• Nov 22, 2007

The Audi R8 is apparently a tempting platform for tuners. We've seen sketches of the Abt Audi R8, we spotted the APR Audi R8 at the 2007 SEMA Show, and we recently took a look at the carbon fiberized PPI Audi R8.

MTM, those crazy Germans who built the twin-engine, 740-hp Audi TT Bimoto, brought their own version of the R8 to the Dubai Motor Show. Although visually subtle, a turbocharger system has been added to the 4.2-liter V8 for a total of 888 bhp and 610 lb-ft torque. 0-60 mph can be achieved in 3.0 seconds flat, and top speed is limited to 223 mph. MTM built the car, fittingly named the R888, as a one-off for a European customer, but they will gladly build more of them for a mere €280,000 each.

[Source: Autoblog.nl]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Why???
        • 7 Years Ago
        If you have to ask , you will never understand. Get back in your Prius and leave.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now, I'm an avowed greenie and generally I'll take a small, light, agile car over some overengined brute....

      ...but I'd give a kidney for this car. Heck, I'd do it for the regular R8.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Makes you wonder how much power is enough--especially when there are few, if any, places in the U.S. where it's safe to drive much over 85 MPH or accelerate much faster than 10 seconds to 60 considering all the traffic.

      Such fast cars are only for dreamers.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Visit germany :) I have an autobahn roughly two miles away from where I'm living and you could easily do vmax with nearly any vehicle there on saturdays and sundays...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The flat black paint looks hot with the black vents all over the place. I didn't like the look of the car with the black vents at the white side stripe on a silver R8 when it first came out but got used to it. This fixes the problem.
      • 7 Years Ago
      280,000,that's a pretty nice price for such a masterpiece!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Finally it goes as fast as looks
      • 7 Years Ago
      talk about a good deal...however, does it handle as well as it if, if not better. Stuffing more power doesn't mean that it's better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I write from Italy: here politics have fear of tuning, but you see old car (1970 and 1980) which crash in the centre of towns. That's incredible. http://autonovita.blogosfere.it/2007/11/tuning-sogniamo-insieme-audi-r8-da-888-cavalli.html
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sweet car, but enough with the flat black paint! For God's sake, come up with something new!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I love flat black! They just need black rims to match. Flat black and chrome does not look good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks awesome except for the super polished rims. Should have just gone with Machined and called it a day or black rims just for stealth bomber look.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the MTM bimoto is 1020hp (2 x 510hp) not 740hp ..latest speed they reached with the bimoto over 390km/h (new speed record in Nardo for street legal) there only heavy side winds stoped them to go faster..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wonder how long those diff's last.
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