While most of us were in lockdown earlier this year, G-Power presented the G5M Hurricane RR, a highly powerful conversion for the BMW M5.
Fast forward to the present day, and the kit is finally up for sale, at an eye-watering €115,000 (equal to $136,330 at current rates), which as you may have guessed, does not include cost of the car itself that is priced about the same in Germany.
Since they first put the spotlight on the project, they have revised the output of the twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, from 840 to 900 PS (or from 828 HP / 618 kW to 887 HP / 662 kW). Peak torque remains unchanged though at 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft). That’s a 275 PS (271 HP / 202 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) jump over the M5 Competition.
According to the numbers released by the tuner, the V8 unit will rocket the super sedan to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), which has actually been electronically limited to protect its tires. Speaking of which, the G5M Hurricane RR rolls on Michelin rubber size 285/30 front and 295/30 rear on 9×21-inch front and 10.5×21-inch rear forged alloy wheels.
Improving the stance of the tuned M5 is the G-Power’s Variant 4 coilover suspension, which allows height adjustment (15-30 mm / 0.6-1.2 in – front / 10-30 mm / 0.4-1.2 in – rear), as well as separate adjustment of the compression and rebound damping.
The final upgrade is the GP Venturi carbon fiber engine hood, which not only helps lower the weight of the car, but also optimizes the airflow and helps cool the power unit.