G-Power, a German tuning firm, claims to soon offer the world's fastest SUV, with the BMW X6 M as its base. This model already delivers 555hp but G-Power wants it to have higher output.
The tuning firm plans to launch a 900 hp SUV that be able to surpass the 205 mph (330 km/h) mark, hit 62mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and go pass the 124 mph (200 km/h) mark in 13 seconds.
The vehicle is dubbed as the G Power Typhoon X6 M and will have standard 4.4 liter turbocharged engine replaced with the M5's 5.0 liter V10 engine, which has been given a 5.5 liter capacity.
The powerplant gets twin ASA T1-316 compressors (taken from the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE world-record sedan), a double-floe, water-cooled intercooler, and an aluminum casting air box.
Its internals are also upgraded and will get MAHLE forged pistons. G-Power claims that its revised vehicle will offer 900 HP at 8.000 rpm and 870 Nm of torque at 6.800 rpm. It also gives the vehicle a forged, seven bearing crankshaft, a six speed gearbox that's developed in-house, with the BMW xDrive four wheel drive system being sacrificed.
To be able to cope with the power, the vehicle is installed with a modified suspension system, as well as with a carbon ceramic braking system using 410mm rotors and six piston calipers. This reduces weight as well as gives top stopping power.
Only five G-Power X6 Typhoon RS ultimate V10s will be made, making this high-powered SUV one of the most exclusive units. To allow this BMW X6 M-based vehicle to be as fast and as safe as possible, ample downforce is needed.
This is attributed to uniquely shaped front and rear skirts and spoilers, all trimmed to pave way for optimal aerodynamic efficiency. G-Power wings on the front and the rear hug the SUV's three-part 23-inch G-Power Silverstone RS forged wheels -- 11Jx23 at the front and 12Jx23 at the back.
These wheels are wrapped in 315/25 ZR 23 high-performance tires from MICHELIN, thereby providing optimum traction and sports car handling. Taking care of braking is a high-tech brake system -- with 410 mm carbon-ceramic brake disks and six-piston calipers – that makes the G-Power X6 Typhoon RS ultimate V10 decelerate better than Earth’s gravity.
Moreover, this system is around 50 lighter than a standard brake system. Of course, the effort to make the G-Power X6 Typhoon RS ultimate V10 much lighter than the BMW X6 M does not end there. G-Power also ended up reducing the weight of the interior.
For instance, G-Power equipped the X6 Typhoon RS ultimate V10 with four ultra-light carbon individual seats. G-Power also got rid of the heavy xDrive all-wheel drive system and used titanium for the exhaust system. After completing the weight reduction program, the G-Power X6 Typhoon RS ultimate V10 is now around 150 kg lighter than the standard version.
Getting rid of the "weight," however, does not mean G-Power has sacrificed passenger comfort. G-Power made sure that the cockpit contains lavish elements like hand-finished interior fittings while the entire vehicle interior features leather on a carbon structure.
Accentuating the design of the interior are two-colored seams that tie in the leather on seats, interior door panels and instrument panel. They are also found on the A, B and C pillars. Door linings – made of leather and carbon manufactured in "CSL light-weight" – blend seamlessly with the new central console that is also made of carbon.
This central console, which continues to the front seats, houses the SUV's high-end entertainment system. Moreover, the interior of the G-Power X6 Typhoon RS ultimate V10 comes with an ergonomic G-Power sports steering wheel as well as a tachometer that could track speeds of up to 400 km/h.
Interested buyers could order the G-Power X6 Typhoon RS ultimate V10, as a completely finished vehicle, from the G-Power facility in Autenzell.