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|Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust System Released for BMW M6 Applications Boasting 10 HP Gain||
Now available from our sponsor Precision Sport Industries, is a new exhaust system from Akrapovic for the new BMW M6 F12 (and M5 with similar application). In this particular application, the new Akrapovic exhaust system allows the twin-force-fed V8 engine of the M6 breath better for an astonishing gain of about 10 horsepower and over 12 lb-ft. of torque.
Attention to detail pays homage to Akrapovic exhaust systems where the newest Evolution system boasts a weight savings of 27 pounds over the stock exhaust system. Through countless hours of research and development, the Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system for the new BMW M6 keeps noise levels on par with the stock unit and works in synch with the M6’s built-in Active Noise Cancellation system.
We welcome owners of the new BMW M5 or M6 to contact our friends at PSI to get complete pricing on the new Akraprovic Evolution exhaust systems.
Akraprovic Evolution Exhaust (BMW M6 application) release information
The engineering masterpiece in the form of the new M TwinPower Turbo M6 has been a welcome challenge to the Akrapovič R&D department, which is responsible for developing truly amazing exhaust system that offer more power, weighs less, and have an EC type-approval stamp at the same time.
The new Evolution exhaust system consists of newly developed dual-outlet mufflers with exhaust valves, flow-optimized pipes, and a unique cast titanium X-shaped part with resonators. The X-pipe, valves, and flange assembly are produced in our foundry.
To top off this work of art, we’ve got polished titanium and aerospace-grade carbon fiber tail pipes to choose from.
The Evolution system lowers the back pressure and gives the M6 more power and torque through the whole range of rpms. It increases responsiveness. The Evolution system offers an even greater difference in weight, improving the power-to-weight ratio. Gains are achieved without removing the catalytic converters.
While developing this system, we especially focused on sound. An M6 with the Evolution system delivers a deep, aggressive roar when driven hard, coaxing bangs out of the unique tail pipes when shifting and going off the throttle. To top it all off, the Evolution system is drone free and works well with the M6′s Active Noise Cancellation system—just like the valve system, which is regulated through the M6’s settings.
|PSI Offers Up Unique Aftermarket Treatment for BMW 1 Series M Coupe||
Florida-based Precision Sport Industries (PSI), our long-time friends and one of our many official sponsors, is one of the latest aftermarket tuners to serve up unique ‘tuner’ cosmetic upgrades for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe.
As you may already know, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe had a limited run of vehicles this year where the production just ended this summer. Through tasteful creativity and a selection of virtuous aftermarket aesthetics, PSI was able to come up with a selection of custom parts to take the 1 Series M Coupe to new heights.
Trying not to lose the original character and demeanor of a vehicle as unique as the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, proves to be a challenge. The guys at PSI are always up to these challenges, which is why they went through a grueling process of selecting the best parts for this 1 Series M Coupe. The aftermarket add-ons consist of a BMW Performance Carbon Fiber trunk spoiler, black kidney gill, Slek Carbon Fiber front splitter, a Revozport 2×2 Carbon Fiber diffuser out back housing an Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust, BMW Performance Carbon Fiber side mirror covers, a BMW Performance Alcantara M steering wheel and a full set of KW Variant 3 coilovers to improve handling. Power output remains close to the BMW 1 Series M Coupe’s 335 horsepower but breaths a little better thanks to the Akrapovic exhaust.
PSI is eager to give the same treatment to other BMW applications and welcome you to visit them at precision-sport.com.
[images: Justin Morrison]
|Kurt Thiim E30 BMW M3 DTM Project Replicated from 1:18 Scale Model Car||
Have you ever looked at the home office or work desk belonging to a true automotive enthusiast? Did you take notice to any model cars or die-cast models that resemble some of your favorite all-time sports/exotic cars? As I write this very post I notice that I am surrounded by upwards of 10 model cars on my desk and on the wall in my office. Sometimes I dream that I could do a real-life build of one of them especially my 1:18 scale 2001 E46 BMW M3 GTR model car. That would be a dream come true for me.
The only person that I know personally crazy enough to do such a thing actually pulled off a stunt like this from his very own 1:18 scale Kurt Thiim 1988 E30 BMW M3 Race Car. The guys at the Orlando, Florida area PSI (Precision Sport Industries) shop took countless hours in constructing a virtually identical build to one of the shop manager’s Kurt Thiim M3 1:18 scale model car. The attention to detail on this E30 BMW M3 is remarkable from the custom body work down to the vinyl wrap. It is safe to say that this vintage build is one-of-a-kind. Check out the latest images and mod list below.
Modification highlight list for E30 BMW M3 build
- S52 Swap w/ OBD 1 Conversion
- Full Custom Exhaust and RD Sport RHD Headers
- Euro 3.5 HFM w/ 24 lb injectors
- Custom AA tuning
- 3M Matte Black Complete Wrap
- 3M Matte DTM Livery w/ Custom Cut Matte Decals and Lambo Pearl Yellow Striping
- 17 inch Hartge 3 piece Wheels
- TC Kline Racing SA Coliover Suspension
- RECARO Pole Position Seat
|World’s Fastest Sedan: G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RR||
German tuning company G-Power, which is well known for making a killer twin-supercharger kit for the E60 BMW M5, has turned out another BMW M5 that may hold up to be the world’s fastest sedan. Our sponsor PSI (Precision Sport Industries – www.precision-sport.com – 407.617.0372) of Winterpark, FL (Orlando, FL area) has turned out several G-Power BMW M5 Supercharger kits and can contest to the quality of craftsmanship and engineering that goes into G-Power products for the E60 BMW M5. If you have an E60 BMW M5 V10, then this is the shop that you want to take your car to for a new G-Power twin-supercharger kit.
