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MTM Audi R8 V10 S.W.A.T. Edition

MTM Audi R8 V10 S.W.A.T. Edition

If you though that the Top Marques Monaco is an automotive event only for supercar and luxury car manufacturers, you’d be wrong because there are also plenty of tuning projects displayed. One of them is this Audi R8 V10 S.W.A.T. Edition developed by MTM and is based on the latest Bi-Turbo version developed by the tuning specialist, featuring a V10 5.0-liter engine that is capable of producing 777 hp.

MTM Audi R8 V10 S.W.A.T. Edition

With so much power available, the car can do the 0-60 mph sprint in only 3 seconds, while the 0-124 mph is done in 9.37 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 217 mph. This special edition R8 comes with a 100% chrome wrap combined with a S.W.A.T. theme.

Source: TopSpeed

STaSIS Audi R8 V10, Now Available In The UK

STaSIS Audi R8 V10

Available in the United States since last year, the Challenge Extreme Edition package for the sleek Audi R8 V10 is now available in the UK. This kit includes engine, suspension and brake upgrades, allowing the car to do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.1 seconds, which is 0.6 quicker than the standard model.

STaSIS Audi R8 V10

The power unit has been fitted with an Eaton/Magnusson TVS2300 supercharger that boosts up the power to 710 hp, which is 35% more than the standard version! In addition, the peak torque for this version is 523 lb.-ft (710 Nm). Also included in the tuning kit is a remapped ECU, along with an update of the intake system and the intercooler.

STaSIS Audi R8 V10

The R8 V10 developed by STaSIS comes with a welded stainless steel exhaust system and lowering springs that improve the car’s handling. In addition, by installing two-piece floating discs that measure 390 mm in the front and 355 mm in the back, you’ll be able to stop the car more efficiently. Lastly, customers can choose various designs of 20-inch very light rims.

STaSIS Audi R8 V10

The tuning program for the Audi R8 V10 is now available through the APS of Brackley distributor for a base price of 45,000 pounds ($71,800), including VAT and fitting.

Source: STaSIS via Carscoop

Audi R8 GT officially revealed: lighter and faster

In the last few months, rumors started appearing about a performance version of the Audi R8 supercar. While the normal version and its even more powerful V10 edition were plenty for many fans, some wanted even more.

As such, the Ingolstadt company officially revealed the Audi R8 GT limited edition. The engineers have worked their magic and applied the age-old recipe for improving supercars: decrease weight and increase power.

Through a thinner front windshield, polycarbonate rear windows, carbon fiber body panels and, we presume, a few sacrifices to supercar gods, the Audi team managed to shave 220 pounds off the curb weight of the R8 GT. Through some fiddling with the V10′s electronics (and more sacrifices) the power output was increased from 525 to a whopping 560 HP.

When coupled with the R-Tronic gearbox, the R8 GT will be able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 198.8 mph. Only 333 R8 GT models will be made, starting at €193,000 ($256,000) in Germany. No plans for an US launch, but you can be sure the Ingolstadt execs have something planned.

Either way, check out the new and improved Audi R8 GT in the photo gallery below.

Photo Gallery: Audi R8 GT


Video: Audi R8 V10 Spyder gets promoted with Iron Man 2 movie

The Iron Man 2 movie is soon set to hit theaters around the world, and with it people will get to see comic book character Tony Stark wear his Iron Man armor and chase bad guys all around the world.

But what will he do when he isn’t fighting crime and chasing girls? He’ll drive around in a beautiful Audi R8 V10 Spyder model, as the Ingolstadt manufacturer poured quite a lot of money into the film. In order to get back this investment, a new ad, promoting both the movie and the car, has been released.

Hit the jump to see the new Audi R8 V10 Spyder Iron Man 2 ad.

Audi R8

Driving a car is nothing unusual nowadays. Almost everyone drives a car. What is interesting for us to notice is that different persons like to drive different cars and that there have been created numerous models of cars in time which have been more appreciated by some persons and less by others according to their different choices and needs in this respect.

Many persons have been interested in different models of Audi cars in the last few years as they are considered to be very interesting to be analyzed. One of these models is Audi R8 which also presents interesting specifications to be considered by those interested in becoming better informed about all sorts of cars of this type.

