Mansory RS7 is 769 BHP of Unassuming Aggression

The work of Mansory on the latest and greatest of European high-performance machines can simply be described as controversial. The benefits of extra power cannot be denied, though.

Mansory Extravagance

We’ve come to know Mansory for their gnarly, sometimes outrageous redesigns of beautiful German performance machines. A liberal use of carbon fiber parts all around their vehicles, along with a host of other types of often unnecessary bling has been tuner’s DNA. With their latest Audi RS7 creation, though, it seems they’ve chosen to take a slightly less flashy approach, as in-your-face as that front bumper cover design may be on its own!

Forged Carbon

The renderings show an aggressively styled rear diffusor that retains a small amount of the Audi’s OEM character. The round dual tail pipes have been replaced with angular quad exits. The lower end of the apron visibly features forged carbon, which is the material that nearly all the exterior additions are made of. A few subtle blue accents provide a welcome contrast from the grey.

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Blue On the Inside

Speaking of the blue, opening the doors will reveal a crazy amount of blue leather. The majority of the surfaces on the dashboard, as well as a decent portion of the seats, door panels, and the steering wheel are covered with the eccentric color. Signature Mansory quilted material can be found all around the cabin, too. Oh and let’s not forget about the additional carbon-fiber trim that makes its way inside.

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Performance Gains

Though the folks at Mansory may have been able to contain themselves with the styling mods, they went all out with upgrades under the hood. With modified turbochargers, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powering the RS7 gets a bump from the factory 592 horsepower to a whopping 769 horses of output. These gains shave a whole 0.6 seconds off the 0-60 acceleration time of the monstrous Audi, bringing it down to 3.0 seconds from the stock car’s 3.6.

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Maxton Design Bodykit Tuned R8

Otto Winter accomplished his dream of owning an Audi R8 and soon transformed it into an even more compelling vehicle with a litany of performance and aesthetic parts.

A New Animal

“When I first saw the car in person I couldn’t really believe it,” relayed Otto Winter to Fast Car, “It looked like a Ferrari or Lamborghini with an Audi badge on it.” Winter refers, of course, to the famed Audi R8 which debuted circa 2003 in Frankfurt, Germany as a road-going version of the high-powered Le Mans car. “I grew up loving and believing in the Audi brand and the R8 was like a vindication, a reward to Audi guys proving to everyone something we had always known, that our cars were truly world class.” But the debut of the R8 was only the beginning for Winter reports Fast Car.

Photo: Fast Car

Dream Realized

Seeing as the R8 cost more than just a few years’ salaries, Winter opted to hop into a modded RS6 C7. “It took a long while before I could put myself in a position to trade the RS for the R8, but I made getting one a motivational goal,” shared Winter. The trade finally happened in 2017. Winter states that he was able to secure a 2015 R8 in Ibis White with less than 1300 miles on the clock. On top of having finally acquired one, Winter was quite excited about the color stating “for me, it’s the best color they come in, it really shows off the amazing lines of the car.”

Photo: Fast Car

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Off to Austria

Nearly immediately after purchasing, Winter handed his crown jewel over to Austrian tuners Puffy Performance. “I’ve worked quite a bit with the guys on my previous cars and they always know what to do and how to do it. We had my old RS6 tuned to just over 750hp with the handling and wild exhaust note to match,” said Winter, also stating that he knew he could trust them.

Photo: Fast Car

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Roadie Turned Racer

“The whole idea behind modifying the car was to blend the supercar scene with the tuning scene, I wanted the car to have a real hard-edged race car style with extreme power and the looks to match.” In keeping with that vision, Puffy Performance put together a custom exhaust for Winter that he states sounds “exactly the same as an F1 car at wide-open throttle.”

Photo: Fast Car

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Putting in the Work

For the bodywork, Winter contracted UK-based Maxton Design. Maxton worked in the rear wing and custom side skirts. “Certainly the most difficult part of the project was the front bumper. It’s a factory GT3 item and tracking one down took a lot of work, aside from that, being a works racecar part it was never designed to bolt onto a streetcar.”

Photo: Fast Car

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More Than a Streetcar

Lastly, Winter made sure to throw in some R8 GT full carbon bucket seats, a custom rear diffuser, splitter, tinting on the LEDs, and a Neidfaktor steering wheel. Oh, and you can’t forget the air suspension installed by Dumped GmbBH and paired to a set of Vossen LC2-C1s. Some serious work went into creating this one-of-a-kind ride. And Otto Winter ought to be proud of the results. 

Photo: Fast Car

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Project Rosemeyer Was Audi’s 8.0-liter 700BHP Supercar

Audi’s project Rosemeyer was a concept mid-engine super car that was unveiled back in 2000. It paved the way, in many respects, for the VW Group’s ventures in the super car realm,

Project Rosemeyer

At a time that we now recall as somewhat of a turning point for the Audi brand, the manufacturer showed off an extraordinary concept car. Introduced to the world in the year 2000, the Audi Project Rosemeyer was the design exercise that provided a look into the future. 

Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future

The concept car, a jaw-dropping wonder in its time, features a distinct art deco style that pays homage to the classic Auto Union racers of pre-WWII. The Project Rosemeyer, displays a front grille that closely resembles those of the old race cars. Amazingly, it is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine, with a claimed 700 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque.  

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Simplicity Wins

Inside the cabin, Project Rosemeyer’s interior styling very much follows an ideology of simplicity. The design echoes the art deco vibe of the exterior. But a close inspection of the details and features of the cockpit will reveal design themes that are still very much current in the automotive industry, especially with high-end and high-performance automobiles.

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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.

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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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