G-Power M5 Hurricane RR becomes world's fastest sedan at 372 km/h

G-Power M5 Hurricane RR 13.08.2010
G-Power M5 Hurricane RR 13.08.2010

German tuning company G-Power claims to have used the BMW M5 to achieve the World's Fastest Sedan record.  The G-Power Hurricane RR manages a top speed of 372 km/h (231 mph), roughly the same top speed as the McLaren F1.

The car beats the tuner's previous record, set by the M5 Hurricane RS.  That car used a 750-hp (551-kW) twin-supercharged V10 engine to hit a top speed of 367.4 km/h (228 mph).

However, the new model gets a 6.67-percent boost in power, bringing the horsepower output to 800 (588 kW).  The car's engine cranks out 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, allowing it to spring to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.35 seconds, and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.5 seconds.  The car eventually gets to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 25.8 seconds, on its way to its record-setting top speed.

Larger superchargers were used with the engine to achieve 25-percent more space for the air volume.  Instead of the 20-inch wheels that were initially installed on the €252,100 car, engineers decided to use 19-inch wheels for the speed run.  The wheels were wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Tires.

Sadly for G-Power, it appears that this record could be short lived.  The Bugatti 16C Galibier is on the way, with the same 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine as the Veyron, but using superchargers instead of turbochargers.  The Galibier should hit the market as a 2013 model year sedan.

Source: G-Power

372 km/h - The World's Fastest Sedan



800 hp / 588 kW at 7.500 r/min (+ 293 hp / 215 kW)
800 Nm at 5.000 r/min (+ 180 Nm)
Top speed: 372 km/h
0-100 km/h: 4,35s
0-200 km/h: 9,5s
0-100 km/h: 25,8s
Vehicle complete with accessories: starting at € 252.100,00,-- (net)

Following up on the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS powered by a G-POWER twin-supercharger engine with 750 hp/551 kW, which has set the record for the ‘world's fastest sedan' at 367,4 km/h in early 2010, G-POWER did it again. But this time with 372 km/h! With this target in mind, the development for the new evolutionary HURRICANE RR with 800 hp began.

A few weeks ago, the air is tight with tension when the G-POWER engineers give their "go" for the M5 HURRICANE RR to manage the ultimate test: High Speed. It takes only a few minutes to change the standard 20 inch G-POWER forged wheels to 19 inch ones. The wheels, especially fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires that Michelin are certified for top speeds of more than 370 km/h. The HURRICANE RR is ready to go, the test track as well. Apart from the swop of the wheels the HURRICANE RR is completely standard and relies predominantly on its power of the bi-supercharger engine. And just a few laps later it is done. The analysis of the engineers states a top speed of 372,1 km/h. World record! Once again...

To achieve this extreme performance, the twin supercharger system of the high-revving V10 has been redesigned. The two superchargers named ASA T1-313 have been replaced by larger ASA T1-316 units. They are both driven by a belt and do provide each cylinder bank with supercharged air. This means more space for the supercharged air by up to 25 percent. The air volume being transported by these modified superchargers is able to generate a theoretical power output of more than 900 hp.

The pre-compressed air from the superchargers is cooled for a maximum power output. A complicated aluminium casting - painted in G-POWER orange - replaces the standard air box on top of the engine, and its direct inlet is responsible for the spontaneous response characteristics which give the G-POWER motor its incomparable response and also much more torque.

The inner workings of the 10-cylinder, four-valve engine are optimised by light, precisely balanced MAHLE high-performance forged pistons with lower compression and increased mechanical strength. As the standard connecting rods and piston pins were equally not up to the considerably increased forces, here too, recourse was had to special parts.
An optimized mapping of the engine electronics also contributes to the increased power output of 800 hp / 588 kW, available between 7,500 and 8,000 rpm. The engine delivers its peak of torque of 800 Nm at 5,000 rpm.

But the G-POWER HURRICANE RR does not only set new performance standards for top speed. With an acceleration of just 4.35 seconds from nought to 100 km/h, 9.5 seconds up to 200 km/h and 25,8 seconds up to 300 km/h the two-ton sedan is also leading his class.

The G-POWER technology is available for all current M5 and M6 models. The G-POWER SK III bi-supercharger engine conversion with 750 hp / 551 kW starts at 56,000 Euros (net).

