G-Power Typhoon ‘Black Pearl’ – BMW X5 Gets 625 HP Makeover
G-Power may not be a name that readily comes to mind when you think of BMW tuners, but the company is really hoping to change all that in short order. Last time we heard from this German mod shop they unleashed the world’s fastest BMW coupe – the G-Power M6 Hurricane. This time around they are taking a crack at the BMW X5 with the same storm weather naming convention and ridiculous power conversions.
The G-Power Typhoon “Black Pearl” is about as extreme a sport ‘ute as you’ll find (this week). The Bimmer’s 4.8-liter V8 engine gets reengineered with new pistons, rods, crankshaft, fuel injectors and benefits from revised ECU mapping and additional cooling systems. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also bootstrapped with an SK III RS supercharger and outfitted with a new intake and exhaust. With 625 horsepower on tap (an increase of 270 hp), the Typhoon blasts from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds with a top end of 186 mph.
All of this power requires some aero tweaks and G-Power delivers in spades. The BMW X5 gets new bumpers front and rear, special skirting all around, a revised hood and flared fenders to tuck away the 23-inch blacked out alloy wheels. The company offers the option of making the interior just as wild as the exterior, with unlimited choices of leather, suede and carbon-fiber appointments. The cost is a staggering €295,000 or about $413,000 USD.