2013 G-Power BMW M3 Hurricane RS


(from G-Power Press Release) G-POWER presents the first “HURRICANE” of the BMW 3 series - the 720 hp strong M3 HURRICANE RS is the climax of the BMW M3 series with the legendary V8 high-rev engine

The combination of the terms „HURRICANE” and „G-POWER“ is not just lightening up the eyes and accelerating the heartbeat of the devoted G-POWER fans but also of every BMW loving automobile enthusiast, as well. And that’s no wonder since it is the proof that the BMW model in question is no less than the strongest and fastest of its kind in the world.

The legendary reputation of the term “G-POWER HURRICANE” has been founded already in the year 2008, when the 750 hp strong twin-supercharged G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS has beaten the existing world record for the fastest sedan in the world for the first time, establishing a new height of 367,4 km/h. Only two years later the 800 hp strong M5 HURRICANE RR has beaten G-POWER’s own record with a top speed of 372,1 km/h. This new world record from the year 2010 is still remaining unbeaten until today. Next to the M5, G-POWER’s M6 HURRICANE RR has stirred up the BMW scene as well with several spectacular appearances on TV and YouTube. The latest G-POWER HURRICANE model so far has been the G1 V8 HURRICANE RS, based on the BMW 1M Coupé, that carries the strong heart of its bigger brother the M3 under its bonnet. Supercharged by G-POWER, the power output of the 4.0l V8 engine increases to an awesome 600 hp in the compact body of the BMW 1M Coupé. With it G-POWER is offering the little Power-Coupé in the version that has unfortunately never been provided by BMW. Accordingly G-POWER has offered all BMW M-Models in a HURRICANE version, except for the BMW M3. With the introduction of the new G-POWER M3 HURRICANE RS, G-POWER is now closing this gap in its HURRICANE lineup.

Of course the mighty G-POWER M3 SK III “Sporty Drive” supercharger system is the centerpiece of the G-POWER HURRICANE package for the BMW M3. In this stage of the well-known G-POWER M3 supercharger system the largest ASA supercharger, the ASA T1-724, encounters forged pistons from the technology partner MAHLE along with forged connecting rods plus another technical highlight. Inspired by the BMW M3 GTS the G-POWER M3 SK III “Sporty Drive” supercharger system includes a modified crankshaft. This new crankshaft increases the displacement of SK III-equipped M3 by approx. 15%, from 4.0L to 4.6L. The engine package for the G-POWER M3 HURRICANE RS is completed by a tailor-made cooling system for the SK III supercharger system that increases the capacity of the oil and water cooling circuits just like the intercooler system of the V8 engine to keep temperatures in check. A Titanium exhaust system made specifically for G-POWER ensures that exhaust gases are discharged quickly and with minimum back pressure. This system features free-flowing 100 cpsi metallic catalytic converters. In addition to the back pressure reduction it saves about 26 kg of dead weight in comparison to the stock exhaust system, too.

The extensive and substantial modifications of the BMW M3 S63 engine result in an awesome power output of 720 hp/(530 KW) and 700 Nm of torque. Equipped like that the G-POWER M3 HURRICANE RS completes the dash from 0-100 km/h in 3.7s and 0-200 km/h in 9.5s. The top speed is more than 340 km/h.

An aerodynamic package is, next to the power output enhancement, traditionally part of the G-POWER HURRICANE package. For the G-POWER M3 HURRICANE RS it contains a front spoiler, bonnet and a boot lid incl. tear-off edge. The M3 HURRICANE RS aerodynamic program is manufactured from supremely light and highly strong Carbon fibre in a gas-proof autoclave. This method of manufacturing meets the OEM standards of the automobile industry and ensures perfect fitting just like a flawless surface structure. In doing so it has been possible to achieve a weight reduction of approx. 2,6 kg for the bonnet and approx. 8,1 kg for the boot lid.

The G-POWER aerodynamic program for the M3 HURRICANE RS not only reducing the vehicle’s weight, but also increases the aerodynamic downforce. To be specific, the Carbon front spoiler generates more downforce on the front axle, while the Carbon fibre boot lid incl. tear-off edge increases the downforce on the rear axle. The G-POWER aerodynamic program is rounded off with a special bonnet, which of course cannot increase the downforce, but still is not without function. The starting point for the development of the G-POWER VENTURI bonnet was the technical necessity to remove heat from the engine compartment of the uprated engines as quickly as possible. Otherwise a loss of performance can happen, since the ECU (electronic control unite) makes use of diagrams with reduced degrees of ignition when a fixed temperature limit is reached, in order to safeguard the engine. The "DYNAMIC VENTING" Technology of the G-POWER VENTURI hood vents the engine compartment dynamically, allowing the otherwise untapped performance potential to be achieved with no additional thermal stress. Performance enhancement cannot be supported more efficiently.

When it comes to suspension systems, the G-POWER M3 HURRICANE RS is fitted with the G-POWER CLUBSPORT coil-over suspension and 20-inch G-POWER SILVERSTONE DIAMOND forged wheels. The tires are Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires in the dimension 255/30 ZR 20 on the front axle and 295/25 ZR 20 for the rear axle to keep the vehicle in contact with the road. Braking is done with the G-POWER-ceramic brakes on the front and rear axle, which provide low-weight and reliable high-performance braking. „Fade“ is therefore a foreign word for the 6-piston brake calipers in front which bite on 396 mm rotors and the 4-piston calipers at the rear axle which clamp on 380 mm rotors.

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