Audi R8 is a sports car which presents a longitudinally mounted type of engine and a four wheel drive system. In what concerns its body style it is important to be mentioned 2 available styles: a 2-door coupe type which has been presented in 2007 and a 2-door convertible model which has been introduced in 2009. Its transmissions are the following ones: a 6 speed manual one and an R-Tronic semi-automatic one. Its wheelbase is of 104.3 in.

Two of the types of engines which need to be considered when discussing about Audio R8 area V8 internal combustion type of engine, initially used and V10 FSI internal combustion type of engine, the newer type. The maximum motive power is of 4.163 cc for those which include a V8 engine and respectively of 5.204 cc in the case of those including a V10 engine.

In what concerns the curb weight, it is important to be considered both the one regarding the manual transmission which is of 1560 kg and the one for the R tronic transmission, which is of 1456 kg. It presents a top speed of 310 km/h for the V8 engine and of 317 km/h for the V10.

Many persons interested in finding out more about Audi R8 might also be interested in finding out about Audi R8 V12 TDI which is in fact a diesel engine concept car and was presented to the public in 2008. Its 6 liter V12 engine presents 368 kilowatts and a torque of 1000 Newton meters. Its top speed has been appreciated at 325 km/h.

Two models of Audi R8 that could be considered and analyzed by those interested in motorsport are the Audi R8 LMS and Audi R8 Clubsport, which represent an enhanced version of the Audi R8 V10 model having been previously mentioned. Audi R8 Spyder was made public in 2009 and many users have appreciated the convertible model very much as it was considered to look pretty great. Certainly, other features were considered important as well and many of those who have analyzed them have considered this car to be a very good one in general.

Audi R8 is one of the models of cars which should become familiar to all of us nowadays because there are numerous useful and interesting aspects to be considered about it.

Volkswgen Polo receives 2010 World Car of the Year award

The 2010 New York Auto Show brought forth a lot of big news. By far the most eagerly awaited was the announcement of the 2010 World Car of the Year winner.

We revealed to you the nominees at the beginning of the month, and you even voted for quite a lot of them in each category.

Now, the results are in, and the winner of the 2010 World Car of the Year award is the Volkswagen Polo. For those keeping score, its a back to back win for VW, as it received the 2009 WCOTY for the Golf VI last year. Also, this isn’t the first recognition the Polo got, as it also earned the 2010 European Car of the Year award. The other two finalists in the category were the Mercedes-Benz E Class (which received most of your votes) and the Toyota Prius.

The 2010 Performance Car of the Year winner is the Audi R8 V10, beating the Ferrari California and the Porsche 911 GT3. The R8 V10 also gathered the most votes in our own polls.

The 2010 Green Car of the Year award was won by Volkswagen’s BlueMotion lineup, consisting of the Polo, Golf and Passat. Its two other rivals were the Honda Insight and the Prius. Once more, you guys named the same winner in our own survey.

Last but not least, the 2010 Car Design of the Year award was won by the Chevrolet Camaro, beating the Citroen C3 Picasso and the Kia Soul. You were also on the same page, voting the big American muscle car.

Overall, a clean sweep for Volkswagen, managing to win through its brand and through Audi.

Audi looking to release road legal R8 GT3 performance model

We revealed a couple of weeks ago that Audi might be working on an even more powerful version of its R8 supercar, which harnesses more ponies out of that V10 engine and might use some new technologies.

Now, Autocar has revealed that the main source of inspiration for this new version might be the R8 GT3 race car, which is crushing its opposition in various competitions and is experiencing huge demand from private teams and professional drivers.

Seeing the potential in the track-only model, Audi might be tempted to release a road-legal version, in order to satisfy performance enthusiasts. The offer, according to some voices, will be similar to how Porsche released the 911 GT3.

The official decision to manufacture such a car hasn’t been made yet, but Audi officials are already researching ways of making the current R8 lighter (hint: carbon fiber and spaceframe technology) and to squeeze more power from the 5.2-liter V10 engine. As you may know, the engine produces 518 HP in the R8 V10 but is capable of as much as 570 HP, as seen in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera.

A more powerful R8 is bound to appear sooner or later, but for the sake of Audi fans, the Ingolstadt manufacturer might need to hurry up a little.


Audi R8 might get even sportier version, dual-clutch gearbox

The Audi R8 is one of the most praised sportscars in recent times. But this doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its flaws, like the rather annoying R-Tronic sequential gearbox, which doesn’t perform all that well in the stock 4.2-liter V8, while in the larger V10, it feels right at home.

