It was not too long ago that G-Power introduced its first take on the BMW 1 M Coupé with a 429hp (435PS) performance tune. Now, the famed BMW tuning brand is taking it a few steps further with its new G1 V8 HURRICANE RS model.
While the G-Power 1 M Coupé made use of the original model's 3.0-liter turbocharged straight six, the G1 HURRICANE RS borrows the 4.0-liter V8 engine from the M3 E92 Coupe.
In fact, G-Power installed the entire powertrain from the M3 including the DCT double-clutch transmission gearbox and stainless steel exhaust system, and while it was at it, also made use of the M3's front and rear axles!
Being the power-hungry company that it is, the Germany tuner wasn't satisfied with the stock engine's 414hp (420PS) so it bolted on a customized ASA supercharger system along with several other goods such as an aluminium cast air box that boost output to 591hp (600PS) and peak torque to 580Nm (428 lb-ft).
The compact sized G1 V8 HURRICANE RS goes from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 4.4 seconds and to 200km/h (124mph) in 12.7 seconds) en route to a top speed of 330km/h (205mph), making it the fastest 1-Series model in the world, according to G-Power.
By comparison, the 429hp G-Power 1 M Coupé completes the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 4.5 seconds and tops out at 300km/h (186mph).
The tune continues with a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels mounted on Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires in the dimensions of 255/30 ZR 20 at the front axle and 295/25 ZR 20 at the rear axle, a more power powerful braking system with 396 mm Ceramic-Carbon discs and a KW suspension kit.
G-Power's visual enhancements on the outside are limited to the new wheels, a lightweight carbon fiber hood with a power dome and vent openings, plus a carbon fiber boot that incorporates a CSL style spoiler lip.
Inside, G-Power has upholstered most of the interior including the re-shaped sport seats and steering wheel in two-tone leather and Alcantara surfaces.
As a complete vehicle as viewed here, the G1 V8 HURRICANE RS costs €141,176.80 (about US$182,900).