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This is a 1,000bhp Audi R8 V10 Spyder
German tuner Wheelsandmore has created the world’s quickest hairdryer
German tuner Wheelsandmore has been living up to its name recently. Although perhaps it should start referring to itself as Wheelsandahellofalotmore. Sorry.
We make this terrible joke because of what you see above. Yes, it may look like a reasonably standard Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder, but the Baesweiler-based tuner has managed to extract the faintly terrifying sum of 1,036bhp. Crikey.
To get to that figure from the standard car’s 603bhp, Wheelsandmore has fitted twin-turbos to the 5.2-litre V10, whilst also improving cooling and upgrading the engine management system. Plus, there’s a high-performance double-clutch gearbox from Promax that can handle the 738lb ft of torque.
Snappily known as Apocalypticar, it’ll apparently hit 62mph from a standstill in 2.7secs and plough on all the way to 222mph – at which point your hair will be permanently restyled. There’s no coming back from that.
The power upgrade costs just over €66,000 – or around £60,000 – so it ain’t cheap, and for that sum you don’t even get the wheels. On the Stormtrooper-spec above they’re 20-inchers at the front and 21s at the rear. Like them? That’ll be an extra £10,000 please.
What do you reckon then Internet? And how much power is too much?