This highly-strung high-performance vehicle by AC Schnitzer is an LPG-powered design study based off the new BMW 3-Series Coupe, which has set a new world speed record of 318 km/h for liquid gas fuel cars.
Going green will no longer mean the slitting of wrists with the mention of the word performance. This highly-strung high-performance vehicle by AC Schnitzer is an LPG-powered design study based off the new BMW 3-Series Coupe, which just happens to have set a new world speed record for liquid gas fuel cars. The record-breaking concept, dubbed the GP3.10 GAS POWERED, clocked up a speed measurement of 318.1 km/h (197 mph) on a run on Southern Italy's 13 km long high speed Nardo track.
The design study transplants a modified M5 engine into the new BMW 3-Series coupe, turning the BMW M5's 552 hp or 406 kW ten-cylinder unit into that which powers the fastest vehicle on the planet to utilise liquid gas fuel. It joins AC Schnitzer's earlier record breaker, the M6-based TENSION, which claimed the undisputed title of fastest road-going BMW in the world. Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) is a staggering 4.6 seconds, while to 200 km/h (124 mph), that figure climbs to just 13.9 seconds.
But this is a green car, so it's only right to flaunt it as such. Reductions of 15 percent in emissions are achieved through the use of LPG, while with over 2700 refuelling stations offering liquid gas in Germany, it is a readily available fuel which is sold at below the price of ever-rising gasoline.
Set to remain exclusively in AC Schnitzer's portfolio of concept vehicles, the one-off GP3.10 GAS POWERED has been valued at 198,000 Euros. The tuner however remarks that components may very well trickle down to future models.