The V10 powered Audi R8, developing 525 horsepower, is a fast car, but if you are world-known tuner and you have worked before with Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Dodge Viper or Ford GT, than you are one of the people who think the R8 needs more.
The famous car tuner has presented its own version of the R8, which is now developing 200 horsepower more than stock, with a total of 725, most of them “caught” by “playing” with the twin Garret GT35R turbochargers, which are now set at 6 psi.
“To date I would have to say that this is the most refined aftermarket twin turbo car that I have ever experienced. Exhaust noise levels can be quieted down to near stock levels with the larger mufflers and can be a bit louder with the smaller mufflers. We have worked with the guys at the European Performance Labs to engineer the engine calibration and the job that they did is nothing short of spectacular. Power delivery is very smooth and linear and the whisper of spooling turbos makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck”, said Heffner.
The kit for the R8 also comes with a 12-month or 12.000-mile warranty on the Heffner-built components. Even if an R8 isn’t what you could call a cheap car, if you want to get one it would probably be more interesting to spend a few dollars more to get past the 200 mph mark.