18 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on FEATURE: SUPERCHARGED AUDI R8 TRACK CAR & THE-LOWDOWN
Audi R8


Say you had a few spare dollars kicking in your bank account. to buy a supercar and modify it to your content. What would you I daydream about this on a daily basis, and every car I know is guilty of the same. of those thoughts will make it out of my head, but for a few enviable their imaginary wish actually take shape.

exactly how John#8217;s Audi R8 machine came to be.

As a weekend toy the R8 ranks up there with the even in standard form, but was adamant from the beginning his track car would have of personal touches, all in the name of #8220;I was looking for a balanced to which I could add some says John.

After purchase back in John started trawling modification options, searching for the way forward for his dream build. took about 12 months I was ready to start the upgrades,#8221; he

Coming from a background of climb racing, John the way each change would the final package; although he that he#8217;s never anything like this #8220;I wanted to be able to it to the track and then have fun. I did not want to take the car out on a so one objective was to have it road explains John.

The main power-adder is a Performance Systems (PES) supercharger sat atop the dry-sumped 4.2L FSI V8 Turning to a shade under the Audi now makes 550hp on 98 RON

You#8217;ll be hard pressed to a more drool-inducing R8 #8216;bay this one. It packs a punch to go with the mountain of #8211; 640Nm to be precise. have been working on it for over 12 months. Not much to go Just some transmission and work to handle the torque.#8221;

For road and track performance took to the Audi#8217;s underpinnings fervour. Upgraded suspension have taken the slack out of the package, orientating the R8 towards its objectives. KW Variant 3 coilovers up the body, with a hydraulic kit installed to help with over speedhumps and driveways.

OZ Racing Superforgiata wheels in diameter look perfect at corner, especially wrapped in R888 semi-slicks.

Daytona bodywork is beautifully dressed up carbon fibre features to it. In this case the front rear diffuser, side GTC rear wing, side and rear panel are now carbon, as are the mirrors and the fins in front and vents. With GT tail at the back, there#8217;s nothing to do externally other than it washed and polished.

Audi R8

John has worked closely City Performance Centre to get it it is today. #8221;The most important is having an engineer working on car that you can trust and I think I that in Alessio at CPC. My and interest is the outcome and the excitement of but in saying that I appreciate the to the car and what has really changed in the way the car

Inside, the R8 is all class, well from factory and enhanced a few race car touches like the dash and winged GT seats. is all about the driving experience. with engineers from the States and Europe, and even a tuner from Germany with configuration has paid as far as usability is concerned. #8221;The car is not overwhelmed by the developed and it is a real joy to drive.

Especially when you drive it Power is available low down and right to the limiter,#8221; John us.

#8220;On the track it is outstanding! And yet on the it can just burble along and not get At full song it is just a gem to And did I say it was quick? Things happen fast when the throttle is open!#8221;

#8220;I am not looking to get horsepower from this as I think I am close to the hardware It will now be taken to some drive days to shake the components and see how strong it is. Long I plan to maintain it in much the it is today and just enjoy a balanced mid-engine coupe is a bit of a wolf under the skin,#8221; John.

John would like to #8220;All the staff at City Centre have been help in this work. has provided straight talking to help keep expectations in with reality. Sam has helped understanding ECU errors and much along the way.

All the other at CPC are very helpful and care what they do which is in this kind of activity. Call CPC on 02 6077 and ask for Alessio.#8221;


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