Tweet TweetPPI Speed Design released a comprehensive tuning kit for the open-top variant of the new Audi R8 V10. To begin with, the standard 5.2-liter V10 powerplant receives a power boost to 621 horsepower and 565Nm of torque. The additional power is available thanks to a new exhaust system and a revised ECU, enabling the German sports car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3,2 seconds with a top speed of 335 km/h. At the exterior, PPI Speed Design provides new front and rear bumpers, large alloy wheels, new side mirrors and also new PPI Spyder doors made of aluminum-reinforced carbon fiber. The tuner took extra attention at the exterior styling as all the parts were tested in the wind tunnel. Inside, buyers should expect a new sports steering wheel, carbon fiber seats, carbon fiber trim and a new dashboard. Pricing and availability details are not available yet but you should expect a quite steep price tag considering the amount of improvements brought by the tuner. … [Read more...] about PPI Speed Design gives a power boost to the Audi R8 V10 Spyder
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Tweet TweetHere it is! The 2013 Audi R8, a model which receives a facelift including few cosmetic improvements, a new transmission and also a V10 Plus variant which is more powerful than the standard supercar. To begin with, the exterior look is improved thanks to a new front grille, revised front bumper and LED lights. In the rear we find a reworked bumper, new LED lights and diffuser but also new air vents. Entering the cabin you will find new Nappa leathet seats, revised shift paddles and instrument cluster while the door panels receive leathet trim too. The German company offers the 2013 Audi R8 with the same engine range including the 4.2-liter V8 offering 424hp and the 5.2-liter V10 producing 518 horses. As mentioned above, there is a new transmission, namely a seven-speed S tronic dual clutch gearbox, but also a more powerful variant of the Audi R8 Coupe. We talk about the R8 V10 Plus, a model powered by a 5.2-liter V10 able to deliver 542hp and 540Nm of torque. If the … [Read more...] about 2013 Audi R8 facelift starts at €113,500
Tweet TweetA great supercar always sparks a few special limited editions before the replacement arrives. It was the case of the Ferrari 430 who got the Scuderia, it was the case of the 911 GT3 with the RS version same goes for the Superlegerra version of the Lamborghini Gallardo. The Audi R8 goes on a diet and it's now 220 pounds lighter and as if the weight loss isn't enough it's also on some steroids. The steroids worked quite well and the power output of the 5.2 liter V10 engine grew by 35 horsepower up to a total of 560. The lighter, faster version will be called the 2011 Audi R8 GT and it will be produced in just 333 units and it will hit showroom floors sometime next summer. The GT version of the Audi R8 V10 is looking to be altogether great but the only thing is that the only gearbox choice for this version is Audi's single-clutch R-Tronic semi-automatic transmission. A manual would have been nice. I suppose the spoiler is enough for the Germans. … [Read more...] about Pricing on the 2011 Audi R8 GT announced
Tweet TweetAudi announced its plans to offer a limited edition of the new R8, namely the Exclusive Selection models. The German company offers the opportunity for the U.S. customers to get their hands on the refreshed Audi R8 a little bit faster. The new Audi R8 follows to arrive in the States somewhere next year, but, the impatient customers can order the Audi R8 Exclusive Selection edition. The German car maker will offer only 20 units of the V8-powered model and 30 vehicles of the V10 model. The base model is motivated by a 4.2-liter unit capable to develop 430 horses and 316 lb-ft of torque. Standard features include a Daytona Gray finish, 19-inch titanium wheels, red brake calipers and leather upholstery along with carbon fiber trim inside. The more powerful Audi R8 V10 arrives in the States with a 5.2-liter unit capable to deliver 525 horses. The new Exclusive Selection Edition models are priced from $137,700 in the U.S. topping with $170,600. … [Read more...] about Audi R8 Exclusive Selection edition comes to U.S.
To you and I, the R8 RWS is just another version of Audi's mid-engined supercar - RWS stands for Rear Wheel Series, which indicates the removal of the front driveshafts. This is the first rear-driven R8 and it'll be limited to 999 units worldwide, split across Coupe and Spyder body styles. The R8 range grows a little; life goes on. But within the boardrooms and offices of Audi Sport, the R8 RWS must seem like an enormous gamble. In fact, we know it's an enormous gamble for Audi because it's taken the company twelve years to take it. For one thing, building a rear-wheel drive version of a halo model undermines the core brand value Audi has spent the last few decades cultivating. If we all drive the RWS and say it's more enjoyable than the existing R8, what on earth does that say about Quattro? It's like Tesla turning its back on batteries and electric motors altogether and fitting its next model with a stinking great V8 instead. And for another, even more troubling thing, by producing … [Read more...] about Audi R8 RWS vs Porsche 911 GT3