German tuner G-Power has presented two road-legal BMW M3 Clubsport models in homage to the BMW Motorsport team who win the 2010 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race. The G-Power M3 GT2 S and M3 Tornado CS are the first developments coming out of the the brand new G-Power Motorsport Division established at the beginning of 2010. A department that includes comprehensive care of our motorsport customers, as well as the development of the associated sports equipment.
The spectrum ranges from reduced-weight and increased-performance road-legal M3 models for “private” track laps to racing versions of the M3 with dry weight down to 1,300kg and output of more than 700hp, complete with all the associated kit required by private motorsports teams.
The G-power M3 Tornado CS is the civilian version of the M3 GT2 S. Both vehicles have the SK II CS supercharger system on board. The system consists of an ASA T1-522 radial compressor, a dual-flow carbon air intake, a substantial cast aluminium charge air cooler and a cast aluminium airbox. All together provide a maximum charge pressure of 0.5 bar generating an output of 600hp (441kW) at 7,800rpm (+180hp / 132kW) and a maximum torque of 580Nm at 5,300rpm (+180Nm). A titanium exhaust system, manifold and 2 x 100 dcpi metal catalytic converters complement the kit. The weight advantage versus the series production exhaust system is no less than 26kg.
At the same time, G-Power save weight by installing a full carbon body kit bearing the current GT2 design. The front skirt, all four wings and the rear skirt are all replaced. A carbon front lip and the multi-part carbon rear spoiler also improve aerodynamic downforce. On the M3 Tornado CS, a carbon spoiler lip and rear diffuser ensure reduced lift. Inside the rear diffuser they integrated running lights.
All-new forged Silverstone Clubsport alloy rims measuring 9.0 x 20 inches and 10.5 x 20 inches for the Tornado CS, and three-part Silverstone RS forged wheels measuring 9.0 x 20 and 11.5 x 20 inches on the GT2 S reduce the unsprung mass. The Tornado CS is guaranteed firm grip with its 255/30 ZR 20 and 295/25 ZR 20 Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, while the G-power GT2 S is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup sports rubber measuring 245/30 R 20 and 315/25 R 20.
The G-power Clubsport suspension package optimises the BMW M3’s road manners at race track level and encompasses a coilover suspension that is independently adjustable for both compression and rebound, a stabiliser kit for the front and rear axles, as well as support bearings that enable correction of camber or caster.
On the inside of the vehicle, the German tuner swapped the series production front seats for carbon racing buckets that are also each 12kg lighter than their standard counterparts. The G-power M3 GT2 S does not have a rear bench and the interior is upgraded with an individual leather trim package. The leather and alcantara applications in orange have blue stitching.
The total weight loss program for the M3 GT2 S adds up to around 150kg, bringing the dry weight down to less than 1,500kg. The GT2 S handles the dash from 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds. The M3 Tornado CS does the same trip in 4.3 seconds and from 0-200km/h in 11.8 seconds. The top speed for both vehicles is limited by transmission ratios. With the six-speed manual it stands at more than 320km/h and with the seven-speed DCT at more than 330km/h.
The supercharger system SK II CS starts at € 10,800.00 plus tax, plus titanium exhaust system and installation. The complete M3 GT2 S starts at € 139,495.00 plus tax. The price of the G-Power M3 Tornado CS is unknown up to this stage.