When G-Power, an aftermarket tuner crazy about BMW performance, claims to have created the "Hottest road-legal BMW M3 in the world" we take notice. For those unfamiliar of who G-Power is reference the M5 Hurricane RR (video below) first driven by Motor Trend. Insane power, aerodynamic improvements and weight reduction is the name of the game for each upgraded BMW the company gets its hands on.
The G-Power M3 GT2 R is the newest offering from the BMW tuning company. It is worked from bonnet to boot in order to squeeze out the most performance and remove the most amount of weight. With 720hp on tap (300hp over stock) and 516 lb-ft of torque (221 lb-ft over stock), the GT2 R has the capability of reaching 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, 0-124mph in 9.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 205mph.
For reference, let's compare this M3 GT2 R to the M5 Hurricane RR. The M3 (V8) makes 720hp and the M5 (V10) makes 800hp while the M3 makes more torque at 516 lb-ft compared to the M5s 510 lb-ft. The M3 goes from 0-62 in 3.7 seconds, while the M5 makes it there in 4.35. But need we remind you, the M5 is quite a bit heavier weighing in at 4050 lbs. while the M3 comes in at 3306 lbs. Either way you go, both these G-power tuned Ms will take you from 0-wow in no time at all.
The GT2 R uses a SK III "Sporty Drive" supercharger system to achieve extra ponies, which was also used on the G-Power BMW V10. But this supercharger is different from the SK III used on the M5/M6 because it requires additional height in the engine bay. The forged pistons used in the GT2 R are developed through G-Powers tech partner Mahle in addition to specially crafted connecting rods. The crankshaft is also modified, increasing the displacement of the supercharger by 15% from 4-liters to 4.6-liters. A custom cooling system increases the capacity of the oil and water-cooling circuits. A titanium exhaust system discharges exhaust gases quickly and with minimal backpressure. The system also features free- flowing 100 cpsi metallic catalytic converters.
Weight reduction comes in the form of carbon fiber, lots of it. A full carbon-fiber body kit featuring a front skirt, all four wings, rear skirt, front lip, hood, a multi-part rear spoiler, and carbon racing bucket seats, all reduce weight and in the case of the rear spoiler, improve downforce. The carbon fiber hood is also multi-beneficial in terms of weight reduction and heat removal from the engine compartment.
This lightweight M3 rides on Clubsport coil-overs and weight-optimized 20-inch G-Power Silverstone RS forged wheels. Helping to stop the 720hp beast are G-Power ceramic brakes on the front and rear that work in conjunction with 6-piston brake calipers (front) and 4-piston brake calipers (rear).
The GT2 R wouldn't be complete without interior upgrades (other than the carbon seats). A G-Power leather trim package is available, which offers leather and alcantera touches throughout the cabin with orange and blue stitching.
All of this go-fast performance does come at a price. A completed G-Power M3 GT2 R will cost you approximately $259,000 or 195,310 Euros (compared to the M5 Hurricanes base price of $315,000). But if you would rather spec out your M3 with only some of the available options, here is a pricing breakdown:
G-Power SK III supercharger with complete exhaust: $55119 (plus install)
G-Power GT2 R carbon fiber body kit:$39,702
G-Power carbon fiber hood: $4,764 (plus install)
G-Power Silverstone RS wheels plus tires: $15,880
G-Power Ceramic brakes: $19,136 (front) and $15,587 (rear)
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