Audi R8 MTM V10 Supercharged is a 822 HP Beast: Video

Audi R8 MTM V10 Supercharged

It’s not like the Audi R8 V10 isn’t crazy quick out of the box — but there’s no kill like overkill.

In May, I posted about how the mad scientists at MTM turned a 2021 Audi RS6 into a 1000-horsepower monster, and now, there’s a new video showcasing more of the company’s handiwork. This time, the folks at the Miami-based shop turned their attention to the R8 V10, and as you can imagine, the results were impressive. Thanks to a $35,000 supercharger, this baby is now pumping out a robust 822 horsepower and 523 lb-ft of twist.

Given that the most potent versions of the R8 are “only” packing 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft at the crank, that’s a serious improvement — even if finding a place where you can use the extra poke might prove tricky. Fortunately, even if you’re not smashing through the 200-mph barrier on a runway somewhere, the modifications made to this land rocket give it an unhinged exhaust note that gearheads will love hearing at any speed. Even if their neighbors might not appreciate the extra drama.

According to the description, Auditography posted along with the clip, the addition of the blower means this R8 will rocket from zero to 60 mph in a blistering 2.75 seconds. Other than noting that the stock wheels have been swapped with forged FI-R units from BBS, there’s no mention of precisely what else has been done to the car. Well, other than the custom wrap, that is. But if this were my car, I’d have left the exterior factory, as the graphics are a little too busy for me.

That said? I have to wonder why they MTM went with a supercharger here as opposed to opting for turbos. Given the crazy gains that are possible just by upgrading the snails on the RS6, I would have expected them to take a similar route with the R8. Especially since the folks at Underground Racing have been using twin turbo systems to push the sexy sports coupe into four-digit horsepower territory for years. Am I missing something here? Hit me up and let me know!

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Watch the 1000-HP Audi RS6 MTM Avant Climb the Alps

Audi RS6 Avant

After the tuning wizards at MTM get done with it, the Audi RS6 Avant is packing 1,001 horsepower and 958 lb-ft of torque.

Right out of the box, the Audi RS6 Avant is a beast of a machine, and we’re lucky to have it on our shores. Its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 pumps out a whopping 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of twist, which gets routed to all four corners thanks to Ingolstadt’s famous quattro system. All that poke means it’ll make the sprint from zero to 60 mph in a blistering 3.1 seconds, which is brutally quick, and faster than many purpose-built sports cars.

For some people, brutally quick just isn’t enough however, and for those folks there’s the Audi RS6 MTM Avant. After the wizards at the tuning company get done with it, the already-potent mill is stoked to produce a staggering 1,001 horsepower and 958 lb-ft of torque. As you’d expect, the performance numbers are even more mind-blowing after the treatment. According to MTM, the luxury longroof will now hit 60 in just 2.6 seconds, and if you keep your foot buried, it’ll hit 217 mph.

The massive increase in poke is thanks to a re-worked turbo system, which utilizes larger intake collectors, MTM-fortified snails with larger turbine shafts and a  larger compressor wheel, upgraded boost pressure sensors, and a retuned ECU which removes the factory top-speed governor. From the description on YouTube, it doesn’t even sound like they’ve had to do anything to the internals of the motor, which speaks volumes about how stout the greasy bits are from the factory.

That said, there’s no mention of what — if anything — been done to the transmission, so I’m curious about just how long the stock system will hold up against the almost-50% increase in output. But given the high cost of entry for the car and not-inconsequential funds required for the tuning job, I’m going to assume that they folks who can spring for this level of car aren’t terribly concerned with longevity. Heck, if I had that kind of scratch, I wouldn’t either.

Watch the video below to watch this weapons-grade Audi RS6 Avant go climbing in the Alps, and make sure to turn up your headphones, as this baby sounds like a properly glorious beast when given the beans!

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