Friday, December 26, 2008

BMW M5 Hurricane RS: G-Power Tuned BMW M5 Hits 228MPH

BMW's are known for well balanced true driving machines but never cars to even think about rubbing elbows with supercars like the Bugatti Veyron. The BMW tuner G-Power takes a stab at the record for world's fastest 4-door. G-Power accomplishes the record at an astounding 228.4 mph on the ATP High Speed test track in Papenburg, Germany. How did they get BMW M5 up to that speed. They simply slapped on a twin superchargers onto the already tuned V10 engine.

  

 

 

Below (after the jump) is the press release for the detailed information on this German monster BMW M5 Hurricane RS.

After the record for the world's fastest BMW sedan, G-POWER did it again and broke the long-standing record of the BRABUS Rocket for the fastest sedan in the world.

In November 2008 the 750 hp strong G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS realised a top speed of 228,4 mph. This speed has been clocked and certified at the ATP High-Seed test track in Papenburg. With it the since October 2006 valid record of 365,7 km/h has been broken.

The G-POWER high-speed world record has been realised with a 20 hp stronger evolution of the famous G-POWER M5 HURRICANE which has been clocked with 360 km/h earlier in 2008 and holds the record for the fastest BMW sedan. The extra power of the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS is the result of two modified superchargers from G-POWER's technology partner ASA, with enlarged capacity. In the following the boost level of the G-POWER BI-Kompressor system could be raised from 0,7 bar rel. to 0,8 bar rel.

But still the G-POWER BI-Kompressor system has not yet reached its limit. According to CEO and engineer Christian Stöber:" …we can rise the boost level up to 1,0 bar rel. and more" and CEO Zoran Zorneke is of the opinion:" we can still improve, if we see the need for it."

 

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