G-POWER M3 GT2 S HURRICANE – The ultimate road and track CLUB-SPORT machine
G-POWER has its roots in 1970s motorsport. Back then, BMW 02 models were uprated for the track with twin carburetors, high-lift camshafts, and tubular exhaust manifolds.
These tuning packages were also commonly installed on road cars, which were then used on the racetrack at the weekend. This is how the first G-POWER Club-sport models were born.
Today’s G-POWER CLUB-SPORT concept as embodied by the M3 GT2 S HURRICANE, is a car that distills experience from 35 years of engine tuning, and seven high-speed world records.
Key Facts: G-POWER M3 GT2 S HURRICANE
• 720 hp / 529 kW at 7,800 rpm (+ 300 hp / 221 kW)
• 650 Nm at 3,900 rpm (+ 250 Nm)
• V-max: > 330km/h
• 0-200km/h: 9,8 sec.
• M3 V8 SK III RR supercharger system
• Above includes displacement increase from 4.0 to 4.5 litre
• Carbon-fibre wide-body kit including carbon-fibre doors and bonnet
• Ceramic brakes
• 19-inch Competition forged alloy wheels
• G3M-RS Coilovers with G-POWER “Nürburgring Setup”
• Limited slip differential with separate oil cooler
• Uniball joints on front and rear axles
• Integrated fire extinguishing system
• Race pneumatic lift system
• Bespoke G-POWER interior
• No rear seat
• Alcantara trim for race seats, dashboard, and headlining
• Carbon-fibre panels for footwells and doors
• Multi-function display replaces speedometer and speedometer
• Full roll-cage
• Complete vehicle from the G-POWER manufactory: 292.883.- Euro (All prices are net.)
When you approach G-POWER for a complete car, their carbon-fiber wide-body kit is an obvious attraction. This kit not only reduces vehicle weight, but also provides the big intake and cooling vents, and down-force inducing spoilers that form the basis of a unique road and track weapon.
The wide wheel arches are filled with lightweight forged 19-inch competition grade alloy wheels wrapped in 295/30ZR19 and 325/30ZR19 track day Cup tires. Behind them, a racing brake system with ceramic brake discs clamped by six and four-pot callipers front and rear respectively ensures strong and consistent stopping power.
The G-POWER G3M-RS CLUB-SPORT uses coil-over suspension calibrated to the G-POWER “NÜRBURGRING SETUP” in terms of ride height, and damper bounce and rebound control. Greater handling precision comes from the use of Uni ball joints wherever possible on both axles, while the limited slip differential features a separate oil cooler for consistent performance.
Should the worst happen, an integrated fire extinguishing system will quickly put out a fire, and in proper racecar style, compressed air jacks that plug into an external compressor deploy to allow rapid tyre changes during a pit stop.
While the intent of the G-POWER M3 GT2 S HURRICANE is pretty clear from the outside, its racing genes carry through to the cockpit. Here, a full rollover cage improves structural stiffness and safety, while the deletion of the rear seat saves weight. To this end all the sound insulation material was removed and much of the metal instead covered with carbon-fiber panels.
All the other areas – the dashboard, sports seats and roof headlining – are trimmed in Alcantara with ornamental seams, showing that an otherwise Spartan cabin can have some luxurious accents.
A digital multi-function display replaces the factory speedometer and rev meter, while the G-POWER supplementary display provides the driver with relevant information concerning the well being of the supercharged V8 engine.
That engine is the heart of the M3 GT2 S HURRICANE. Part and parcel of the SK III RR supercharger system installation, the V8 engine was completely disassembled and its internals replaced with lightweight forged pistons and connecting rods and a fully balanced long stroke forged crankshaft that takes its swept capacity from 4.0 to 4.5 liter.
Boosting at up to 0.8 bar the G-POWER ASA T1-724 supercharger lifts engine power from 420 hp (309 kW) and 400 Nm of torque to a spectacular 720 hp (529 kW) at 8,000 rpm, accompanied by 650 Nm of twist.
Performance is correspondingly lifted deep into super car territory. The G-POWER M3 GT2 S covers the 0 to 200 km/h sprint in just 9.8 seconds, and tops out at 330 km/h – depending on the selected final drive ratio.
With the G-POWER M3 GT2 S HURRICANE, G-POWER once again demonstrates its expertise at tuning the sportiest BMW models, demonstrating why it is the logical partner for someone who wishes to develop a professional CLUBSPORT car.
Similar projects can also be implemented based on the new BMW M2 or the current M3/M4.