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Another Halloween has passed and with it the 10th month of the year. As automakers turn another page on the calendar they’re finally reporting sales for October. Were they on the business end of a nasty trick or did they receive a tasty treat? Keep reading for all the juicy details.
Hurricane Sandy ravaged much of the U.S. East coast this week, as the so-called “Frankenstorm” powered her way over the Appalachian Mountains, carrying rain and winds as far as the Midwest. Not surprisingly the automotive industry has been impacted by her rampage.
With a history of building the world’s fastest sedans, G-Power can now claim the title of the world’s fastest wagon. To do so, the German tuner has transplanted its 750-hp twin-supercharged V10 powerplant from the BMW M5 Hurricane RS into an M5 Touring (wagon).
The G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS Touring will come as a complete vehicle package which includes 20-inch G-Power Silverstone Diamond wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires, a coilover suspension and brake modifications, plus a reupholstered leather interior. The interior receives a luxury diamond-stitched treatment throughout with G-Power logos incorporated on various pieces.
But the heart of this spectacular wagon is its performance with G-Power taking the 5.0L V10 and pairing it up with a G-Power twin-supercharger version SK III RS system. Cooling the forced inducted air is a twin-scroll, water-cooled intercooler in a flashy orange finish.
A limited number of just 1,025 versions of this car will be made by G-Power, although we’d be surprised if they ever get to build 10 of them.
Make sure to check out the video of the G-Power Hurricane RS Touring hitting its record-setting 360 km/h (223.7 mph) after the break.
GALLERY: G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS Touring
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
Official press release after the break.
750hp G-Power BMW M5 HURRICANE RS sets new record
BMW Tuner G-Power has just announced that during recent testing at the Papenburg test track in Germany, its 750hp twin-supercharged HURRICANE RS M5 set a new WORLD RECORD for the fastest sedan.
With a stop speed of 367.5 km/h (228.4 mph) the Hurricane eclipsed the Mercedes CLS-based Brabus Rocket, which set a speed of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph).
The Hurricane RS is a slightly more powerful version of the standard production Hurricane with 750hp versus 730hhp. The gain was made by raising boost pressure in both ASA superchargers from 10.1 lbs to 11.6 lbs.
According to G-Power CEO and engineer Christian Stöber, the
Hurricane is capable of topping its own record as boost can be raised as high as 14.5 lbs. “We are curious if this will be necessary…” reads the end of the company’s press release, a definite challenge to the boys at Brabus.
While this new record is certain to help G-Power sell more vehicles, most likely in places like Dubai, the speed record won’t be possible in the production cars because they will not be equipped with the gearing necessary to do so. Brabus does, however, offer the Rocket to customers with longer gears. Regardless, unless those customers own their own airstrip, 220-plus mph speed runs are unlikely.
Official press release after the jump: