F86 G-Power Typhoon – the supreme SUV

A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone, that develops in the western part of the North Pacific Ocean. That’s the definition for one of the craziest behavior of mother nature. G-Power tried to match its wildness, by developing a unique supercar.

In order to achieve their ambitious purpose, they had to begin with a fast, big and mean car. It wasn’t too difficult to decide: the X6 M comes bundled with all these attributes. So they had a car.

Next, they had to modify it, which was a little harder, because…well…it was already damn fast.

First, they took both turbochargers and changed their compressor wheels, making them lighter, for less inertia and a better throttle response. They’ve reassembled the puzzle and balanced the wheels, at different rotation speeds, up to 250.000 rpm.

Then, a whole new, less restrictive titanium exhaust system had to be fitted. The two pairs of 102 mm tailpipes flank the large, underbody diffuser.

In the end, they remaped the ECU, to keep up with the increased air flow provided by the two turbochargers. The exact amount of fuel, the precise ignition point, the boost pressure and the air quantity have been set to adapt the new conditions.

The result makes the car feel like a real typhoon in a crowd of summer wind-like SUV’s: the V8, 4.4 liter, supercharged engine develops 740 hp and 980 Nm. These numbers are big enough to catapult the 2.35 tones Typhoon to 300 km/h and help it cover the ¼ mile in 11.5 seconds!

Surely, to send such amount of power to the ground, the 315/25ZR23 tyres need to work hard. Same thing with keeping the car on road, as the front spoiler pushes down the front axle even more than the original one.

Let’s keep in mind that all those vents had nothing to do with the looks of the car, as they were developed to cool the engine bay in a more efficient way. Being cool is just a bonus! They are the result of 12 months of simulations and tests.

Until we’ll have some clips with the new G-Power Typhoon, let’s watch the 725 hp engine of the previous version accelerating to 300 km/h.

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