It is unlikely that anybody has ever accused the Audi R8 GT of being a slow car, but like everything else on display at the SEMA Show – where the unofficial motto should be "if there's a will, there's a way" – Underground Racing has proven that fast can also get faster. Starting life as a 560-horsepower R8 GT, Underground Racing has developed four stages for the car ranging from a "mild" 700 hp up to a ridiculously wild 1,000-hp version... and that's just on pump gas.

Underground Racing, known for tuning just about any rear-engine supercar, says that the Stage 1 kit is good for 700 hp through the automaker's Quattro all-wheel-drive system on premium gas and 1,000 hp running on race fuel. Stepping up to the Stage 2 kit will drop 850 hp from the pump and 1,200 hp on race fuel. Both the Stage 3 and Race Version kits are rated at 1,000 hp on 93 octane, but while the Stage 3 tops out at 1,200 hp, the Race Version can lay down up to 1,500 hp.

On display at the Nitto Tire booth, the Underground Racing R8 GT Stage 3 came in a beautiful matte red hue with black 19-inch HRE performance wheels wrapped in Nitto Invo tires. No word on pricing for any of the Stage kits, but we're sure if you can afford a $200,000 (base) R8 GT, a little extra isn't going to break your bank.


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      tattersall.jason@
      • 2 Years Ago
      every r8 need a gt3 rear wing!
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I said god damn!
      spinftwin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does it come with a rear bumper, or do you have to drive around looking like Medusa to all the cars you pass?
      Rr778
      • 2 Years Ago
      Disappointing reporting, Kit specs? Turbo? Stock internals? Upgraded awd? Additional cooling? Stock trans?
        NissanGTR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rr778
        Ripped from the Gallardo. These arent fragile engines. They can take a beating with proper tuning.
      k.naz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh, waste of a perfectly built car. Why would you ruin the equation?
        MACE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @k.naz
        for fun, buy two and tune one. but it is always fun to have a monster to use once in a while.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Matte ANYCOLOR is so last week. Enough with the matte colors already.
      Agilis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Okay, so where are the videos of its performance tests? For example test run, dyno runs, etc. Want. To. See/Hear. Now.
        madgamer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Agilis
        http://youtu.be/XuZYRxcTg8M There is a video. You can check out their site for more, just google. They have had kits like this available for the R8 for a while (over a year?) now, so there is plenty out there on it.
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