G-Power Typhoon Black Pearl based on Bmw X5

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

G-Power’s limited edition Typhoon Black Pearl is now available for order and is priced from €295,000 ($415,225 USD). The Black Pearl, which is based on the previously seen X5 Typhoon, features a monotone black paint job and an aggressive body kit with revised fascias, a new hood (with improved ventilation), and wider fender flares.

Included in the styling modifications for the BMW X5 are a rear diffuser, a roof-mounted spoiler, aerodynamic side skirts, and 23-inch Silverstone aluminum wheels wrapped in high performance Michelin tires.

G-Power outfitted the 4.8-liter V8 engine with a SK III RS supercharger, a carbon fiber air intake, a large-volume aluminum charge air cooling system, a SpeedFlow high-performance exhaust system (with racing headers, racing catalysts and racing end mufflers), forged MAHLE pistons, new fuel injectors (with a larger fuel mass capacity), and revised engine electronics.

With these upgrades, the engine is now able to generate 625 hp (460 kW) and 700 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 4.5 seconds, and 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 16 seconds. Top speed is more than 300 km/h (186 mph).

Exterior Design

The G-POWER Typhoon "Black Pearl" features an exterior appearance that’s made more distinct by eye-catching front- and rear skirts as well as muscular extended wings – both designed for optimal aerodynamic efficiency.

Moreover, the exterior of this new vehicle from G-POWER features a remarkable bonnet that has a central Venturi engine compartment ventilation for driving and two lateral ABS-grids for the standard ventilation – all guaranteeing a more efficient elimination of hot exit air from both turbochargers out of the engine compartment. The extended wings and the front skirt allowed the G-POWER Typhoon "Black Pearl" to don an elegant yet powerful facial expression.

Furthermore, the SUV's large air inlets ensure the optimal cooling of its powerful 4.8-liter V8 engine and front brakes. In addition, thanks to its intricate shape, the aerodynamic lifting forces at the front axle have been reduced.

On the other hand, the rear skirt of the G-POWER Typhoon "Black Pearl" features a design similar to that of the front skirt, thereby fully eliminating the serial bumpers. Providing the visual highlights on the rear of the G-POWER Typhoon "Black Pearl" are two remarkable end pipes of the G-POWER stainless steel sport end muffler as well as the rear diffuser.

G-POWER also installed a rear spoiler and attached it to the boot lid, thereby visually extended the vehicle's the roof line and reducing the lifting forces at the rear axle. The side skirts of the G-POWER Typhoon "Black Pearl" work to deliver an aerodynamically favorable transition between the extensions.

Moreover, their bottom side features five LED units -- triggered either by pulling a door handle or via remote control – that illuminates the ground at both sides of the POWER Typhoon "Black Pearl."

The upper portion, meanwhile, features stainless steel inserts with an integrated blue illuminated G-POWER logo. As the name of the vehicle indicates, its exterior surfaces are black; it even has a carbon structure as a figurehead. Customers may also have the body re-modelled in OEM-quality levels and be delivered in PU-Rim – made possible with the use of the most modern CAD technology.

Likewise, designers were able to entirely digitalize the vehicle using an in-house 3D-Scanner. Complementing the G-POWER wing extensions at the front- and back axle is an inner wing that extends the vehicle by around seven cm, thereby providing more room to accommodate its 23-inch wheels and tires.

The all-black G-POWER Silverstone aluminum wheels -- 11Jx23 at the front and 12Jx23 at the back – were specifically developed for the Typhoon "Black Pearl." Covering them are 315/25 ZR 23 high-performance tires from development partner Michelin.

Press Release

G-POWER TYPHOON „BLACK PEARL

The G-POWER TYPHOON "Black Pearl" arrived! At the end of the jubilee year "25 years G-POWER", G-POWER introduces an exclusive special model of the G-POWER X5 TYPHOON to the market. Driven by the 625 hp / 460 kW strong G-POWER SK III RS Eight Cylinder Compressor Engine, the Black Beauty darts over the motor-way with more than 300 km/h.

Brawny wing extensions and strikingly formed front- and rear skirts qualified for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, mark the appearance of the G-POWER TYPHOON "BLACK PEARL". And as the name already applies, it is entirely black. An exciting eye-catcher is the G-POWER "BLACK PEARL" bonnet which ensures an improved removal of the hot exit air from both turbo chargers out of the engine compartment by a central Venturi engine compartment ventilation for driving and 2 lateral ABS-grids for the standard ventilation. Moreover, the noble carbon structure is the figurehead of the G-POWER TYPHOON "BLACK PEARL".

