R8 V10 Plus Wears PD800 Widebody Aero Kit

Vivid Racing recently put together this gorgeous Audi R8 V10 build with a complete Prior Design body kit and Brixton Wheels.

Project Audi R8 V10

Unveiled on the Vivid Racing Youtube channel, the builder’s project Audi R8 V10 shows off a wild, aggressive aerodynamic kit for the fiery red R8 that takes its supercar aesthetic to the next level. Vivid Racing has been keeping us updated with the progress of the build since the early stages. And the final product is undeniably impressive.

3 Inches Wider on Each Side

The Prior Design kit includes a restyled front end, a custom hood, widened front and rear fenders, side skirts, and a diffusor. It may not look like it at first glance, but this kit gives the already low and wide proportions of the R8 an extra 3 inches of width on each side! It gives the mid-engine Audi a track-ready look that matches the screaming V10’s energy.

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Brixton Forged Wheels

Having completed the body transformation, the folks at Vivid Racing had to turn their attention to the rolling stock. We all know wheels can make or break the overall aesthetic of a sports car. To find a set of wheels that complement the R8’s newfound extra oomph, Vivid Racing partnered up with Brixton Forged, who provided the brushed bronze wheels, measuring 9×20 inches at the front and 12.5×21 inches at the rear.

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Fully-Optioned RS7 Sportback Costs a Whopping $235K!

The owner of this RS7 went all-out and ticked every box, doubling the car’s MSRP.

By Brett Foote – September 1, 2021

Fully-Optioned RS7 Sportback Costs a Whopping $235K!

Fully-Optioned RS7 Sportback Costs a Whopping $235K!

Fully-Optioned RS7 Sportback Costs a Whopping $235K!

Fully-Optioned RS7 Sportback Costs a Whopping $235K!

Fully-Optioned RS7 Sportback Costs a Whopping $235K!

Fully-Optioned RS7 Sportback Costs a Whopping $235K!

Maxed Out

There’s no denying that the latest Audi RS7 is an amazing machine. It has absolutely gorgeous styling, a luxurious interior, and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that cranks out 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, which will propel it to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds. But even though pricing starts out at around $114,000, ticking the right boxes got this one’s sticker price up to €200,000, or around $235k USD, as YouTuber Auditography found out after spending some time with the car recently.

Photos: Audi

Dazzling Spec

For comparison’s sake, the Audi R8 starts out at $142,700, and even the V10 Performance version comes in at just under $200k. Regardless, there’s no denying that this RS7 spec is simply amazing, particularly when finished in that dazzling Daytona Matte Gray exterior color, a nearly $4,000 option all by itself. The car is also currently up for sale at Audi Malmo in Sweden.

Photos: Audi

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Black Carbon

Then there are the blacked-out badges and carbon-fiber exterior trim, which are part of the Carbon Optic package that costs $6,650. It also includes 22″ 5-V-spoke structured design anthracite finish wheels and 285/30 summer performance tires.

Photos: Audi

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Other Niceties

Other niceties include ceramic brakes with red-painted calipers, a head-up display, a panoramic glass roof, a matching leather airbag cover, RS Design Package with red accents, the Parking Assistance Package, rear sunshade, Audi PreSense, and Valcona leather seats with ventilation up front and heat for all.

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Additional Options

The options list continues with HD matrix LED headlights with Audi’s laser light feature, matte carbon-fiber decorative inserts, a black Alcantara headliner, tinted windows, night vision, Bang & Olufsen’s 3D audio system, and servo-assisted doors for easy closing.

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Only Takes One

This RS7 Sportback is indeed an incredible spec of what is already an incredible car, but it’s hard to fathom someone paying double the car’s starting price for all of these goodies. Regardless, as they say, it only takes one, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it find a home eventually.

Photos: Audi

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FC Bayern Players Receive New E-Tron GT And RS E-Tron GT

Bayern Munich players got to experience their new company cars on the race track, with the help of Formula E champions.

Audi and Soccer

Audi has a history of sponsoring and supporting the best of the best of Europe’s soccer teams and top-notch players. Having world-class players show up in style in the latest Audi models serves all parties. For the auto manufacturer, it’s a great opportunity to create brand association between Audi’s high-end products and the aspirational nature of being a superstar athlete. For the players, it helps to grow their personal brands. And it never hurts to get a free Audi as a perk of the job!

