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    • G-power Claiming New Top Speed Record - 231.2 MPH - World's Fastest Top Speed Sedan

      G-power is claiming they have hit a new top speed record of 372 km/h. This was done by the twin supercharged E60 M5 Hurricane RR with a special body kit designed for top end aerodynamics. We don't doubt they hit this number but who was this verified by? We only have the G-power press release to go on, no GPS readout, no video, nothing. We are not saying we don't take G-power at their word, but this record needs verification.

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      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        thats damn fast, i wish there was video too Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
        thats damn fast, i wish there was video too Click here to enlarge
        I just wish we had some official confirmation.
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        it says they were running mich PS's. i cant believe they were able to get to that speed. aren't they y-rated? y or z rated tires cannot go to that level. 186 i think is the max, but the envelope can be pushed i guess, but 23x is another story. i heard of some tires though that could, like the veryons, but those are absurdly priced. i think the tires are called V-Max.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
        it says they were running mich PS's. i cant believe they were able to get to that speed. aren't they y-rated? y or z rated tires cannot go to that level. 186 i think is the max, but the envelope can be pushed i guess, but 23x is another story. i heard of some tires though that could, like the veryons, but those are absurdly priced. i think the tires are called V-Max.
        No, it seems they had the right tires for the job. The Pilot Sport Cup has a very high speed rating, not sure if that was the pilot sport they were referencing there are a few different models:

        Two tons of weight and a top speed of 372.1 km/h naturally require extreme demands on the tires, being fitted on special G-POWER forged wheels. Our technology partner Michelin provided high-performance Pilot Sport tires in the dimensions 255/35 ZR 19 at the front axle and 305/30 ZR 19 at the rear axle for this reason.
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        there is no normal tire you can buy that is rated for speeds like 230, 240 and up (except maybe those v-max tires i mentioned earlier). obviosuly they were able to do it and survive lol but i sure as hell wouldnt trust normal "street" michi tires at speed above even 200.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
        there is no normal tire you can buy that is rated for speeds like 230, 240 and up (except maybe those v-max tires i mentioned earlier). obviosuly they were able to do it and survive lol but i sure as hell wouldnt trust normal "street" michi tires at speed above even 200.
        That brings up a good point, what tires are these guys at the Texas Mile using for 200+? I have asked on multiple forums but never received a clear cut answer as if it is some big secret.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        How many other 4 doors have done this?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        How many other 4 doors have done this?
        Considering this is a record it would be the only one?