We’re big fans of G-Power tuning, they’re one of those German tuning companies you just want to see get a chance at any great car.
There’s no disappointment in supporting them as they constantly come up with great stuff, particularly the extreme tune-ups of their Hurricane lineup.
That lineup was just expanded to include the wonderful 1 Series M Coupe. The standard car is great and so is this, despite being far from it.
The exterior is pretty much left unchanged and if it weren’t for a new set of alloy wheels, it would be relatively easy to mistake the two cars.
Getting inside either of these models will not feel strange either. The interior of the G-Power one gets a bit of an advantage thanks to Alcantara, a different steering wheel and new seats.
Once you start the engine, things change up. It’s no longer a 1 Series M Coupe that happens to have some bits of the M3.
It’s actually all M3 underneath, everything from engine to rear wheels, SMG transmission included. Great news but it wasn’t enough.
The 4.0 liter naturally aspirated V8 from the E92 also gets a supercharger kit. A few extra mods are needed, among which we count a new airbox but the effort is more than worth it.
That’s because the G-Power G1 V8 1 Series M Coupe develops 600 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. That power would make an M3 seriously quick, so you can imagine what it does to a 1M.
Performance figures call for a 4.4 second 0 to 62 time (mostly because of a tricky launch) and a top speed of 205 mph.