Thanks to BMW Motorsport team’s win at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race in 2010, G-Power released two new vehicles. The BMW M3 GT2 S, represented G-Power’s aim to appeal to BMW fans worldwide in a vehicle similar to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Meanwhile, G-Power showcased their tuning abilities with the BMW M3 Tornado CS for the public, a slightly less powerful version of the GT2. Their press release described both as street legal ticketed with the €10,800 SK II CS supercharger upgrade, the same as the Alpina B6 GT3.
To get all the power they can, G-Power added an aluminum air box, dual flow carbon intake, and aluminum charge air cooler, and titanium exhaust reducing the weight by 26kgs. The G-Power tuning resulted in a 43% increase in HP with specs of 600ps (441 kW) and up to 428 lbs of torque, for quite an impressive performance. It has a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) utilizing the seven-speed DCT gearbox. However, with a six speed manual transmission that’s reduced to 199mph.
So what’s the difference you ask? Well, weight. The GT2, fitted with a full carbon fiber body kit changing the appearance of the front skirt, the rear bumper, and both side skirts. In short, the GT2 is lighter by 150 kg with the same power as the Tornado CS, enabling a 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds (.2 seconds faster than the Tornado CS).
Forged Silverstone Club Sport wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires fit the Tornado CS and the 20-inch wheels measure 9 inches wide at the front, 10.5 in the rear. Likewise, the GT2 S is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires around a three-piece Silverstone RS wheel (9×20 in front, 11.5 for rear). Priced at €139,495 without tax and fees, the G-Power M3 GT2 S is quite a prize. Retail on the Tornado CS is not yet been revealed by G-Power.