The new G-Power Hurricane RR is able to accomplish a top speed of 231mph which would make it the world’s fastest sedan if the record holds. If you remember, the M5 Hurricane RS set the previous world record for the fastest sedan using a twin-supercharged V10 setup producing 750 horsepower. At that time the car hit 228mph.
The newest G-Power M5, Hurricane RR, gets a 6.67% boost in power cranking out a total of 800hp and 590 lb-ft of torque using even larger superchargers. The only thing that is speculated to beat out the new G-Power Hurricane RR in the near feature is the Bugatti Galibier when it hits the market in 2013… unless someone else has something up their sleeves.
G-POWER HURRICANE RR based on the BMW M5 Press Release
372 km/h – The World’s Fastest Sedan
G-POWER HURRICANE RR based on the BMW M5
G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RR
800 hp / 588 kW at 7.500 r/min (+ 293 hp / 215 kW)
800 Nm at 5.000 r/min (+ 180 Nm)
Top speed: 372 km/h
0-100 km/h: 4,35s
0-200 km/h: 9,5s
0-100 km/h: 25,8s
Vehicle complete with accessories: starting at € 252.100,00,– (net)
Following up on the G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS powered by a G-POWER twin-supercharger engine with 750 hp/551 kW, which has set the record for the ‘world’s fastest sedan’ at 367,4 km/h in early 2010, G-POWER did it again. But this time with 372 km/h! With this target in mind, the development for the new evolutionary HURRICANE RR with 800 hp began.
A few weeks ago, the air is tight with tension when the G-POWER engineers give their “go” for the M5 HURRICANE RR to manage the ultimate test: High Speed. It takes only a few minutes to change the standard 20 inch G-POWER forged wheels to 19 inch ones. The wheels, especially fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires that Michelin are certified for top speeds of more than 370 km/h. The HURRICANE RR is ready to go, the test track as well. Apart from the swop of the wheels the HURRICANE RR is completely standard and relies predominantly on its power of the bi-supercharger engine. And just a few laps later it is done. The analysis of the engineers states a top speed of 372,1 km/h. World record! Once again…
To achieve this extreme performance, the twin supercharger system of the high-revving V10 has been redesigned. The two superchargers named ASA T1-313 have been replaced by larger ASA T1-316 units. They are both driven by a belt and do provide each cylinder bank with supercharged air. This means more space for the supercharged air by up to 25 percent. The air volume being transported by these modified superchargers is able to generate a theoretical power output of more than 900 hp.
The pre-compressed air from the superchargers is cooled for a maximum power output. A complicated aluminium casting – painted in G-POWER orange – replaces the standard air box on top of the engine, and its direct inlet is responsible for the spontaneous response characteristics which give the G-POWER motor its incomparable response and also much more torque.
The inner workings of the 10-cylinder, four-valve engine are optimised by light, precisely balanced MAHLE high-performance forged pistons with lower compression and increased mechanical strength. As the standard connecting rods and piston pins were equally not up to the considerably increased forces, here too, recourse was had to special parts.
An optimized mapping of the engine electronics also contributes to the increased power output of 800 hp / 588 kW, available between 7,500 and 8,000 rpm. The engine delivers its peak of torque of 800 Nm at 5,000 rpm.
But the G-POWER HURRICANE RR does not only set new performance standards for top speed. With an acceleration of just 4.35 seconds from nought to 100 km/h, 9.5 seconds up to 200 km/h and 25,8 seconds up to 300 km/h the two-ton sedan is also leading his class.
The G-POWER technology is available for all current M5 and M6 models. The G-POWER SK III bi-supercharger engine conversion with 750 hp / 551 kW starts at 56,000 Euros (net).
In addition to the most powerful BMW engine ever being fitted to a street-legal BMW M5 a new aerodynamic for maximum efficiency was key. The HURRICANE RR is equipped with the G-POWER “HIGHLINE” body kit. In addition to provide the necessary downforce the body kit is also designed to provide significant more air flow to cool the engine. The body kit consists of front and rear skirts and spoilers, doors render and the rear spoiler.
Two tons of weight and a top speed of 372.1 km/h naturally require extreme demands on the tires, being fitted on special G-POWER forged wheels. Our technology partner Michelin provided high-performance Pilot Sport tires in the dimensions 255/35 ZR 19 at the front axle and 305/30 ZR 19 at the rear axle for this reason. For every day use the G-POWER HURRICANE RR runs on 20-inch Silverstone CLUBSPORT wheels with the dimensions 245/35 ZR 20 and 285/30 ZR 20 front and rear.
Even more contributions to the HURRICANE RR’s high-speed talents are coming from a G-POWER high-performance brake system and the height-adjustable G-POWER RS coilover suspension that is adjustable for both compression and rebound in nine settings.
The interior of the record car features a tachometer reading up to 400 km/h, clear-coated carbon-fiber panels for the dashboard, center console and door panels. An ergonomically shaped G-POWER sports steering wheel with especially perforated Kjerba Nappa leather is completing this package.
The G-POWER HURRICANE RR can be ordered as a complete car starting at 251,100 Euros. Any current M5 model – sedan or station wagon – can also be equipped with the individual G-POWER components of the world record holder.
The company G-POWER:
G-POWER was established in 1983 and has ever since exclusively focused on tuning BMW automobiles and producing exclusive one-of-a-kinds. In 2008, the brand celebrated its 25-year anniversary and today, it is one of the most renowned providers on the global market. By developing the world-wide strongest versions of the most important BMW engines in-house, G-POWER significantly stands out from its competitors. G-POWER holds various world records and its 800 hp strong BMW M5 Hurricane RR is the fastest limousine in the world. G-POWER is holding the High-Speed record for over two years now.