MTM-tuned Audi R8 GT3-2 gets 552 HP and RWD –

Quick question, what does the Audi R8 need?

Many of you might say nothing, as it is already a very capable sportscar. The guys at MTM don’t think that, and have just revealed the Audi R8 GT3-2 project. Sure, it has a power increase and a new aerodynamic body kit, but what’s so different about this car that sets it apart? How about the fact that MTM disabled the front-wheel drive part of the quattro system, leaving the R8 GT3-2 a pure rear-wheel drive car?

That’s right, after upping the power output to a whopping 552 HP/428 lb-ft by supercharging the 4.2-liter FSI engine, the guys made the car a rear-wheel drive model, offering a “unique sensation behind the wheel of an Audi”. 0 to 62 mph in achieved in 3.9 seconds, while it will be able to reach 197 mph (317 km/h).

Improved suspension, upgraded brakes and a full carbon fiber body kit, consisting of the usual front bumper, with adjustable spoiler, rear wing and diffuser, were also added. The R8 GT3-2 is currently sitting on 29-inch forged wheels.

No word on price for the model, but MTM says all Audi R8 V8 owners can upgrade their Ingolstadt supercar to a GT3-2 model.

Souce: MTM

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