PPI Automotive Design GmbH gives cool looks and a hot engine for the Audi Q7
PPI Automotive Design GmbH is used to providing even better looks for Audi products, as it has already shown with the R8, the previous TT and even the A8, although its favorite is really the Q7. After presenting the PS Q7, PPI has come up with the Ice, a cool looking SUV with loads of power.
First of all, there is the bodykit, composed by a new rear bumper with an integral diffuser, side sills, side wheel arch extensions that widen the vehicle by 110 mm, carbon-fiber roof spoiler and a lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced bonnet and a new front bumper that help increase fresh air intake to the engine. Afterall, the style of the Ice may be cool, but its engine can surely be hot, as the four tailpipes demonstrate.
The enhancement kit for the engines (both diesel and gasoline powered) basically consists of the sports exhaust system, sports air filter and optimized engine management systems. The minimum improvement that can be achieved from these changes is a 47 bhp and a 45 Nm increase, but it is possible to reach up to 600 bhp if the 4.2-liter V8 engine is the kit’s beneficiary.
In this case, the PPI Ice can go from the stationary state to 100 km/h in only 5.9 s. Top speed skyrockets to 295 km/h. Considering the frontal area of a Q7, even heavy vehicles will be sensitive to the air this piece of machinery will move, a real V8-produced windstorm.
Stopping such a vehicle is evidently not an easy task, but the braking system with 405 x 34 mm brake discs and six-piston callipers in the front and the 380 x 28 mm brake discs and four-piston callipers in the rear are said to be up to the challenge. Michelin 4x4 Diamaris 295/30 ZR 22 XL tires, able to reach speeds as high as 315 km/h, will have to be good companions in the stopping effort.