Audi has labelled the new Sport Performance Parts R8 as its ‘most capable and focused’ R8 model yet – but there will be a limited production run.
The motorsport-inspired supercar benefits from an array of performance enhancements to its aerodynamics and weight. A wind-tunnel-developed carbonfibre bodykit brings an increase in downforce, generating 52kg at 93mph – double the downforce of the regular R8 – while at its top speed of 205mph it produces 250kg, 100kg more than the standard model.
A large fixed rear wing and an aggressive diffuser are complemented by extended side skirts down the flanks that reach the length of the wheelbase, a bulging splitter at the front and carbon cladding behind the wheel arches designed to direct an efficient flow of clean air.
Weight-saving measures include shaving 8kg off the car thanks to lightweight fully-milled 20-inch wheels, along with an adjustable three-way coilover suspension package with double wishbones and ceramic brake discs plus titanium backing plates.
The 5.2-litre V10 engine produces 602bhp, while a sports exhaust along with a leather-trimmed interior and fitted bucket seats all help give it that sporty cockpit feel.
Only 44 are being made worldwide, with five right-hand-drive examples being allocated for the UK market at £176,650 each.
Pasquale Failla, Business Development Manager at Harrington Luxury Car Finance, said: “This sports-inspired R8 is a stunning model, boasting aesthetic as well as performance-related upgrades. Serving as both a magnificent GT on the road and a powerful force on the track, the limited production run will only make it more appealing.”
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