G-Power gives M3 Coupe 600bhp
30th anniversary of G-Power’s tuning services bids powerful goodbye to M3 Coupe
The BMW M3 Coupe is no more, soon to be replaced by the upcoming M4 Coupe, and thus, what better way to bid it a proper farewell than strapping a ruddy great supercharger up front and cranking it to 11?
Meet the ‘GP Edition 30 Years' BMW M3 Coupe, as fettled by those fine purveyors of subtlety and modesty - no wait, that's not right. It's been given the once over by G-Power; the same G-Power that once modified an M5 to become the fastest road legal saloon... in the world.
They've got a bit of an infatuation with BMWs, and have decided to celebrate their 30 years in business of making BMWs go extraordinarily quickly, by making a BMW M3 Coupe go, err, extraordinarily quickly. That 4.0-litre 414bhp naturally aspirated V8 gets the company's race-proven supercharger system, available in 500bhp, 570bhp and 600bhp tune.
Testing has been completed at the Nardo high speed circuit, with over 4,000km of driving done in one weekend and a top speed of 333kph achieved. We're told the supercharger mounting plate and air ducting are made from lightweight aluminium, while all the actual supercharger parts are laser cut from non-corroding materials.
All in, we're told the acceleration "is akin to being fired from a catapult", with "outstanding torque in the middle of the rev range" and an extremely sporty throttle response. No word on 0-100kph, but expect it to be fiery (the standard BMW M3 Coupe did it in 4.6 seconds with the auto ‘box).
Just 30 supercharger kits are being made available - and 10 are reported to have been sold already. Wonder what they'll do to the M4 Coupe's 430bhp twin-turbo straight-six when it arrives next year...
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