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600hp BMW 1 M Coupé on the way. Image by G-Power.

600hp BMW 1 M Coupé on the way
Tuning company G-Power creates the world's fastest production 1 Series.
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What's the news?

German tuner G-Power has created another monstrously powerful BMW with its adaptation of the 1 Series M Coupé. Called the G1 V8 Hurricane RS, the modified 1 Series features some significant differences from the standard model.

Exterior

The new carbon-fibre bonnet houses an M3-inspired power dome and air vent arrangement; and round the back you'll spot a similarly lightweight boot lip to reduce lift. Massive 20-inch 'Silverstone Diamond' alloy wheels are wrapped in high-performance Michelins to help keep this car on the road.

Interior

Inside, a bespoke combination of leather and Alcantara has been fitted; with G-Power having reshaped the standard seat cushions.

Mechanicals

Under the bonnet is where you'll find this car's party piece. There's the V8 unit from the M3, nestled alongside a specially made supercharger, together creating a whopping 600hp and 580Nm of torque. Combined with a dual-clutch gearbox and stainless steel exhaust system, the G1 will get from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds and onto a top speed of 205mph.

To help drivers in the bends with all this power, specially designed suspension and massive 396mm ceramic brakes with six piston callipers have been fitted.

Anything else?

There are two things really stopping this from adorning every street in the land. The first is the fact that G-Power is only making 30 examples; and the second is that it'll set you back a substantial about £112,000 (€141,000).

Created to celebrate 30 years of G-Power, the G1 aims to be the world's fastest version of this BMW; a feat G-Power has managed five times before with the likes of the M3, M5 and M6.



James Giddings - 1 Oct 2012


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