Sam Philip30 April 2009

Hurri’ up

German tuner creates 228bhp M6, the world’s fastest BMW coupe. And we actually quite like it…

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We do, from time to time, give a bit of a kicking to horrendous, misguided Teutonic tuning jobs. Like that Cayenne of Death. But sometimes, sometimes, a modified car turns up that makes us think, ‘Hey, you know, just maybe...'

Like this M6 Hurricane (what is it with the Germans and wind-based names?) by tuning house G-Power. It looks good, and it goes like effluvium off a particularly sturdy spade-like device.

How does 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, 124mph in less than 10 seconds and a top speed of 228mph grab you? Quite roughly, we suspect.

That makes the Hurricane the fastest BMW coupe in the world, all thanks to the M6's 5.0-litre V10 - equipped with a shiny new pair of belt-driven superchargers - putting out a massive 750bhp and 590lb ft of torque, some 50 per cent more than the stock M6.

G-Power says this is a fairly conservative state of tune, and that the wick could easily be turned up to a full 900bhp. Yowch.

Naturally, the Hurricane gets a fat body kit, adjustable suspension and impressive 21-inch wheels. Are we quietly losing the plot, or is the Hurricane actually quite cool? Thoughts please...

Now watch the telly boys take an M6, an Aston V8 Vantage and a Porsche 911 to the Isle of Man: 

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