German tuner G-Power has created the world’s fastest SUV.
The G-Power BMW X6 Typhoon RS V10 rockets from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds and 0-200km/h in 13 seconds on its way to its 330km/h top speed, making it quicker than any SUV before it.
The BMW X6M, on which the Typhoon RS is based, is powered a turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 developing 408kW/680Nm, although G-Power opted to substitute the standard engine for the E60 M5 V10 as the starting point for its super-SUV.
In order to achieve the required 900hp (671kW) the engineers were looking for, the engine had to be enlarged from 5.0 to 5.5 litres. High-performance forged Mahle pistons replaced the standard items, and twin ASA T1-316 superchargers and an intercooler were installed. The ECU was also modified for quicker throttle response.
The result is a staggering 671kW and 870Nm of torque transmitted to the rear wheels by a bespoke six-speed automatic transmission built in-house by G-Power.
To handle the extra grunt, G-Power also enhanced the vehicle’s dynamics with a specialised aerodynamic kit and custom suspension set-up.
And while the Typhoon’s weight has been reduced to 2230kg (150kg less than the standard model), it’s still a considerable mass that is pulled up by a high-tech brake system that includes 410mm carbon-ceramic discs and six-pot calipers (also 50 per cent lighter than the standard car’s brake system).
Inside is more G-Power customisation designed for the complete super-sport experience. The heavily bolstered racing-style seats are made from ultra-light carbon and there’s a high-end audio system.
Production will be limited to just five units and pricing will start from €675,000 ($865,000).