Hurricane warning

Pete Mait

Here is the weather forecast. There is a storm brewing in Southern Germany with its epicentre at Tuner G-Power in Bavaria. The storm force winds have been caused by a BMW M6 Hurricane CS hurtling along the autobahn at 230mph (370kph).

Nowhere else in the world has a saloon vehicle registered so high on the Beaufort scale. Engine output is 900bhp and the nought to 62mph sprint takes a mere 4.4 seconds. But it's not even clear if the car has peaked at these readings, as the speedo goes up to 400kph. The damage already caused by the Hurricane (pricewise at least) is around 360,000 euros.