mbDESIGN is introducing a full aftermarket program for the Audi R8 V8 variant that includes a power bump to 453 PS.

mbDESIGN is introducing a full aftermarket program for the Audi R8 V8 variant.

The current generation Audi R8 might be on its way to retirement but it still attracts tuners willing to prove there's room for improvement. mbDESIGN worked on the V8 version and applied a livery which reminds us of Jon Olsson's Audi RS6 Avant but is in fact derived from the F16 Arctic Aggressor fighter jet. The supercar has received a GT coilover kit lowering the ride height and now sits on 20-inch alloy wheels shod in Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 235/20 ZR20 front & 305/25 ZR20 rear tires.

It's a pre-facelift 2009 R8 but has been fitted with a carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts and side blades borrowed from the V10 variant. At the back it boasts an original R8 GT carbon rear panel and a customized carbon trunk cover. Other changes include original Audi carbon mirror caps, carbon diffuser from SuperCar24 and carbon fiber inserts within the engine department.

Output of the V8 4.2-liter naturally aspirated engine was bumped to 453 PS (333 kW) through a K&N air filter, updated engine software and a Capristo exhaust system made from stainless steel and equipped with electronic valve control.

Pictures of the interior cabin have not been provided but mbDESIGN says there's an original GT carbon fiber package together with a Bang & Olufsen sound system and full Alcantara upholstery.

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