G-Power's 231mph BMW M5 revealed

German tuner G-Power winds the BMW M5 V10 super saloon up to 888bhp and 231mph: the fastest ever saloon

German tuner G-Power has set a new world record for the world’s fastest saloon car. Its monstrous creation is the Hurricane RR, a modified BMW M5, which has supposedly set the record at a mighty 231mph. This speed would challenge most thoroughbred supercars and yet the RR still comes with five leather-clad seats and a large boot. G-Power already held the record for the world’s fastest saloon with a similarly tuned M5 Hurricane RS which reached a mind-blowing 227mph. However, feeling this was not enough, G-Power used larger twin ASA T1-316 superchargers, coupled to their further tuned version of the M5’s V10 unit. These modifications upped the power of the Hurricane to 789bhp, although G-Power claims that the 'theoretical' output could be as much as 888bhp, meaning it could beat its own record several more times.  Added to the extra power, G-Power has added bigger brakes, stiffer suspension and a revised body. These modifications help to give the two-ton rocket ship the stopping power and grip it needs, considering it has around 300bhp more than a standard BMW M5.   The extreme performance does not end with the car’s top-end speed either. The Hurricane will reach 60 mph from standstill in just 4.3sec, almost half a second quicker than a standard M5. The car will continue its surge forwards, hitting 185mph in less than 25sec, until it reaches its record-breaking top speed. The only change G-Power made to the RR for the record-beating run was to swap the 20in custom wheels for smaller, 19in alloys with special Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. A fully converted model from G-Power will cost €252,100 (£207,500). This might seem steep for a BMW M5, but compared to the famed mid-engined, two seaters that can reach these speeds, it’s a relative bargain. But if you’re feeling the squeeze of difficult financial times, G-Power will offer its 227mph, 740bhp modification on any V10 powered M5 or M6, starting at a mere €56,000 - about £46,000.

Join evo's Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages

Recommended

2020 BMW 5-series teased in official image
BMW 5 Series saloon

2020 BMW 5-series teased in official image

The BMW 5-series is about to get a fresh look, without those bigger kidney grilles...
26 May 2020

Most Popular

Lotus Type 131 production confirmed for this year
Type 131 render
Lotus

Lotus Type 131 production confirmed for this year

All-new sports car to rival the iconic Porsche 911 and set the blueprint for Lotus's future models
25 Jan 2021
Ferrari ‘Breadvan’ returns – Niels van Roij reveals 550-based homage
Niels Van Roij Design Breadvan hommage
Ferrari 550

Ferrari ‘Breadvan’ returns – Niels van Roij reveals 550-based homage

UK-based Niels van Roij Design has unveiled its take on the iconic 1962 racer, based on the Ferrari 550 Maranello
26 Jan 2021
SSC Tuatara achieves 282.9mph average, faster than Koenigsegg’s Agera RS
SSC Tuatara
News

SSC Tuatara achieves 282.9mph average, faster than Koenigsegg’s Agera RS

It’s quite some way off 2020’s debunked 331mph claim, but 282.9mph is still enough to make the SSC Tuatara the world’s fastest production car, unoffic…
27 Jan 2021