According to Car and Driver, that’s going to change. Sources say that a more efficient seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox will make an appearance on the entry-level car. Worries about the amount of power it can handle will likely keep it as an option for the V8, while the V10 will be keep the R-Tronic option.

But the sources aren’t done just yet. According to them, it seems a faster and lighter R8 V10 is in the making, much in the vein of the Superleggera models Lamborghini is constantly cranking out from its factory. Elements from the Le Mans R8 race cars might also be featured by the sportier model.

Also, for those of you wanting to feel the wind in your hair but don;t have the money for the V10 Spyder, a V8 version is also scheduled, according to the same sources.

All in all, if you postponed the purchase of an R8, you might want to wait a bit longer for some surprises.


Hispano Suiza bringing 750 HP bespoke model based on Audi R8 V10 to Geneva

Hispano Suiza, in case you haven’t heard, was a Spanish automaker specializing in bespoke products before the World War II. The name has been recently dug up by another company, which is preparing to make it famous once more.

How will it do such a thing? With a 750 HP customized Audi R8 V10. It seems that the company went to work quite seriously on the R8, adding a supercharger and many other modifications. The result? 750 HP propelling the German-born Spanish project from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and up to 205 mph.

That’s not all, as besides the redesigned model, which you can see above and below, there are also a few rumors concerning the possibility of a hybrid powertrain. This means that the V10 engine might see the addition of a 150 HP electric motor, enabling it to go on EV mode for a specific distance.

We’re not so sure about the hybrid talks, but the renders seen above are very attractive, so we need to wait until next week to see what Hispano Suiza brings to the Geneva Motor Show.


Video: Audi presents new ad for R8 V10 Spyder

Audi stunned the whole industry when it presented the R8 sportscar, showing you can have a sensible machine for your everyday needs that can turn into a powerful brute if you take in on the track or on the open road.

When the Stuttgart company presented the 5.2-liter V10 engine for it, things got even more hectic. Chop off the top and implement the Space Frame technology, and the car is nearing perfection in the eyes of many fans.

Hit the jump below to see a new ad for the Audi R8 V10 Spyder model.

Audi offers $469.99 R8 V10 supercar for your own garage

Well as much as anyone with a spare 469.99 Canadian Dollars would love for the title to be true, we are talking about a new promotion from Audi Canada which sells a special 1:1 scale print of a new Audi R8 V10 car for your own garage.

Anyone who wants to show the world just what kind of beautiful car he wants to own and is a resident of Canada can go and purchase this stunning print, which is offered in three different sizes, depending on the type of garage you own.

While this new promotion might make you scratch your head, in my opinion it’s nothing short than brilliant. This will make many people jealous and might even give some nasty head bumps to those who would want to closely examine your new acquisition. What do you think? Don’t be shy to leave a comment to this story.


Audi officially unveils the R8 V10

It looks like the Volkswagen Group really wants to take all the high performance coupe market, because yesterday the Audi R8 V10 was officially revealed. Powered by the 5.2 liter V10 engine from the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which delivers 386 kW (525 hp) and 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque, the R8 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 316 km/h (196 mph). Audi claims that, equipped with the R tronic sequential gearbox, the car achieves an average fuel consumption of 13.7 liters per 100 km (17.17 US mpg), which is not bad at all, considering its performance figures. However, as standard, the car comes equipped with a six speed manual transmission and, of course, quattro all-wheel drive system.

As you’d expect, the R8 V10 will come with a set of extra features comparing to the ‘regular’ R8: 19 inch exclusive 10-spoke Y design alloy wheels, all-LED headlights as standard, plus a few styling elements (more accentuated sideblades, wider side sills and matt aluminium look for the exhaust grilles). Also, the standard equipment list is very impressive: Fine Nappa leather heatable seat covers, a driver information system, navigation system and Bang & Olufsen sound system, deluxe automatic air conditioning, alarm system, instruments and gearshift knob decorated with red rings, while the footrests and the rocker switches of the R tronic have an aluminum finish. To see all the R8 V10′s features, check out the official press release.

The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro is scheduled to go on sale in Germany in the second quarter of 2009 at a starting price of 142,400 Euros.

Photo Gallery: Audi R8 V10