German tuning firm G-POWER have just published details regarding their latest creation. Based on the most recent version of the BMW M3, the G-POWER M3 GT2 R is a track-prepared rocket which also happens to be 100-percent road legal. G-POWER’s modifications to the M3 start with the exterior, where they’ve added a carbon fiber body kit which reduces weight while increasing downforce. The new bodywork consists of a more aggressive front bumper, a lightweight hood with additional venting, wider wheel arches, a new rear bumper, and a large rear spoiler. These changes, coupled with some lightweight carbon bucket seats on the inside mean the G-POWER M3 GT2 R weighs in at less than 1,500 kgs (3,306 lbs) – roughly 150 kgs (330 lbs) less than the standard M3.
Powering the G-POWER BMW M3 GT2 R is a highly modified version of the M3′s V8. Firstly the displacement has been increased from 4.0 litres to 4.6 litres through the use of a new crankshaft which increases the stroke. Secondly there are some MAHLE forged pistons developed exclusivley for G-POWER. Thirdly, and most importantly, there is a SK III supercharger system. These changes, coupled with a new airbox and titanium exhaust system, result in a peak engine output of 720 horsepower. Allowing the G-POWER M3 GT2 R to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and hit 205 mph (330 km/h).
Aside from the dramatic bodywork and monstrous engine, the G-POWER BMW M3 GT2 R also features an upgraded suspension sustem, lighter wheels, and a powerful ceramic braking system.
G-POWER’s products and services don’t come cheap though. A completed car with all the options comes in at a whopping 195,310 EUR ($258, 630 / £168,232 – at today’s exchange rate). The individual components can be ordered seperatley for M3 owners who want to upgrade their car bit by bit. But even then you’re looking at 30,000EUR ($40,000 / £25,800) for the bodywork alone.