0-60mph in 4.0 seconds, and 460 horsepower. What more could you want?
What would you say to owning an Audi R8 with better performance and improved aerodynamics? Probably, "Yes, please." Well, German tuning outfit PPI Automotive Design has accomplished just that.
Meet the PPI R8 and the PPI R8 Razor. They were originally shown to the world at the Essen Motor Show last year. Power numbers are upped from 420 horsepower to 460 hp, with torque boosted from 317 ft-lb to 343. Used with the optimised engine management and the sport air filter unit, the car reaches a top speed of 192 mph. 0-60 mph is improved by six-tenths to an impressive 4.0 seconds. With a ground effects kit built entirely of carbon fibre, and super-lightweight 19" black, magnesium wheels, the two cars have a look that separates them from the stock R8, but without egregiously straying away like many other tuners.
Full specs on the car follow the press release below.
PPI also offers their carbonfibre aerodynamics with glossy and matte finishes, so the buyer has at least some opportunity to customize the final look. Included in this package are a front lip spoiler, which lets the front brakes breathe while reducing lift. Front bumper air intakes fit into the original body and improve front radiator and brake cooling. A new adjustable wing rear spoiler is also included. Side sills, side blades, diffuser, rear grill round out the exterior mods.
Inside, PPI has tricked out the handbrake, door entry plates, and the instrument panel in carbonfibre. They've added a new, ergonomic steering wheel - with carbonfibre - which also gives the driver more control over the driving dynamical program.
The exact price is not known to us, but if you have to ask, you probably can't afford the car. PPI will likely announce the price on the PPI R8 and the PPI R8 Razor very soon.