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.

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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  • Baryonyx 03 Oct 2012

    Even if this car wasn't presented in turd brown it would still look crap!

  • pSyCoSiS 03 Oct 2012

    I like!

  • k-ink 28 Sep 2012

    ar 145 said:
    FFS... 0-60 in 4.4 seconds slow?
    Not in an everyday sense, no. But for 600bhp it is. Bear in mind you can achieve those numbers in cars with well under half that power output.

  • ar 145 28 Sep 2012

    FFS... 0-60 in 4.4 seconds slow?

  • k-ink 28 Sep 2012

    trackdemon said:
    k-ink said:
    With this level of power I'd insist on AWD. Therefore I'd opt for a 600bhp RS3 instead.
    I am 100% confident this would be considerably more fun to drive.
    I think you are right. It could be fun in a "when will I die going backwards" kind of way. But what is the point of having all that power with no way to lay it down properly. The performance stats indicate it has a problem with grip. So in the UK I'd opt for a tuned RS3 or a GTR at this level of power and budget. If I lived somewhere roasting hot then this uber M on slicks may be more fun.

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