• Mar 2, 2011
Polished MTM R8 Biturbo - Click above for high-res image gallery

The hand-polished MTM Audi R8 V10 BiTurbo has come out from its shell with its little brother, the MTM Audi TTRS, in Geneva today. We said previously this thing would be visible from space, and it looks like we were right. The naked polished aluminum body work took nearly 700 man hours to get looking just so, and we gotta say, it was worth it.

The MTM R8 BiTurbo sports the mirror-like good looks of Audi's seminal 1991 Avus Quattro concept (remember that?), but packs a Joe Louis-worthy knockout punch with twin hairdryers bolted to its 5.2-liter FSI V10, routed through the stock R8 V10's six-speed manual. The worked-over mill is good for 777 hp and a top speed of 224 mph.

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Live photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

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World premiere: Polished MTM R8 Biturbo - more than 1.200 working hours
MTM TT RS with 472 hp / 347 kW


MTM from Wettstetten will be represented at the Autosalon in Geneva from the 3. - 13. March 2011 with two cars. In hall 5 MTM, car manufacturer and upgrading specialist, presents not only technical details and masterstrokes but also a visual highlight, which lets the exhibition hall shine in the truest sense of the word. The MTM R8 Biturbo with 777 hp / 571 kW and a top speed of more than 350 km/h was highly polished by MTM , this unique specimen with a worth of over 400.000 € was depainted completely in a special procedure and the aluminium chassis was polished in more than 700 working hours - all handmade . As well to see at the Autosalon: the MTM TT RS in the MTM design with 472 hp / 347 kW, which reached a top speed of 312 km/h at first test drives in Nardo.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      how much worse can this car look
      already looks like a used bar of soap, and now it looks like one that is wet
        • 3 Years Ago
        What I see is what I see. And this car is boring, and reminds me of a used soap bar
        • 3 Years Ago
        You honestly believe the nonsense you're saying? Go suck on a bar of soap. Seriously tho... how can you say this car looks awful? Are you blind? (and not from looking at the car :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds awesome, just change the chrome paint to flat black and it's a go.
      • 3 Years Ago
      sex on wheels
        • 3 Years Ago
        ...with sexy wheels. Forged deep dish is my kind of pizza.
      • 3 Years Ago
      So sexy...
      • 3 Years Ago
      i have a feeling that this car will disappear to Dubai.
      Wes
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can I get one in black chrome please? :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh my, Nissan, Saab, now this R8. I hope this craze with tin can exterior effects dies off naturally by the next auto show. This one is especially horrible due to polishing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can probably build one up to look very similar to this in Gran Turismo 5 :P
      • 3 Years Ago
      An R8 and a T-1000 Terminator got freaky. Nine months later, the Biturbo was born.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I normally abhor such things as bright polished bodywork, but I'll admit that it shows up the curves of the R8 quite well, IMO. Part of me wants to hate it, but that's effing sexy.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mirror finish? 224 MPH top speed? I guess we can call it 'blindingly fast'?
        • 3 Years Ago
        You forgot to remove your sunglasses, a la David Caruso.
      • 3 Years Ago
      These will be very popular in Dubai.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Needs gold plating for Dubai...
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