• Apr 14, 2009
MTM Audi R8 in Porsche GT3 green – Click above for high-res gallery

As cool as owning an Audi R8 may be, the German supercar is becoming common enough that in tonier markets, you may just pass another one on your daily commute. Chances are you'll even pass one in the same color, which might make the ownership experience slightly less special for the driver. That particular dilemma is what the aftermarket has always thrived on. German tuner MTM has already shown that they are more than capable of adding extra oomph to your ride to help make it stand out from the crowd, but with their latest project, they are also showing how a simple change of color can work wonders in giving your prized ride a whole new aura.

While Porsche purists might question the decision, this particular MTM Audi R8R has been done up in Porsche GT3 (2D8) green, and it's a minty-fresh looker. With a subtle aero kit, new MTM Bimoto rims and a blower that helps it match its corporate cousin the Lamborghini LP560-4, this particular project has more than a little extra snap. The real draw here, however, is the hue, done to show how far personalization can go if you bring your baby to MTM. There's a full press release covering the tuner's new individualization program after the jump and a gallery of high-res pics below for you to enjoy.



[Source: MTM]

PRESS RELEASE:

Nothing off the peg: MTM individual makes the Audi R8 unique

• New programme at MTM fulfils every customer wish
• Motoren Technik Mayer paints the Audi R8 in original GT3 Porsche green colour
• Compressor modification increases the performance by a third to 560 hp (418 kW)
• Aerodynamics kit made of carbon fibre pushes the super sports car on the tarmac
• Forged wheels MTM Bimoto in 9x20 and 11x20 inches
• Height-adjustable chassis springs for Magnetic Ride System and serial dampers

Customers who want to avoid that their neighbours suddenly shows up with the same car, are now given a guarantee by MTM that this will certainly not happen. The new programme MTM individual meets all customer wishes and creates a unique automobile. Therefore, MTM allows an individualisation of the car, as far as the ideas of the customer reach. Nothing can top this exclusivity.

Motoren Technik Mayer (MTM) now shows what the individualisation programme offers. Following customer requirements, the automobile manufacturer from the Upper Bavarian town Wettstetten has modified the Audi R8 to such an extent that a unique sports machine has been created and there is no second car like that.

The most striking novelty of the middle-engine super sports car with the aluminium body is the garish green paint. "Porsche 2D8" is the exact name of this brash colour which became famous on the Porsche GT3. With this work, MTM confirms its love for details. As apart from the large-scale paint of the aluminium body, the internationally successful car refiner also painted areas in the engine compartment and has left further accents all over the car. Therefore, not only the colouring is unique, but also the manufacture.

On all four black brake callipers and on the black fuel cap, there is a green "R8" nameplate. The ultra-light MTM Bimoto light alloy wheels measuring 9x20 and 11x20 inches in glossy black, show the green nameplate "MTM forged" on one spoke per wheel and therefore refer to the high-quality forged technology of the rim. In the interior, the exciting car colour repeats at the seams of the suede MTM steering wheel and the "Quattro" nameplate on the glove department flap. Also, the "R8" logo on the gear-shift shines in green.

But the striking colour does not reduce MTM´s own stylishness. Therefore, Motoren Technik Mayer sticks to the characteristic two-colour paint which is typical for the Audi R8. Behind the doors an area measuring 12 inches and painted in glossy black renders a contrast and gives the car a distinctive R8-appearance.

MTM-Compressor confers the V8-engine with 560 hp

And MTM would not be MTM when they settled with a new paint. Therefore, they also offer a significant performance enhancement. The especially developed compressor technology which made MTM famous all over the world, propels the performance of the V8-engine with 4.2 litres cubic capacity from 420 hp (313 kW) by a third up to breathtaking 560 hp (418 kW). Also the maximum torque increases by 34 percent from 430 to 580 Newton metres. MTM also offers this enormous power improvement for the Audi R8 with the V10-engine. By exchanging the motor electronics, the performance of the latter then increases from 520 hp (388 kW) to 560 hp (418 kW) as well.

The right sound is rendered by the new exhaust system with valve control which leads into four black ceramic-coated end pipes. Re-engineered side-blades which direct the airflow from behind the doors right into the middle engine provide the necessary air supply.

In order to transfer the newly gained power on the road, an extensive aerodynamics package renders the necessary downthrust. At the front, the splitter made of carbon fibre which is painted green on the top and matt black on the bottom thrusts the automobile on the tarmac. The side skirts and the rear diffuser, both also entirely made of green varnished carbon fibre hold the rear axle of this 4WD automobile on the road. Therefore, the MTM R8 achieves top speeds on the race track. In order to avoid hitting the ground on road bumps or garage exits, MTM added its Lift-up-System. This optionally elevates the front- or rear axle by 40 millimetres and enables the driver to master all everyday chicanes.

With the Audi R8 makeover, the world-wide renowned automobile manufacturer confirms that there are no limits to individual cars from MTM. This leads to exclusive automobiles in the highest production quality, precisely designed according to the wishes of the customer.

For more information about the extensive individualisation programme by MTM and all about tuning and technology, please visit the web site www.MTM–online.de or do not hesitate to contact us +49(0)841/98188-88.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty much blasphemy all around, except the wheels... And the extra power.

      I wonder about the "aero kit" in the front. The black lip looks good, but they added what look like nicely contoured vents, except they don't go anywhere? Pardon my rudimentary understanding of aerodynamics, but wouldn't those just cause a fair amount of drag... or, perish the thought, lift? Wouldn't air be channeled into them only to find that it has nowhere to go?

      MTM clearly knows what they are doing, but that one detail looks like a triumph of form over function to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wacky Tacky land is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

      Interesting to see, but I wouldn't buy that color.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is this "compressor" they are speaking of making the extra power? Is it a supercharger? Turbo? Higher compression ratio? Someone enlighten me please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Heresy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Super cool styling but the colour sucks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am likely going against popular opinion here but, I really dig it. If it is good enough for Gumby...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think you just thought up the perfect license plate for a car of this color.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Less close-up pics and more full body shots. I want a side profile pic with those rims!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Kenneth N: I think the car looks good in green, but I went to the website you linked and there's a pic of the R8 in all black. Now that's a great looking R8!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't mind the color...I think this shit is SWEET. And I would definitely take one if handed the keys lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      It was fugly on the Porsches, it's fugly on the Audi. I have no problem with BRG, but minty fresh, not so much.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That green is only good for wacky and tacky supercars.

      The R8 is too elegant for that crap.
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