In addition to the most powerful BMW engine ever being fitted to a street-legal BMW M5 a new aerodynamic for maximum efficiency was key. The HURRICANE RR is equipped with the G-POWER "HIGHLINE" body kit. In addition to provide the necessary downforce the body kit is also designed to provide significant more air flow to cool the engine. The body kit consists of front and rear skirts and spoilers, doors render and the rear spoiler.

Two tons of weight and a top speed of 372.1 km/h naturally require extreme demands on the tires, being fitted on special G-POWER forged wheels. Our technology partner Michelin provided high-performance Pilot Sport tires in the dimensions 255/35 ZR 19 at the front axle and 305/30 ZR 19 at the rear axle for this reason. For every day use the G-POWER HURRICANE RR runs on 20-inch Silverstone CLUBSPORT wheels with the dimensions 245/35 ZR 20 and 285/30 ZR 20 front and rear.

Even more contributions to the HURRICANE RR's high-speed talents are coming from a G-POWER high-performance brake system and the height-adjustable G-POWER RS coilover suspension that is adjustable for both compression and rebound in nine settings.

The interior of the record car features a tachometer reading up to 400 km/h, clear-coated carbon-fiber panels for the dashboard, center console and door panels. An ergonomically shaped G-POWER sports steering wheel with especially perforated Kjerba Nappa leather is completing this package.

The G-POWER HURRICANE RR can be ordered as a complete car starting at 251,100 Euros. Any current M5 model - sedan or station wagon - can also be equipped with the individual G-POWER components of the world record holder.

The company G-POWER:

G-POWER was established in 1983 and has ever since exclusively focused on tuning BMW automobiles and producing exclusive one-of-a-kinds. In 2008, the brand celebrated its 25-year anniversary and today, it is one of the most renowned providers on the global market. By developing the world-wide strongest versions of the most important BMW engines in-house, G-POWER significantly stands out from its competitors. G-POWER holds various world records and its 800 hp strong BMW M5 Hurricane RR is the fastest limousine in the world. G-POWER is holding the High-Speed record for over two years now.

