Geneva Preview: Hamann BMW X6 Tycoon EVO M with 670HP

While Evolutions are in the news, we might as well go and cover the latest nastiness from Hamann: the Tycoon Evo M. Under all the bodywork is an more/less/equally beautiful/interesting/hideous (you choose) BMW X6 M sport activity vehicle.

Tycoon's bi-turbo V8 is massaged a little... to the tune of 670 horsepower and 780 Nm or 575 lb-ft of peak torque. Time-warps to 100 km/h (62mph) take a claimed 4.2 seconds on the way to 300 km/h or 186 mph.

The performance is provided by the new stainless exhaust system, catalytic converters, and reprogrammed ECU, while the questionable looks are thanks to the addition of a huge front fascia, wide-body fender extensions, side-skirts, and new rear fascia / spoilers.

There's also a (technically) functional vented carbon fiber hood. Everything else is standard Hamann fare: different wheels, custom colors and interiors, etc., etc. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

- By Phil Alex