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RE: G-POWER 600hp 1M Coupe

Wednesday 26th September 2012

G-POWER 600hp 1M Coupe

G-POWER sorts 1 M's chronic power shortage (eh?) with M3 V8 conversion, supercharged for further lunacy



BMW's 1 M Coupe was the fastest 1 Series ever - but it's still not fast enough for German tuning firm G-POWER. Their lavishly-named G1 V8 Hurricane RS is, they say, how the 1 M Coupe should have been when it came through the factory gates.

Obvious stripe joke is obvious
Obvious stripe joke is obvious
The standard 360hp engine makes way for a 4.0-litre M3 V8 unit that's been supercharged to produce 600hp at 7,800rpm and 354lb ft at 3,900rpm. The gunmetal 'pocket battleship' look is perfectly understated for autobahn-prowling.

Certainly looks like it's been geared for that: the DCT gearbox conversion delivers 0-62mph in a respectable 4.4 seconds, but 0-125mph comes up in a skirt-gathering 12.7 seconds, with a V-max of 205mph.

Other G-POWER accoutrements include a 20-inch Silverstone Diamond wheel set, G-POWER carbon fibre bonnet and boot lid, GM1-RS Clubsport coilover suspension and ceramic brakes.

Beastly
Beastly
No word on price, but we're talking about a genuine contender in the 'ultimate sleeper' stakes here - it won't be cheap.

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JMF894

Original Poster:

1,636 posts

52 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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0-62 in only 4.4?

With 600bhp i'd be dissappointed

German

201 posts

44 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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JMF894 said:
0-62 in only 4.4?

With 600bhp i'd be dissappointed
I'd reckon wheelspin or gearing will be to blame for that...anyone know what the standard car does it in? I was also excited until "supercharged" and "DCT" were mentioned....so close to having that epic engine in a lighter body with a manual gearbox, but no. Sad frown

Schermerhorn

2,957 posts

86 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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JMF894 said:
0-62 in only 4.4?

With 600bhp i'd be dissappointed
Probably the limit with the RWD and short wheel base chassis.


BBS-LM

3,848 posts

121 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Yes, I agree.

After_Shock

8,576 posts

117 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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JMF894 said:
0-62 in only 4.4?

With 600bhp i'd be dissappointed
Only? 600bhp through the rear wheels only in a car thats not designed for it, seems pretty quick to me.

Dont know why people get so hung up on 0-60times means very little in the real world

AyBee

6,983 posts

99 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Love it, although I'd want mine with a manual box smile

GroundEffect

8,487 posts

53 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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JMF894 said:
0-62 in only 4.4?

With 600bhp i'd be dissappointed
Who actually does a 0-60 run, ever? The in-gear performance of this will be incredible.

Mr Gearchange

4,953 posts

103 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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JMF894 said:
0-62 in only 4.4?

With 600bhp i'd be dissappointed
Whilst I wholeheartedly applaud the lunacy of this I have to say that on the whole all of the performance figures are dissapointing.
I can understand the 0-60 time being limited by available traction but the 0-125 and VMax are less than I would expect of a 600BHP 1M.

CampDavid

8,865 posts

95 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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A sleeper does not have 4 exhausts

dylan39

41 posts

72 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Might 'mean' little, but with all that torque/power it 'should' be better than 4.4 - Surely not just a Vmax exercise?

Kong

1,501 posts

68 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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205mph 1 series thumbup

Earl'Dingleberry

170 posts

37 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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They should have went for the 1000hp barrier.

matpilch

123 posts

37 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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CampDavid said:
A sleeper does not have 4 exhausts
well said

Kwistof

851 posts

56 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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GroundEffect said:
Who actually does a 0-60 run, ever? The in-gear performance of this will be incredible.
Traffic light grand prix wink


Bucketeer

53 posts

92 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Not sure which would be more frequent, refilling with fuel or replacing rear tyres.

ikarl

2,214 posts

96 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Sorry, that is not a sleeper.

At the end of the day, a standard 1M Coupe is an impressively fast car. This just a souped up version.

Mr Gearchange

4,953 posts

103 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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matpilch said:
CampDavid said:
A sleeper does not have 4 exhausts
well said
True. A real sleeper has to slip under the radar.
However you could argue that if people think that this is a standard 1M - then it would still qualify as a sleeper..

I'm just not convinced on the stats - it seems to be slower than a current stock M5 - which is a much bigger car with less power.

civicduty

1,146 posts

100 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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CampDavid said:
A sleeper does not have 4 exhausts
Or Twenty inch wheels and a big bulge on the bonnet.

sodslaw

189 posts

36 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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CampDavid said:
A sleeper does not have 4 exhausts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1786HyfmYsc

I saw this today on the drive channel.. go to 8:10

someone put "8:10 Yepppp.. An abnormally loud new white M3 with blinged black wheels, a red rollcage, tinted windows and branded bucket seats is one of the best sleepers out there. I'm sure the police would barely notice it."

GhostDriver

789 posts

89 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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De-badged, and with the bonnet and boot lid sprayed same colour as car for me please.