If desired, the body makeover in OEM-quality can also be delivered in PU-Rim and the G-POWER designers used the most modern CAD technology when producing it. Therefore, the basic car has been entirely digitalised with an in-house 3D-Scanner. The elegantly formed G-POWER wing extensions at the front- and back axle which are naturally delivered with a perfectly matching inner wing extend the X5 by seven centimetres. They make room for extra-broad 23" wheels and tyres. The especially for the TYPHON "BLACK PEARL" developed G-POWER SILVERSTONE aluminium wheels in the dimensions 11Jx23 at the front and 12Jx23 at the back were also designed entirely black. Four high-performance tyres measuring 315/25 ZR 23 by the development partner Michelin render optimal traction and sporty handling.

In combination with the extended wings, especially the absolute independently styled G-POWER TYPHOON "BLACK PEARL" front skirt, the facial expression of the exclusive SUV is formed. The large air inlets do not only improve the overtaking prestige, they also guarantee an optimised cooling of the engine and the front brakes. Moreover, due to its elaborate shaping, the aerodynamic lifting forces at the front axle could be reduced.

The rear skirt of the TYPHOON "BLACK PEARL" has been designed like the front skirt and therefore entirely replaces the serial bumpers. Apart from the two striking end pipes of the G-POWER stainless steel sport end muffler, the diffuser also marks the rear appearance. And in combination with the spoiler which is attached to the boot lid and visually prolongs the roof line, the lifting forces at the rear axle are also minimised.

The TYPHOON "BLACK PEARL" side skirts do not only provide an aerodynamically favourable transition between the extensions: on their bottom side five LED units which can be activated by remote control or by pulling a handle at the door, illuminate the ground at both sides of the car. At the upper side, stainless steel inserts with an also blue illuminated G-POWER logo are integrated.

Matching the dynamic appearance, G-POWER offers an extremely strong motorisation for the G-POWER TYPHOON "BLACK PEARL". In co-operation with ASA, the world-wide renowned developer and OEM-supplier of high-tech supercharger systems, a mechanic charging system for the eight-cylinder four-valve engine has been created.

The G-POWER SK III RS supercharger system gives the 4.8 litre engine a performance increase of 270 hp / 199 kW to 625 hp / 460 kW at 6,100 r.p.m. and renders a torque increase of 225 Nm to 700 Nm at 5,300 r.p.m. Compared to turbo models, such a strongly equipped engine reacts to any impact to the gas pedal aggressively and without any delay. In order to achieve this performance, an ASA T1- 725 charger with radial centrifugal clutch is flanged to the engine with a CNC-milled, high-strength framework structure. The supercharger which is powered by a crankshaft via the multi-rib belt has an oil flow which is integrated into the engine oil circulation for lubrication. The boost pressure is 1.0 bar.

This performance explosion originates in the core part of the G-POWER supercharger systems, the entirely newly developed T1-723 ASA radial supercharger. Moreover, supercharger systems are also used in the ALPINA models B5S, B6S and B7, and of course also in the ALPINA B6 GT3 race car, in which the ASA supercharger impressively confirmed its reliability and quality in the "Green Hell" at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring this year. The exclusive use of components in OEM-quality is an essential part of the G-POWER philosophy and the basis for extraordinarily high quality, reliability and durability of G-POWER products.

The two-part carbon intake air duct with large, aerodynamic transverse sections, a large-volume aluminium charge air cooling system in the front of the X5 and a G-POWER SPEEDFLOW high-performance exhaust system which is entirely made of stainless steel and includes racing headers, racing catalysts and end mufflers, form the peripheral equipment of the supercharged engine and moreover render an earthy sound which emphasises the acoustics of the eight-cylinder engine.

Also, the engine itself is thoroughly refined by G-POWER. Starting with a new set of forged pistons for compression reduction, manufactured in the Formula 1 department at MAHLE, over eight balance- and weight-optimised high-performance connecting rods up to a precisely manufactured crankshaft, the BMW V8 engine is completely re-engineered. Eight new fuel injectors with a larger fuel mass capacity, a new ignition map for engine electronics and an additional re-cooling system for engine oil and cooling water perfect the engine makeover. Of course, also the serial transmission is modified and adjusted to the performance.

The enormous performance potential of the G-POWER SK III RS supercharged engine in combination with the six-gear automatic transmission and the xDrive 4WD enables the SUV to render a driving behaviour which confirms it as a top player in its vehicle class. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h only takes 4.5 seconds. After 16 seconds, the mighty five-door car already reaches a velocity of 200 km/h. The maximum speed more than 300 km/h.

The G-POWER TYPHOON "BLACK PEARL" cockpit can be refined with exclusive accessories like an ergonomically formed sport steering wheel, a speedometer in TYPHOON design and interior linings made of full carbon. Further wishes can be fulfilled with exclusive interior equipments in all possible leather and ultra-suede colours.

The G-POWER TYPHOON "BLACK PEARL" can be ordered as a complete automobile from € 295,000 (net). Alternatively, any BMW X5 E70 can be refined with individual G-POWER components of the high-performance SUV.

Topics: bmw, bmw x5, suv, g-power

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