G-Power has launched the X5 Typhoon RS

Posted on Friday, 7 August 2009 , 14:08:18 byEmil

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G-Power has launched the X5 Typhoon RS

There are three types of tuning companies. The first category is represented by those tuning companies that are very interested in the way the car looks. They modify every little aspect that is connected to the styling of the car. They modify and upgrade both exterior parts and interior parts. For them, the aspect of the car is more important and they do not put interest into optimizing the performance of the car. The second category, the middle one if you want, is represented by those tuning companies that modify both the style and the performance of a car. They usually try to do some styling upgrades and some minor performance tweaks. These kind of tuning companies are usually called all-arounders because they try to improve every aspect of the car but they do it in a mediocre way. The third category is represented by the tuning companies that have a sole purpose in the performance of a car. They put little or none importance in the way the car looks, and concentrate on the performances of the car. They tend to modify only slightly the way a car looks and want to make the best performing version of a car and are usually annoyed when the automaker that made a car comes out with a version that is more powerful than the one they managed to do. The tuning company G-Power is one of those tuning company that reflect the description of the third category of tuning companies.

In March 2009 the tuning company G-Power has released a modified car named X5 G-Power Typhoon . They managed to tweak the engine so that it manages to reach an output of 525 horsepower. Problems started to prevail for G-Power when BMW has announced the fact that the X5 M will come with an engine that will have an output of 555 horsepower. G-Power immediately had a reaction and now, after some hard work, they have launched the X5 G-Power Typhoon RS which has a tweaked engine capable of developing 625 horsepower and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. Not bad performances from a V8 4.8 liter engine.

The engine has been optimized using a supercharger called G-Power SK III RS that managed to give a boost pressure of 1.0 bar. The core of the G-Power SK III RS supercharger is also used on the Alpina B5S, B6S and B7 along with the B6 GT3 race car. Thanks to the added performance the X5 G-Power Typhoon RS manages to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 16 seconds while reaching a maximum top speed of 285 km/h. The car comes with six speed automatic transmission that works together with the xDrive AWD.

G-Power have installed a performance kit that consists of a large volume aluminum charge air cooling system at the front, a high performance steel exhaust system and racing catalysts and rear mufflers.