power output enhancement from 231 hp (170 kW)/300 Nm increased to 306 hp (225 kW)/360 Nm - plus 75 hp
5:00 am in the morning on a German Autobahn, dry weather, clear view and all three lanes are wide open. A 2017 Porsche 911 turbo accelerates fast towards its top speed. 260 km/h, 270 km/h, 280 km/h; its driver enjoying the acceleration and the superior feeling of being “the Fastest”.
Suddenly a pair of headlights is zooming in fast. The Porsche driver is flooring the paddle, but still the current German sports car icon is can’t outrun its pursuer. Quite the contrary, the following car is closing up and is flashing its indicator! At 315 km/h the Porsche surrenders in its faith and gets overtaken. Armageddon at 05:00 am on a German Autobahn!
What happened right now? The subtle G-POWER logo on the passing BMW M3 V8 E9X is giving the answer: This BMW’s engine bay features a G-POWER supercharger system that enables the inexpensive M3 to play with the super sports cars establishment.
Vmax G-POWER M3 SK II CS: > 327 km/h
Vmax Lamborghini Huracán: >325 km/h
Vmax McLaren 675LT Spider: 326 km/h
Vmax Bentley Flying Spur W12 S: 325 km/h
Vmax Aston Martin V12 Vanquish: 321 km/h
Vmax Porsche Turbo 2017: 315 km/h
Vmax AMG GT S: 310 km/h
Vmax M6 GT: 305 km/h
Vmax Audi R8 V10 GT: 305 km/h
And what is the point of this story? Drivers of super sports car should not be too self-confident when they see headlights approaching in the rear mirror; it might just be a G-POWER M3 …
The G-POWER supercharger system offers the ultimate combination of a high-rev engine and lots of power: Aggressive revving from mid-range, with increasing torque until the max. limit of 8.500 rpms. Its throttle response is extremely direct and – because of the forced induction – even better than the standard engine. A true sports car engine at its best!
That is pure dynamic; one of the very last representatives of the high-rev engines that will be gone forever!