G-Power's 800-HP BMW M8 Is A Tangerine Missile

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Megafast M8s will always be cool.

Forget the 1960s and its long list of muscle cars: we live in the true golden era of horsepower and speed. Never before has there been so many cars on sale that make so much power and go so fast. From hot hatchbacks that are quicker than 1980s supercars to 700-horsepower pickup trucks, we're rolling in power. And the aftermarket tuning industry is making sure that there's always an abundance of it. G-Power is one of the better known power boosters around and is responsible for some massively overpowered machines, but this orange BMW M8 Coupe might just be one of its wildest creations yet.

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The BMW M8 is a popular platform for tuners around the globe, and even BMW itself can't help but tinker with this sports car. The stock BMW M8 produces 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque in Competition trim thanks to a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine. We know, 800-hp M8s are a regular sighting on the streets these days, but how exactly does a company like G-Power harness that kind of power?

For its G8M Hurricane RS and RR series, the company implements hardware and software changes, including a pair of upgraded turbo chargers, forged pistons, thicker connecting rods, reinforced drivetrain parts, and extra cooling. The downpipes are also replaced and sport catalytic converters are fitted. The Hurricane RS produces 828 hp and 774 lb-ft, while the G8M Hurricane RR makes a massive 887 hp and 774 lb-ft.

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That massive power increase raises the top speed of the M8 to 211 mph, which the company says is only limited due to the type of tires the M8 runs. An official 0-60 mph time has not been published, but we reckon with all that added power, a sub 3-second 0-60 time wouldn't be impossible. As in nature, this M8 warns passersby of its lethal intentions by covering itself in bright orange metallic paint and a slew of carbon fiber bits and pieces.

The rear wing is mounted on CNC-milled bases. G-Power fits its cars with 21-inch forged alloy wheels and thick 295/30ZR21 tires at the rear. Inside, the G8M Hurricane features hand-finished leather and Alcantara upholstery and a special number plaque. Pricing isn't officially out yet, but judging by past builds, expect to pay up to $140,000, excluding the car itself.

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