World's Fastest Four Door Tops 230mph

230mph, 800hp Hurricane RS...
230mph, 800hp Hurricane RS...
'Speed Matters', so here's news from German Tuner G-Power which is claiming a new record for the 'World's Fastest Sedan'.

372.1kmh - or 231.2mph - is the number apparently recorded during an outing at the test track for the company's BMW M5 based Hurricane RR, up from its previous best of a meagre 367.4kmh (228mph) earlier this year. We're not sure if the new feat was independently witnessed, and it was a peak maximum on an oval test track rather than a speed reached over the flying mile in both directions, but we're still allowing ourselves to be graciously impressed. (Especially as the Hurricane RR is powered by the same V10 engine that we're running in the PH fleet BMW M6 - Hurrah!)

G-Power's car is blessed with a little more poke than ours thanks to the adoption of twin ASA T1-316 superchargers, both belt driven and each providing pressure to a bank of cylinders.

...but it comes with £200k price tag!
...but it comes with £200k price tag!
The tuners tell us that a complicated aluminium casting replaces the standard air box on top of the engine, and its direct inlet is responsible for "incomparable response and also much more torque".

The inner workings of the 10-cylinder, four-valve engine feature Mahle high-performance forged pistons for lower compression and increased mechanical strength. The standard connecting rods and piston pins have been upgraded too.

A remap of the engine electronics also contributes to the increased output, which G-Power says is up to 800hp between 7500-8000rpm with 590lb ft available at 5,000 rpm.

The car was fitted with specially certified 19ins Michelin Pilot Sport tyres for the record run.

We'll make do with our V10's 507hp...
We'll make do with our V10's 507hp...
If you fancy a bit of the World's Fastest Sedan, G-Power will tune up your existing M5 to suit, or supply you a complete one for €251,100, which xe.com tells us amounts to the princely sum of £206,481.98. All of which sadly means we'll not be talking to them about an upgrade for the editorial M6...

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  • rottie102 16 Aug 2010

    Liquid Knight said:
    sl55amg said:
    Rich_W said:
    You never seem to hear about a heavily modified GTR claiming it's the "fastest 2 door coupe" do you.

    Breathe out wink
    I doubt they could get it to go faster than the Veyron SS.
    The Veyron isn't technically a coupe. Would be nice to see a streached one with four doors just to shut all the Chavs with money up.
    What is it then???

  • Rich_W 16 Aug 2010

    sl55amg said:
    Rich_W said:
    You never seem to hear about a heavily modified GTR claiming it's the "fastest 2 door coupe" do you.

    Breathe out wink
    I doubt they could get it to go faster than the Veyron SS.
    Modified GTR's have been north of 1000BHP for 15+ years. Give them the right gearing I have NO doubt they could beat the BugRon. But the same rules apply it's not a standard car.

  • will261058 16 Aug 2010

    Just an observation: Veyron SS-1200bhp and 268mph
    Hurricane RR-800BHP and 231mph.
    Veyron has 400bhp or 50% more. Thats a whole E39 M5!

    Edited by will261058 on Tuesday 17th August 00:55

  • Liquid Knight 15 Aug 2010

    sl55amg said:
    Rich_W said:
    You never seem to hear about a heavily modified GTR claiming it's the "fastest 2 door coupe" do you.

    Breathe out wink
    I doubt they could get it to go faster than the Veyron SS.
    The Veyron isn't technically a coupe. Would be nice to see a streached one with four doors just to shut all the Chavs with money up.

  • sl55amg 15 Aug 2010

    Rich_W said:
    You never seem to hear about a heavily modified GTR claiming it's the "fastest 2 door coupe" do you.

    Breathe out wink
    I doubt they could get it to go faster than the Veyron SS.

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