Michelin find a new BMW to be 'world's fastest saloon'Aug 18 2010, 03:49 PM
Car buyers looking to find a new BMW may wish to consider the M5.
Those wishing to find a new BMW M5 may be interested to learn that a supercharged version of the classic model has just set the world speed record, being crowned the fastest saloon car on the planet.
Built by German tuning specialist G-Power, the Hurricane RR is powered by a twin supercharged v10 engine, producing 800bhp – and was fitted with 19-inch tyres, in place of the standard 20-inch rubbers.
Michelin, which kitted out the record-breaking wheels, explained that, with a total weight of two tonnes and a top speed of 232.5mph, the Hurricane RR "naturally places" extreme demands on its tyres.
The manufacturer added: "The G-Power Hurricane RR not only set new performance standards for top speed. With acceleration times of just 4.35 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, 9.5 seconds up to 200 km/h and 25.8 seconds up to 300 km/h the car is also leading the class in this area too."
Last week, car buyers looking to find a new car with superior driving performance were urged to find a new Ford complete with PowerShift transmission.