Hurricane M5 RS beats Brabus CLS Rocket as world's fastest saloon

24/12/2008 - 10:07 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Harish Kumar

Hurricane M5 RS

The German Wars have begun. The race for the worlds fastest street legal sedan has just begun. The German  tuning firms Brabus and G-Power are the contenders and if you follow the auto world more closely, you should be able to remember the Brabus Rocket based on the CLS that managed 365kmph.

First, G-Power unveiled its 225mph (360km/h) Hurricane M5, based on the BMW M5. That car used a pair of turbochargers on the M5's V10 to lift power by almost 50% to 730 horses. That's a lot for the M5!

Then Brabus came along with its Rocket based on the CLS coupe with a bored out Twin Turbocharged V12 that propelled the car to 227mph (365.7km/h) much to the consternation of G-Power. Now, however, G-Power has reclaimed the title for the world's fastest street-legal sedan with the unveiling its its new G-Power Hurricane M5 'RS'.

The new Hurricane RS takes power in the M5 from the already insane 730hp to an even more insane 750 horses. With just a 20hp increase, the Hurricane RS was able to reclaim the title of the fastest sedan back from Brabus, posting a top speed of 228.3mph (367.4km/h) at its test track.

The extra 20 horses were found by increasing the boost levels on the turbochargers, however according to G-Power there is further room to up the boost - something the company may keep in reserve once Brabus unveils its next monster.

IAB Comment: We are expecting a befitting reply from Brabus soon. The BMW M5 is available in India, which should permit you to buy it and try taking on G-Power and Brabus ;)

Source : Motor Authority

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