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What would happen if you took a Great Wall M4 Elite and turbocharged it? Well, Great Wall Motors Malaysia has the answer – it’s called the Great Wall M4 Turbo, and it’s on show at the NST-MAI ASEAN Auto Show.

The white one-off concept features a unique black, red and blue livery, and sits on racy 17-inch wheels hiding serious-looking AP Racing brakes. Inside, massive bucket seats upholstered in black leather – emblazoned with the M4 badge – dominate proceedings.

But the focus here is under the bonnet, where you’ll find a turbine strapped to the M4’s 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine, surrounded by plenty of purposeful-looking steel piping.

It’s unclear whether it’s the same turbocharged mill as the Haval H2 or simply an aftermarket kit, but it’s claimed to produce around 120 hp – 15 hp up on the standard M4, but some ways off the H2’s 147 hp. The six-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) is retained and unchanged – as to whether it will withstand the added power, we have no idea.

Again, GWM reiterated that the car was not for sale, and won’t be offered to the public anytime soon. But what do you think about a turbocharged performance-oriented M4? Sound off in the comments section after the jump.