G-Power G1 V8 Hurricane RS BMW 1 Series gets V8 conversion

There’s the BMW M5 with 412kW. Imagine having more power on tap in a little BMW 1 Series. Well, wonder no more. The G-Power G1 V8 Hurricane RS BMW 1 Series package is not only more powerful, it is being labelled as the fastest 1 Series in the world.

Using the already lethal BMW 1 Series M Coupe as a base, its 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six engine is pulled out and replaced with a stonking 4.0-litre supercharged V8. The new engine produces 441kW of power and 580Nm of torque.

The renowned BMW tuner says that with the conversion acceleration from 0-100km/h can be achieved in 4.4 seconds, while 0-200km/h comes up in just 12.7 seconds. Its top speed is also pushed out to 330km/h.

Along with the V8 conversion, the G1 package comes with beefed up suspension with adjustable coilovers, and a set of G-Power 20-inch alloy wheels hiding a full carbon ceramic performance brake upgrade.

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To finish off the kit, G-Power fits a carbon fibre bonnet and a custom boot lid for some weight reduction, while the interior is given a complete makeover with soft Alcantara and leather.

This is one beast that would be a handful of fun behind the wheel, especially in its home country in Germany where there are no speed limits in some places.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.