Turning firm MTM has announced a new individualization program for the Audi R8 that gives the everyday supercar a unique look and a healthy dose of added performance.
German tuning firm MTM has announced a new individualization program for the Audi R8 that gives the everyday supercar a unique look and a healthy dose of added performance.
To give their version of the car an exclusive appearance, MTM paints the R8's exterior "Porsche 2D8" green which is the same color that is used on the Porsche GT3 RS. The car rides on a special set of glossy-black ultra-light MTM Bimoto alloy wheels, which measure 9x20 and 11x20, and come with green badging that declares "MTM forged." Elsewhere the green theme continues as the black brake calipers and fuel cap receive a discrete green "R8" logo.
Being true to their tuner roots, MTM offers added performance from both of the R8's engines. The standard R8's 4.2-liter V8 gains a modified compressor system which ups the engine's output from 420 hp (313 kW) and 430 Nm of torque to 560 hp (418 kW) and 580 Nm of torque. For the V10 engine, MTM installs new engine electronics which boosts the car's horsepower rating from 520 hp (388 kW) to 560 hp (418 kW). Other performance minded modifications include a new exhaust system and redesigned side-blades that increase airflow to the engine.
To maximize the usefulness of this added performance, MTM equips their R8's with an extensive aerodynamic carbon fiber body kit that includes a front splitter, new side skirts, and a rear diffuser. In a nod to practicality, the MTM R8 also features a Lift-up-System which can raise the axles by 40 millimeters to prevent bottoming out when entering parking garages or going over speed bumps.