G-POWER 600hp 1M Coupe


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 26 Sep 2012

    0-62 in only 4.4?

    With 600bhp i'd be dissappointed

  • German 26 Sep 2012

    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 26 Sep 2012

    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 26 Sep 2012

    Yes, I agree.

  • After_Shock 26 Sep 2012

    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

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