The car was exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's high performance private subsidiary company, quattro GmbH, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame and uses an aluminium monocoque which is built around space frame principles. The car is built by quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminium site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.
The following are 8 cool examples of owners who have modified their Audi R8 cars.
Chrome Audi R8 Spyder
This cool car needs just the kind of flash personality to go with it - someone like Elton John, for example. Audi has created this chrome version of its R8 Spyder for the Elton John Aids Foundation, and it was a fitting example of glamour for the White Tie and Tiara ball event from the foundation. Apart from the fact that the model is pretty much the same as a standard R8 Spyder with a V10 engine, we get no other details. But then again, that mirror finish just about speaks for itself.
Reiger Audi R8
This new styling aero kit features a front spoiler, side skirts, rear skirt, diffuser, rear wing, fog lights, and exhaust tips. It can be ordered from the Rieger online shop and will give the V8 Audi R8 a similar R8 V10 look. The car also received suspension tuning with an adjustable kit to drop it on the 20 or 21-inch rims.
Project Kahn Audi R8
Kahn lowers the suspension and slaps on 20' F1-X rims made of lightweight carbon fiber.
Heffner Performance Audi R8 Twin Turbo
Heffner's not bothered with much in the way of spoilers and trinketry, but it has gone ABSOLUTELY MENTAL on the engine. The 5.2-litre V10's fitted with a twin-Garrett-turbo setup running 6psi of boost, which wrings 725bhp out of the original engine.
PPI GTR-10 Limited Edition Audi R8
The gold striping and look-at-me wing dangle it precariously on the edge of acceptability, but we'll let off the PPI GTR-10 on account of its 601bhp. The V10 gets a roof-mounted air intake, vented liftgate glass, a free-flow exhaust system and remap job. Cool!
Stassis Challenge Extreme Edition
A hot new intake manifold, barky exhaust system and clever ECU software boosts power by 28% to 540bhp. It also gets lowered suspension, wide 20-inch alloys, uprated brakes and a stealthy satin finish.
Wheelsandmore Audi R8 V10
It's got a special height-adjustable racing coilover suspension setup, stainless exhaust and remap job, which boosts power to 592bhp. It also looks v cool...and evil!
Motoren Technik Mayer Audi R8 V10
The V10's been fiddled to produce 580bhp, there's a funky new exhaust, downforce-fond body accoutrements, lightweight wheels and, of course, bright green paint. Yes it's shouty and gauche, but that's what an R8's all about, right?
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