Excitement All Around

Excitement about the partnership was shared by the top executive at Audi Henrik Wenders. “When imagination and passion come together, great achievements are the result. This equally applies to our partner FC Bayern as it does to Audi,” he remarked. “The Audi e-tron GT and Audi RS e-tron GT are the epitomai of intelligent performance. These models are already shaping the future of the Audi brand. So it makes perfect sense that these brand ambassadors would join forces with FC Bayern’s brand ambassadors to show how both brands are committed to progress together.”

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RSQ E-Tron is Audi’s 671-HP Offroad Racer

Audi aims to bring the electric drive RSQ E-Tron to Dakar and put it to the test against gasoline-powered competition in the most extreme conditions.

History In Racing

With Audi’s ultra-successful history in rally racing, and their recent investment in EVs and Formula E, bringing an electric-powered off-road racer to the mix at Dakar seems like a natural direction for the company. But the manufacturer isn’t taking the conventional route into the competition. And the futuristic look of the RSQ E-Tron further prove that point.

RSQ E-Tron

The Audi RSQ E-tron is engineered to highlight the advantages of the company’s electric drive capabilities. However, given the fact that there are no charging stations in the middle of the desert, they had to figure an alternative charging method into the vehicle. And that comes courtesy of a trusty old internal combustion engine.

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Electric Motors and Internal Combustion

In addition to having a 50kWh battery and one electric motor for each axle, the race car also comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder motor. This unit is borrowed from the RS5 Turbo DTM. The electric motors are carried over from the formidable Audi E-Tron FE07 Formula E race car.

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Looking For Efficiency

The engine serves as a generator for the battery. It activates the third motor, which in turn adds electricity. This electricity regeneration motor also works as a energy recovery system while braking. Instead of letting the kinetic energy dissipate into heat under braking, the system will harness that energy and return it to the battery to be used by the driving motors.

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Advantages of Electric Power

It may seem like an uphill battle for Audi at first glance. In reality, the electric drive system actually brings massive advantages to the table. Most importantly, the lack of traditional axles and differentials means the output to the wheels can be adjusted electronically. This allows the engineers to program the car to be operating more efficiently and more intelligently throughout the race. Plus, the system saves a lot of weight.

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867 WHP TT RS Wants More

The Audi TT RS platform possesses unbelievable potential. And one owner has set out to find the limits of the little sports car.

Underrated Potential

The Audi TT has always been an underappreciated platform. Few understand the true potential of the compact Audi sports car. When the TT RS was introduced to the world back in 2012, the manufacturer gave us a glimpse of what the car is capable of. On paper, the TT RS is the perfect mix of daily driving comfort and the capability of spirited weekend driving fun. But as folks like Keith Dempsey, the owner of this monstrous TT RS would tell you, it has the potential for so much more than that.

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Getting Back on the Horse

He was enjoying all that the Audi had to offer for a couple of years. But sadly, his fun was cut short when the car was totaled in an accident. Amazingly, Dempsey didn’t take much time to mourn. He decided to purchase his second TT RS only 2 days after the incident. And that’s how he came to start his quest for improving the platform in every way.

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Quest For 1,000 HP

His goal from the start was to reach the 1,000-horsepower mark. But he didn’t want to lose the driving feel of the TT RS. The manual transmission wasn’t going anywhere, and neither were any of the creature comforts. With the objective of keeping all the major modifications under the skin, Dempsey began rebuilding the motor with reinforced internals. 

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Added Boost

Increasing the boost and fuel injection were the natural next steps. A Xona Rotor 9567 turbocharger takes care of the added boost. And a Walbro 450 pumps in as much fuel as the powerful motor needs. The process wasn’t completely free of challenges. But Dempsey managed to get through it all, ending up with this beast of a power plant. Running on E85 and with 40 lbs of boost, the 5-cylinder mill was clocked on the dyno at 867 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque at the wheels.

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Ready For the Race Track

With the power figured out, Dempsey knew he had to make improvements to the car’s chassis and suspension as well. Wanting to extract the most performance out of the car on track days, he upgraded the suspension to KW DDC coilovers. Sway bars were added for stiffness and the braking system got a complete overhaul. A limited-slip diff was also added to the mix. Dempsey is happy with his current setup, but he’s always looking for more improvement. As we all know, a project car is never quite finished.

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