• Mar 4th 2010 at 8:29AM
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Hamann Tycoon EVO M – Click above for high-res image gallery

We'll come clean. Collectively, we spend an unexpected amount time repeating the following sentence, "As much as I know I shouldn't, I love the BMW X6. I know it's wrong, I know. But it's just a great car." But you know what makes less sense than the X6? The X6 M. That car's stone cold crazy. Therefore we like it even more than the regular flavor SAC (Sports Activity Coupe). Have you met our friend Hamann?

For the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Hamann brought along its new Tycoon EVO M. And... it's quite bonkers.The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 has been pumped up to the tune of 670 horsepower and 576 pound-feet of torque. For comparison's sake, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce's mighty 6.5-liter V12 produces 670 hp – exactly the same amount as the Hamann Tycoon EVO M. Crazy, no? Oh, also, the mightiest ever Lambo makes 89 lb-ft of torque less than this mental patient Hamann.

Then there's the little matter of the carbon fiber. Look, we're all for saving precious pounds but keep it real for a minute. Before Hamann got their filthy mitts all over it, the X6 M weighed in at 5,324 pounds. Lord (and Hamann) only knows what it weighs now. And since we're keeping it real, shaving a few pounds off the front end of an over-powered beast like the Tycoon is killing a mouse with the 101st Airborne. In other words, the carbon fiber hood and splitter is nothing but blingy, look-at-me bunting. And since we're ragging on conspicuous displays of too much wealth, Tycoon? Really? That said, we've never seen 23-inch wheels look so perfectly at home.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I hate to love that thing :) yeeehaw
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yea? So what. I bet it would handily embarrass just about everything on the road; all with 3 models riding passenger...
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is an interesting article to be written about all these super-tuner mega buck thingys all over this show.
      Where is the market for them (Russians and Saudis, I suppose, they love Geneva) and who's buying them (new money, I suppose)?

      How many of these things ever get built and how many have gone bust? How do residual values compare to the base car (bet they really suck, maybe a few soar.)

      Maybe some are like the foodie restaurant business - rich benefactor gets talked into bankrolling the effort but it folds when few share their same (lack of) taste.

      What happened to the crazy cars from 5 years ago?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Everybody is trying to bring "excitement" to BMW; they need all the help they can get !
      But this latest example is just as bad as all the others. BMW is as boring as TATA.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think this car (this and this useless Hamann variant) is like a woman with a big ba-donk-a-donk:

      Very impractical, (most probably) high maintenance, but you just can't say no...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, 670hp? That thing is crazy. I'm not a big fan of the X6M but this thing looks really mean. Also, is it just me or the wheels on the other side are different?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want one, that thing look mean...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anyone else love BMW's regular-flavor (I'm assuming shaved) SAC?
      • 5 Years Ago
      thats just crazy stupid power!

      • 5 Years Ago
      So wrong, and yet, so right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great, now I need a new monitor after I punched a hole into this one after seeing that pieces of pointless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes it's useless but it's soo cool!
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