep 01 2010, 9:14 PM

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We don’t have our hands on the official press release from Hamann yet, but it looks like they’ve released a fine collection of goods for the BMW 7-Series. And as with all Hamann tuning packages, we see no big surprises other than a variation of front ends available to complement the rest of their standard body upgrades.

Given that BMW 7-Series owners are normally of an older demographic, having a variety of options from Hamann comes as no surprise. For those looking to customize but keep it simple, there’s a front spoiler option to go with the side skirts and rear diffuser insert. In the rear are traditional Hamann-styled trunk and roof spoilers. It looks like they also offer a set of vented fenders that seem out of place (to us) on the luxury sedan.

Now those looking for a sportier look can opt for a front bumper which is surprisingly mild and fits the style of the 7-Series body quite well. In fact it lends a little bit of the 3-Series look to the front end which is subtle and clean.

And those looking for the ultimate in customization is the Evo front bumper which is definitely more aggressive than the standard front bumper with the addition of a lower profile design. It reminds us of the difference between a standard E90 front and the M-Tech E90 front bumper. The front bumpers look to come with optional LEDs.

As always, Hamann has a collection of wheels to choose from to outfit the car and a quad-tipped exhaust system. We’ll be sure to update this post when we get the official press release.

GALLERY: Hamann BMW 7-Series

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 |  Aug 17 2010, 4:45 PM

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G-Power has taken their BMW M5 and has officially made it the world’s fastest sedan clocking in at 372 km/h or 231 mph. Dubbed the Hurricane RR, G-Power has beaten its own previous record of 367.4 km/h or 228 mph. The M5 is able to achieve this top speed through its twin-supercharged V10 engine that puts down 800-hp and 590 ft-lbs of torque.

G-Power informs that the ASA T1-316 superchargers used in the setup could theoretically output over 900-hp. The V10 has obviously been rebuilt, using Mahle pistons and custom rods. The ECU was remapped and tuned to ensure its highest horsepower output is in the M5′s 7500-8000 rpm range.

The record run was achieved on 19-inch G-Power forged wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Spot tires. The Hurricane RR as you see it in all its record-setting glory can be ordered from G-Power for a measly $320,000 . But if you’ve already got an M5 or M6 sitting around, G-Power’s twin supercharger setup starts at around $71,415.

GALLERY: G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane World’s Fastest Sedan

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 |  Aug 14 2010, 9:35 AM

Rather than wait for his parents to buy him a car for his 18th birthday, Denislav Shishev from Bulgaria took matters into his own hands by taking a wrecked BMW Z3 M coupe and transforming it into the above vehicle with help from his friends.

To begin, the ambitious 18 year old and his friends took the car to a chassis shop to straighten everything out. From there the fun began with transplanting the 5.0L V10 motor found in the current generation E60 M5. Obviously this isn’t a straight drop-in swap, so Shishev and his boys went to the custom fabrication department modifying everything including the transmission tunnel to ensure everything was done properly the first time.

From there the chassis was reinforced and stiffened with a custom cage that was welded in. After all the fabrication work was done, the chassis was powdercoated a fresh coat of white and then the car was transported for the exterior work. Most of us would be happy there, but Shishev had plenty more up his sleeve.

Once the exterior body parts were installed, including a vented hood, the vehicle received the widebody treatment. And what we really dig about this widebody is that it isn’t too excessive at all and actually flows with the natural bodylines of the vehicle. It’s very nicely executed without going overboard.

The custom paint scheme was then laid down and your usual alignment and dyno tuning was performed as the finishing touches. And if that wasn’t cool enough, Denislav has also built himself an E30 sporting the V8 from an E39 M5.

[Source: Denislav's Blog via Jon Sibal]

GALLERY: V10-Powered BMW Z3

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