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mikemikemike mikemikemike
Paparazzi, you're an idiot. Also, this price tag is ridiculous. I would much rather have a regular m5. Who is really going to use this car to it's full, track potential? Just about no one.
Aug 17th, 2010 12:07am
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johnny232 johnny232
I wonder if this car has a G-spot?
Aug 16th, 2010 11:44am
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Garais87 Garais87
this story smells sh.t :D bmw again try look better :D the question is how much petrol is that V10 eating when it's doing top speed??????
Aug 16th, 2010 2:55am
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ForceInduction ForceInduction
The real question is: how much gas will the bunny face rs6 "mtm" eat on it's poor top speed? ofcourse 10x more than this monster :)
Aug 16th, 2010 5:36am
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lefterov lefterov
it's all dry carbon right?
Aug 16th, 2010 2:54am
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DolceRides DolceRides
not 5 fan, but it is a nice car and whoever thinks this engine is fragile has never owned one and is just saying something out of the blue, i have a tuning shop in LA and ive seen many m5s with over 150K miles on them that run like new cars. maintain the car and it will last, and as far as blowing an engine, thats on the driver, if u want give me a honda civic a rolls royce or a bugatti ill blow the engine on all of them. thats dumb it doesnt mean the engine is fragile. people need to stop and thing, u think bmw a company like that is gonna put a crappy engine in their cars or f1 racecars. and u thing G power is gonna spend all that money making a car to break down ???
Aug 16th, 2010 12:27am
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paparazzi paparazzi
i don't think BMW M5 is the fastest car. it's SCC.
Aug 15th, 2010 8:09pm
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carbonsigma carbonsigma
Oh, and the SSC is a four door sedan? Right..
Aug 16th, 2010 2:58am
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nice BMW M5 i like this body of BMW M5
Aug 15th, 2010 7:18pm
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trevor-k trevor-k
After seeing the new 5 series it really makes you realize how ugly this vehicle is.
Aug 15th, 2010 11:59am
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ForceInduction ForceInduction
It's not that the old 5 series is ugly, no. It's that the new 5 series is so gorgeous so that it makes everything else look ugly. Its that easy.
Aug 15th, 2010 7:02pm
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Soorena Soorena
S85 is a really strong engine but actually blowing engine isn't really rare since everybody with no experience try to force M5/M6 engine.the question is How he did it?
Aug 15th, 2010 8:33am
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bone91 bone91
if its was a tuned M5 engine then it might be true but some people just don't know the difference between a manufacturer and a tuner.
Aug 15th, 2010 10:46am
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zozie zozie
i got a friend who had an M5 and got engine blow. so not very reliable thing.
Aug 15th, 2010 5:39am
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ForceInduction ForceInduction
Friend? M5? engine blow? hmmm interesting maybe he should contact BMW's headquarter in Bavaria and they will be very interested to visit him and see how he got his M5's engine blown ;p
Aug 15th, 2010 5:46am
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bone91 bone91
hope what you are telling us have some proof. but definitely I don't believe in what you're saying right now.
Aug 15th, 2010 7:47am
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Xenicide Xenicide
So, 1 out of the tens of thousands of the M5's sold had an engine blow, probably due to user error, so you come to an online forum and say it's unreliable? And it's your "friend"? Sure.
Aug 15th, 2010 10:06pm
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zozie zozie
well that was last year and he sold it for around $20k and got a V8 x6 instead, well the engine blow was caused due to his modifications, even though he didnt go for internal mods but still for heasders and chip tuning mods thats not reliable.
Aug 21st, 2010 9:18pm
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iqtidar iqtidar
@swifty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAnKMfTZglo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTX0-EYw-Wk
Aug 14th, 2010 10:31pm
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Swifty Swifty
FI: whatever you say, I would never have this tuned fragile car over the M5...never! and you could already know that we all aren't Audi fans, and I am not a fan ob BMW either! But I prefer torque over power YES, and this spec here tells me that this engine is not even properly tuned! To not even mention the gearboy, which falls apart ever 100miles in my opinion!
Aug 14th, 2010 10:03pm
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anonymous anonymous
please teach me how to tell that the engine is not good from reading a specification sheet. im interested to know. this article doesnt even provide a dyno chart. im certain you possess some superpower. maybe you have to join your friends at the superheros forums, not here batman, superman, spiderman nor swiftyman.
Aug 14th, 2010 10:20pm
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Soorena Soorena
This engine is a high revving engine(stock) and like other high revving engines it's power is higher than it's torque,You can't say "this spec here tells me that this engine is not even properly tuned" because it's wrong.I'm not an S85 engine expert , but i do know S65(which is based on S85) engine and no one could get more torque than power. Same story about Honda S2000
Aug 14th, 2010 10:21pm
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Swifty Swifty
this engine specs tells me all, 800hp and 800Nm, that means a very high revving engine, that also means it's not a longer lasting, already that V10 in M5 is tuned nearly to the max of what in engine terms means durability in a car which is bought for everyday commute! also 400jp program tells it all, to drive as much as possible in that mode! it is known that this engine is fragile, and those big superchargers can destroy that poor engine, it's superchargers for a dump truck not a car, well next gen M5 will be much better in tuning terms.
Aug 14th, 2010 8:46pm
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ForceInduction ForceInduction
And yeah 1000HP version is coming.
Aug 14th, 2010 9:38pm
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Soorena Soorena
I don't agree , they got 888HP from this V10 in X6 G-power with 0.8 bar and they say they can raise it to 1.0 which i think makes about 1000HP. Like ForceInduction said it's BMW not Proton or something like Geely!
Aug 14th, 2010 9:43pm
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BavarianMS BavarianMS
Hero Sina you have no clue what you are talking about. This engine has been made to pump up around 1800hp using turbos by VS motors. The only problem would be fitment.... You were about 1000hp off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myrep2aIgbw&feature=player_embedded
Aug 15th, 2010 4:07am
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Soorena Soorena
@BavarianMS , i said G-power which is a real tuner can get 1000Hp with 1.0 bar .i've never heard of VS motor,and as they said the turbo pressure is about 1.8 bar and they use methanol as well.you can't compare it to a 0.8 bar engine with no racefuel
Aug 15th, 2010 8:21am
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