Fresh pics from the Essen Motor Show featuring the PPI Razor GTR based on the Audi R8.

Specialist Audi tuners PPI Automotive Design have brought yet another R8 re-invention to the Essen Motor Show.

Here are the fresh pics from today's opening where you can get a good look at how the German tuner has turned this Audi into a mean-eyed cat called the PPI RAZOR GTR.

The hostility-enhancing also extends to under the hood where they have taken the R8 to a beefy 580 hp and 600 Nm of crank-ability. All this muscle-building has actually made the GTR RAZOR lose some weight - about 250 kg off of the 1,580 kg of the production R8. 0 to 100 km/h clocks in at 3.7 seconds and speed tops out at 332 km/h.

The pics also reveal PPI's own cast wheels made from lightweight materials, which is a large part of the diet, surely. Front wheels are 10Jx19 MAG11 with 255/35 ZR 19 Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires, and at the back are 11.5J x 20 MAG11's on 325/25 ZR 20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2 as well. Look closely and you can spot the high-performance brakes made of 6-piston callipers and extra large discs.

You also get a peek inside at the Onyx Nubuck leather PPI interior.

Nice ride. But where are the babes who are supposed to be standing next to it? Just asking.




PPI Razor GTR based on Audi R8 Debuts at Essen