G-POWER X6 TYPHOON RS
BMW has, in recent times, powered its M series models with a V10 engine that can produce upwards of 500 horsepower- both the M5 and M6 had this engine. Now, though, BMW has chosen to retire the design for a some twin-turbo V8 goodness in the X6 M and the X5 M. The upcoming BMW M5 is also expected to drop its V10 for a twin-turbo V8.
In homage to the outgoing V10 monster, G-Power, a German tuning company focusing on BMWs, has beefed up a BMW X6 and managed to pull 888 hp from the 5.0 L V10, upped to 5.5 for their modified X6. The half-liter increase, combined with various other strengthening components in the engine, give the X6 a 4.2 second 0-60 time and a top speed of 205 mph – making it the fastest SUV in the world.
JE DESIGN GIVES VOLKSWAGEN GTi SOME GOLF R POWER
The Volkswagen Golf has always been one of the automotive world’s most customized cars; everyone from amateurs working out of their garages to design teams have taken their crack at making the vehicle a car to race. Indeed, VW itself sported up the Golf by releasing the Golf R at the Frankfurt Auto show, and now JE Design has taken the GTI and created a similar model for buyers now.
Called the GTI-R, it produces 267-hp from the 2.0 L turbocharged engine- the same as V-dubs Golf R. And while the corporate attempt takes 6.9 seconds from 0-60, JE’s GTI-R does it in 6.4 seconds. The 160 mph top speed of JE’s creation also slightly trumps the original.