• Dec 22nd 2008 at 9:29AM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS

For all the hype about supercars' top speeds, the statistic is generally good for nothing more than bragging rights. The likelihood that your Bugatti Veyron will ever meet up with an SSC Ultimate Aero on the street is next to none, and even if you did, good luck trying to find a place to safely exceed 250 mph. Peak velocity seems even less important when it comes to sedans, but that doesn't stop various tuners from chasing the title of world's fastest four-door. Brabus has long held the title, first with E V12 that hit 206 mph in 1996 and most recently upping that mark to later upping the mark to 227.23 mph with the CLS "Rocket". With that number set in their sights, BMW tuner G-Power took an upgraded version of their M5 Hurricane to the ATP High-Seed test track in Papenburg, Germany last month hoping to set a new record. That they did, eclipsing the Rocket's top speed with a best run of 228.4 mph. Lest Brabus seek to take back the title, G-Power claims that they can improve on the number by increasing the boost from the twin superchargers mounted to the BMW's V10. More info on G-Power's new record following the jump.


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."

We are curious if this will be necessary...

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      • 6 Years Ago
      the car i am building is powered by nitro glycern. it will go from 0 to a 1000 mph in a split second. but it can only do it once.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I take my spare tire and cover off, my V6 RAV4 Limited could beat that!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some American turner, (Lingenfilter are you listening), needs to twin turbo charge a LS7 to over a 1000hp in Cadillac CTS and show these snotty German turners what its like to well eclipse the 230mph mark.
        • 6 Years Ago
        first off it is the lq9 in the new cts-v which i s a variation of the LS-9
      • 6 Years Ago
      I used to like the designs of a lot of BMW's from the ninties. But now, it seems like everyone's just turning out designs that mimick what everyone else is trying to convey. Stylewise that is. It gets kinda' redundant after a while. But I still really like those 3 and 5 series BMW'S of today. Don't really care for the errie-looking headlights on many models. Fuel efficency and power is the only way to go these days.
      • 6 Years Ago
      there are some guys already working on the CTS-V...and it does 190 already with the 6 speed. Fastest stock 4 door ever on the 'Ring (under 8 minutes on the stock tires with the 6 speed auto), the chassis has a LOT of potential...pretty lame to suggest it can't do it, either lame or uninformed. As for Lingenfelter, his guys have done a great job of holding up the company's rep, but since John Lingenfelter is no longer with us, it won't have quite the same magic to it..the guy was amazing when it came to going fast. It would be great to see a head to head battle between this and the modified CTS-V. Nice work, BMW...helps when you don't have every environmentalist trying to stop you!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just bait for the chicks blondes=mb brunetts=bmw vetts =all of the above and redheads LOL
      • 6 Years Ago
      fACTORY SET 155 LOL
      • 6 Years Ago
      how can anybody in their right mind say 250 mph is SAFE? !!
      • 6 Years Ago
      i always liked "stealthy" looking cars with gobs of bare looking carbon fiber....wouldn't want to own one though =)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the carbon fiber body thats dull with the grey out wheels. I would lose all those stickers and hit the highways.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Excellent example of German engineering. Just what I need to get to Wal-Mart faster.
      steven durette
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gee, a bone stock supercharged LS9 ZR1 holds the record at the Nurburgring. Wonder what the Bimmer will do on a track, versus a straight line.

      Lingenfelter has a Twin Turbo Z06 dubbed "Science Project" with over 1100hp, and beats just about everything 0-200-0. Road and track tested that one, hit 200mph on a runway in Ohio. Think issue came out in August or Sept.

      I got five bucks on the ' Vette when they get the brakes upgraded. Funnier, in 10 years, the vette will be worth more than that silly Bimmer, if said bimmer is even still in existence.

      Like I always say, you can do a lot of stuff to a car, but it still won't be a Corvette. What ever happened to all those RUF Porches? The Koenig Twin Turbo Ferrari's? McClarens? Lmao. Try driving one in the real world. Uncomfortable, overheating mechanical nightmares.

      Gee, I can drive my 27 year old 'Vette across the country, go to the Grocery store, and I average 22MPG with 391 HP (nope, not stock). Oh, and I can get parts without mortgaging the house. (That Bimmer has a 13,000 dollar Transmission) .

      I'll keep my Vette, and laugh as the knucklehead who buys the bimmer pulls up to a guy with a Nissan that looks just like his 250,000 toy.

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