SB Racing’s Audi R8 – for those who can nonetheless name it that – has been extensively reworked, with a plethora of modifications reworking it right into a monster that shares little or no with a road-going model. Even the glorious-sounding V8 has been changed with one other 4.2-liter V8 from the Audi steady, a twin-turbo unit from the C5-generation Audi RS6. It now produces over 750 hp – a far cry from the unique motor’s 444 hp.
Just like the automobile on which it is primarily based, SB Racing’s creation continues to be mid-engined. A differential borrowed from an Audi S2 is used, whereas a Quaife six-speed sequential transmission sends energy to the rear wheels.
Weighing in at simply 940 kg (2,072 lbs) acceleration actually is not a problem. The featherweight mass is courtesy of a customized construction that makes use of a carbon fiber tub and tubular house body. The pared-back entrance finish replaces the R8’s authentic face, the headlamps, bumper, and grille jettisoned for a no-nonsense, aggressive look with functioning aerodynamic advantages.