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 |  Jul 19 2010, 5:35 PM

There have been a lot of interesting aftermarket BMW X6 creations floating around lately. Like the super-speedy G-Power Typhoon RS. Not to mention the ArmorTech Coupe conversion. But this one – all the way from Romaina – has to take the cake.

In a move that would make Barbie squeal with girlish glee, the Mary Kay salesperson of the year who owns the BMW X6 pictured above thought it would be a brilliant idea to paint it pink. If we have anything to be thankful about, at least this shade of pink isn’t neon and isn’t accessorized with big daisy decals or blinged out. On the plus side, it would perfectly match these uber-stylish driving shoes.

[Source: mibz]

 |  Jul 16 2010, 9:56 PM

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Yeah, yeah deep down inside we are probably in love with BMW‘s X6 M even though we still think it’s a confusing platform. It’s becoming quite a success story in the aftermarket, especially internationally. Recently we showed off G-Power’s awesome M3 Clubsport Models and now they’ve struck up an ambitious project by producing what they call the world’s fastest SUV. Even though BMW’s X6 M is not considered an SUV by BMW (remember, it’s a sport activity vehicle) we all know what it is deep down inside.

Dubbed the Typhoon RS, G-Power’s X6 M throws down 900-hp with a top speed of over 205 mph. To accomplish this, G-Power transplanted in BMW’s M5 V10 motor and overhauled it with what they refer to as “Formula 1 characteristics.” The motor was stroked to 5.5-liters and a pair of ASA T1-316 compressors were added for forced induction (similar to what’s seen in their M5 Hurricane RR world-record vehicle). The motor is reworked with lower compression Mahle pistons, new rods and a forged 7-bearing crank.

With a watercooled intercooler to keep everything cool and an ECU tune, the X6 M drops out 900-hp and 640 ft-lbs of torque. The peak power is at 8000 rpms, showing off just how high-revving this V10 can go.

On the outside is a custom wide body and a set of 23-inch wheels. Upgraded brakes are included in the package with carbon-ceramic rotors and 6-piston calipers. Further weight is dropped with a titanium exhaust system, four carbon individual seats and the xDrive system is completely dumped. They state that the car is about 330 lbs lighter than stock.

G-Power is limiting production to five vehicles and can be ordered as a completely finished vehicle. And the price? Well if you have to ask, then you can’t afford it… we’re guessing.

GALLERY: G-Power 900-hp BMW X6 M

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Official press release after the break.

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