To make sure the previous generation of the BMW M3 goes out with a bang,
G-Power improved the speed record for the German sports car with a top speed of
209.8 mph (337.6 km/h).
In honor of this achievement, they unveiled a special edition supercharger kit for the outgoing M3, called Hurricane 337 Edition. The kit will be limited to strictly 30 units at a price of 14,350 EUR ($19,400), which includes the mandatory titanium exhaust system.
The silver BMW M3 Coupe in the gallery is the first car equipped with a G-Power M3 V8 SK II CS "Hurricane 337 Edition" supercharger system. In addition to the power output enhancement, the customer has added to his order the G-Power G3M CLUBSPOT coilover suspension, the G-Power breaking system featuring huge 396 mm respectively 380 mm break discs for front and rear axle, and last but not least the 20 inch SILVERSTONE DIAMOND wheel set wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The cost of all the accessories is 35,000 EUR or $47,000, without the labour.
The high-speed test track in Nardo in southern Italy is the ultimate challenge for all vehicle manufacturers. High temperatures and the fastest automobile race track in the world that knows only one load condition: full throttle. The 12.3 km-long route is basically a circle with a diameter of 4 km and an elevated roadway that is reminiscent of a steep curve. In practice, this results in an infinite straight line for miles of continuous full load driving, an operating condition that puts utmost load on the engine. Add uncomfortably high ambient temperatures and it simply doesn't get any more challenging.
Already for the 4th time G-Power is meeting the challenge of Nardo and in the meantime has established its very own philosophy. While all other teams send there, for this event especially prepared, cars on a trailer to test track, it has become a G-Power tradition to drive the participating car the complete one-way distance of 2000 miles to Nardo on its own wheels in a "stock" G-Power M3 that basically all customers can order in this configuration.
The set goal for this year's participation in the event has been to break the G-Power record for the world's fastest BMW M3 established 2 years ago. At that time a G-Power M3 with 570 hp SK II supercharger system achieved a top speed of 207 mph (333.1 km/h). Consequently G-Power opted this year for the stronger SK II CS version of the G-Power M3 supercharger system.
After failing to brake the record at the event organized by the AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS magazine because of a technical issue, they returned two days after to set the impressive speed record of 209.8 mph (337.6 km/h).
ASA T1-523 Supercharger
Core of the M3 V8 supercharger systems is the powerful ASA T1-523 radial supercharger. A High-Flow air intake including large racing air filter, a large volumetric intercooler system made from cast aluminum and a cast aluminum air box, set the necessary background to enable the max. boost of 0,5 bar relative, of its strongest version the SK II CS, to produce an power output of 615 hp and 439 lb-ft (595 Nm) of torque. In order to keep the output enchantment weight neutral, G-Power uses a full titanium exhaust system including a set of racing catalytic converters, which saves 57 lb (26 kg) compared to the factory exhaust system.