Audi R8 Got Carbon Fiber Goods from PPI Design

PPI Razor GT24 Carbon Fiber Hoods for the Audi R8

What is wrong with Audi R8? Nothing wrong with this German ultimate sportscar but that doesn’t stop the PPI Design to create custom carbon fiber hoods to emphasize the sportscar aura and menacing look. Dubbed as the PPI Razor GT24, the carbon fiber hoods are modification project for the R8 V10. There are two carbon fiber hoods: the front and the rear.

The PPI Razor GT24 carbon fiber hoods for Audi R8 are not only look sharp, but also help to save weight. Well, you know what it means right? Save more weight means more downforce and brings the R8 V10 Spyder closer the ground and makes the German sportscar goes faster. According to autoevolution.com, the engine cover for the R8 is using a polycarbonate glass which constructed from a material named Makrolon.

PPI Razor GT24 Carbon Fiber Hoods for the Audi R8

Sounds familiar? Yup… this means you can see the engine of Audi R8, just like the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale. It doesn’t stop there as PPI Razor GT24 carbon fiber hood carries air intakes for cooling the engine down and 50% lighter than the original engine cover. What about the front hood? Almost the same with engine hood, this one is 35% lighter than the stock and the best thing is you can order this with a radiator air pathway. PPI Razor GT24 carbon fiber hoods for Audi R8 are available in a matte or glossy finish and will be fit for other R8 models including the Spyder.

ABT Campaign Uses Audi R8 GTR Police Car

Audi R8 GTR Police Car side view

What you see is the Audi R8 GTR Police Car which specially designed by ABT to support their Tune It! Safe! campaign. The idea why ABT proposes the campaign is to show that tuning vehicle is not only focusing the cosmetic parts, but also still think about the safety as well. This happens because ABT and the rest of tuning houses and aftermarket specialists know that some tuned vehicles are ignoring the safety standard features because the cosmetic upgrades are the main focus.

Audi R8 GTR Police Car Interior

ABT drastically transformed the ordinary R8 GTR into one menacing Police Car which to us, it is like the real life version of the police car on the Need For Speed game console. The Audi R8 GTR Police Car by ABT was officially introduced during the Essen Motor Show. ABT not only tuning in the cosmetic parts, so it means that the R8 GTR Police Car still carries the same old engine with a bit of additional power output.

Audi R8 GTR Police Car rear view

The Audi R8 GTR Police Car by ABT is based on the 2010 model platform. The powerplant is 5.2L V10 and with a bit of magical dust from ABT, this sportscar now has total power output around 620 ponies with 550Nm of torque. Taking this sportscar for a sprint and its easily hit 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 second with top speed at 202 mph (325 km/h).

Here is some of the list of goodies which ABT has on the Audi R8 GTR Police Car and the list is courtesy of autoevolution.com:

  • ABT damper
  • Aluminum wheels
  • Official police coil décor FOLIATEC
  • ABT Sport exhaust system made from stainless steel
  • ABT carbon body kit
  • ABT Recaro racing seats
  • Roll-over bar with ABT stainless steel belt clip

Winter Tuning Series: Audi R8 V10 Spyder by Mansory

Audi R8 V10 Spyder by Mansory

As winter is approaching, what could be better than cover your body up to keep away some of the snow, right? The same tuning idea was brought to you by Mansory as they dressed up the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. Yup… just like Christmas sale, some of tuning houses and aftermarket specialists are releasing their winter tuning kit as you don’t want to freeze your toes off while driving convertible or cabriolet, right?

The R8 V10 Spyder now carries new body kit from Mansory that consists of side skirts, front and rear bumpers, gigantic rear wing, and some parts that are from carbon fiber. To complete the look, the tuning house selects the 20-inch of alloy rims covered in dark finish as additional dynamic design.

Audi R8 V10 Spyder by Mansory side view

Unlike other aftermarket specialists, Mansory not only targeting the cosmetic look on the Audi R8 V10 Spyder supercar, but also the engine and performance as well. According to autoevolution.com, the 5.2L naturally-aspirated V10 engine is granted with a sports filter, new exhaust and ECU remap. These performance upgrades lead to extra 27 horsepower that makes the total power output up to 552 horsepower.

Audi R8 V10 Spyder by Mansory rear view

One noticeable feature of Audi R8 V10 Spyder is the top up which we guarantee will not ruin the custom look by Mansory. The interior custom look for the R8 V10 Spyder supercar includes the illuminated door sills, new leather finish, and aluminum pedals.

Unveiling the 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra

2012 Audi R8 LMS

The in-house tuning department of Audi has finished in developing the road-going version of the R8 LMS racing car dubbed as the 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra. The German carmaker has to add the “ultra” word in order to distinguish this road-going sportscar with the ones which is battling at the racing track. As by request sportscar, the delivery of the 2012 R8 LMS ultra will be starting in March 2012. The development is conducted by the Audi Quattro GmbH and based on the customer demand.

We quoted from autoevolution.com as Werner Frowein commented on the unveiling of the 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra, “We have close ties to our customers. In the R8 LMS ultra we consistently implemented all the performance measures which ensure that we’ll be able to continue to offer an intercontinentally competitive and attractive race car in the future.”

2012 Audi R8 LMS rear view

If you are not the ultimate fans of gasoline burner and heating the tires against the asphalt, we suggest you to stop reading this article before you start to throw things at your computer. The “ultra” word on the 2012 Audi R8 LMS is not only to distinguish this sportscar, but also refers to the lightweight engine cover that has the primary duty as covering the5.2L V10 engine. The teams at Quattro GmbH has granted racing exhaust system for the 2012 R8 LMS ultra to give better torque curves.

The total power output of the 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra is 570 horsepower which equals to the power of Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera. Finally, a sportscar that can challenge the Italian Raging Bull supercar. If you want to own this piece of art in machinery and craftsmanship, Audi sets the price at €329,900/$444,415. Perfect price for outstanding engine and performance, don’t you think?

Tuning of the Day: Audi R8 Toxique by TC Concept

Audi R8 Toxique by TC Concept

Our selection for tuning of the day is brought to you by TC Concept as they recently played around with Audi R8 and added the name “Toxique” on the one of the most iconic sportscar in the world. We can’t thank TC Concept as they somehow quench our thirst a bit as we are desperately thirsty to see the new facelifted R8. Just to remind you that the facelifted Audi R8 could be revealed in 2012 at one of the auto events.

So, TC Concept, would you walk us to your Audi R8 Toxique? The R8 wears body kit and lowered down significantly as we know that gravity helps the sportscar to move faster. And the gigantic rubber and rims are just the perfect addition to the Audi R8 Toxique. It is like Cinderella with her glass slipper.

Audi R8 Toxique by TC Concept rear view

On the front exterior, you will found that TC Concept gives the R8 massive number of styling elements which taking the stylings from the RS line-up. Can you guess which parts? Take a look at the huge bulging air intakes and the splitter. Pretty smart, huh?

The downside of the Audi R8 the intake is brilliantly blended with the entire body kit which TC Concept wants it to offer combination with the fresh side skirts. Moving on to the back, the R8 Toxique has carbon fiber racing wing and diffuser that made from lightweight material. With those cosmetic elements courtesy of TC Concept, don’t blame yourself if you are intoxicated with the Audi R8 Toxuique.