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Audi MTM R8 GT3-2 news - R8 goes RWD - 2010
Not only have the Teutonic spannermeisters ripped out the R8’s front driveshaft – saving a helpful few kilos – it has also treated the R8’s 4.2-litre V8 to a supercharger, boosting power to 552bhp and torque to 428lb ft. If you can get that power down on the road, instead of atomising the R8’s rear tyres, you’ll hit 62mph in just under four seconds and top out at 196mph.
From time to time, we have been guilty of moaning about the dubious products foisted upon us by European tuning houses. But here we must slap MTM heartily on the back. This is the sort of ubertuning of which we approve most heartily: innovative, unique and deeply, deeply dangerous.
Now where’s the V10 version, guys?