Take one BMW M5 Touring, the station wagon variant of the BMW M5 that we can’t even get in the States, drop it off at G-Power in Aresing, Germany and leave behind a bag full of cash. Wait a few weeks for a phone call, and if you’re one of the lucky 1,025 customers first in the door, you’ll end up with what’s likely to be the world’s fastest station wagon. How fast is it? Try zero to sixty in under 4.5 seconds and a top speed (electronically limited) of over 223 miles per hour. Still not impressed? The two ton wagon will hit 124 miles per hour in under ten seconds, or about the same time it takes most wagons to hit 60. Nothing that big should move that fast.
Motivation comes from a G-Power tuned, twin-turbo V10 engine good for 750 horsepower and 553 ft lb of torque. G-Power beefs up the BMW internals to handle the additional stress, so your big bag of money also gets you Mahle forged pistons, stronger connecting rods, beefier piston pins, and customized mapping. They also bolt on a coil over suspension, bigger brakes and custom G-Power Silverstone Diamond 20” wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Sport rubber. As for the interior, maybe you can pay extra to not have it look like the inside of Huggy Bear’s Lincoln Continental pimpmobile.
Before you start checking the option boxes for things like carbon ceramic brakes, the price of entry starts at just under $331,000 plus tax. Call me a cynic, but I’ll be that Lingenfelter would be more than happy to build you a comparably fast Cadillac CTS-V Wagon for a lot less money. Do I sense a throw down on the horizon?