• Sep 19th 2008 at 6:29PM
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MTM has been adding horsepower to Audis for more than 20 years, and they have put that experience into developing a new twin-screw supercharger system that pairs up to the 4.2-liter V8 in the Audi R8. The addition of forced induction brings total output to 552 hp, coincidentally matching the output of the R8's cousin, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. In addition to the supercharger kit, MTM also offers a complete line of products for the R8 including brake upgrades, 20" forged wheels, high-flow exhaust system, and a variety of exterior style upgrades. A gallery of high resolution images can be found below and hit the jump for the complete spec sheet.

MTM R8R Technical Data:

engine V8 compressor, twin srew supercharger belt driven
capacity in ccm 4163 ccm
drilling x stroke in mm 84,5 x 92,8 mm
densification 12,5 : 1
gearbox construction type 6-speed manual gearbox
power (max.) 560 PS (412 kW) bei 7.750 U/min
supercharging pressure (max.) 0,55 bar bei 7.750 U/min
torque (max.) 580 Nm bei 5.500 U/min
Vmax limited (unlimited) 301 km/h (315 km/h)
acceleration 0 -100/200 km/h: 3,9 sec./12,5sec
drive permanent all-wheel drive Quattro
brakes VA 380 x 34 punched, ventilated
HA 356 x 32 perforated, ventilated
rims VA mtm bimoto Forged 9 x 20" ET 42
HA mtm bimoto Forged 11 x 20 ET 50
tyres VA Michelin Sport Cup 245/30-20"
HA Michelin Sport Cup 315/25-20"

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Love the rims, but I am not sure about the supercharger. A turbo may have been a better match for the car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        you can be sure the supercharger is developed from their RS4 supercharger since the stock engines are about the same...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another thing I just noticed is that MTM put Pilot Sport Cups on this car. That would be a tremendous upgrade and would definitely help balance out the extra power as well as get it to the ground. I never realized Michelin made Sport Cups in 20s, but I just confirmed it with Tire Rack. It seems as if MTM really made a well-rounded car (as per usual). Nice work.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You failed to mention the kit is $50,000.00
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dig the white on black combo. Don't dig the corny "supercharged" decal. I'm having flashbacks of the "Hybrid" badges on the 2 Mode Tahoe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love the White on Black color combo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not impressed.
      552hp is alot for a $50k car, not for a car that costs 110,000 and then more money an aftermarket supercharger.

      I'd take a GTR or Zr1 anyday over this thing.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'd rather have the mid engined better chassis with the awd. If you're spending $100k on a car money is not really a concern.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well the obvious difference is the Audi is a true luxury automobile in every regard. I mean we are talking hand build, ultra purified materials and only the finest ingredients! Come on the Nissan and corvette are fast but so is a Subaru with the right mix. The Audi is a car that will still be cherished long after the Nissan and corvette have been used, abused and their plastic starts to fade. Its kinda a no brainer....
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think you're missing the point.

        No one (literally, not a single person) who is in the market for a MTM R8R will be cross-shopping a GTR or ZR1.

        Both of those cars will likely be as fast (and possibly faster, but not much), but that isn't why someone is going to be buying the R8R.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Please go buy a Ford gt and clear up some blog space for us shallow hollow ego beings who buy supercars to stare at.We dont need deep cosmic beings trying to make us lean towards cars that are so obviously superior to the ones we buy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Jcar, have you even driven a car on a track? By all reports the GTR for instance has a dead stick feel at the steering wheel, tending to understeer on entry until the throttle is applied. The R8 has a sharp, instant turn in, it's a scapel to the GTRs knife and the chevy's hammer. If don't understand that different between the driving experience then you might as well go back to your Countach posters and Dukes of Hazard play set because you'll never get it anyway.
        • 7 Years Ago
        So what you guys are saying is that the R8 is all about the vanity of owning one.
        It's not about the performance, it's about saying you have one.
        Got it.

        As far as it being a superior chassis, how's that possible if cars less expensive than it with sub par chassis's, outperform it?
        Wouldn't a superior chassis come out on top, hence the term "superior"?

        And if money was no object and you wanted mid engine, why not a ford GT? Better looking, more masculine and faster.

        This car does nothing better than other cars, so IMO, why bother owning it.
        It's styling is also questionable, i saw one at the NY auto show this year, and it did nothing for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cool, I suppose.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dont miss our movie from our testdrive in the car! We drove over 300 km/h on the Autobahn...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can the R8's complex drivetrain reliably keep up under all this new power? If it can, why hasn't Audi already created a higher-performance variant?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Do you think that's the primary reason behind the R8 TDI's convoluted path to existence?
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