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Showcasing 8 of the coolest modified Audi R8 sports cars from around the world. The Audi R8 was introduced by the German automaker Audi AG in 2006 and is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car using Audi’s trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

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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A collection of cool police cars and motorbikes featuring hot, fast, concept and bizarre cop motors from around the world giving police departments the edge they need for catching the bad guys!

Cool Police Cars
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Cool Police Motorbikes
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And finally….



Italian athlete Alex Bellini is participating in the LA – NY Footrace 2011 – a grueling 5,000km race from Los Angeles to New York.

Alex is sponsored by Jeep and is just 1 of 20 competitors who are tough enough to compete in this exhausting adventure race.

The race consists of 70 stages of about 70km each stage which adds up to a total of 120 marathons in two and a half months!

The race which started on June 19th and ends on August 27th passes through the Nevada desert, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri into Pennsylvania to eventually finish up in New York.

Alex’s sponsor for the race is JEEP which coincides with their 70th anniversary of being off-road. To celebrate this anniversary Jeep have created a new online portal called ‘Jeep People’ to give people the opportunity to keep up to date with the progress of Alex, but also as a dedicated meeting place for Jeep enthusiasts.

Jeep People has three sections:

  1. one dedicated to Alex and accounts of his cross-American adventure; 
  2. one that highlights the history of Jeep with its supporters, celebrating the last 70 years; 
  3. and the last dedicated to those who live with passion, and will enable Jeep fans to launch their own challenge to Jeep (those who do will become Jeep-people: Just Enthusiastic Engaged People). 

The Jeep Wrangler website takes you on a journey through 7 different environments that the Jeep people anticipate Alex will encounter – and reflects aspects of the JEEP Wrangler Unlimited.

This short video gives you an idea of the ordeal that faces Alex is this adventure. The video starts by asking “Who among you has traveled 5,000km by plane in the past three months?'” And remember Alex is not a runner, but as he says “If there’s one thing we have to realise in life, it’s that we only have one. So we each have to find our own way of making it unique.” Here at cool cars and bikes we tend to agree with Alex’s philosophy and encourage our readers to watch this following video for more inspirational wisdom.

You can see Alex’s journey unfold on the Flickr stream of the journey or keep in the loop with his updates and Jeep People on Facebook or Twitter.

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