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ZeroK66

What are the options on the R8 V8 to get the power up?

So... super cars have never interested me for a number of reasons...

1.  Too flash
2.  Too expensive
3.  Too slow... when compared to our toys
4.  Tend to be NA & RWD - dulll, well actually the opposite - maybe a bit too much fun/lively for me

Then comes MRC getting decent numbers out of the V8 supercharged... suddenly the R8 v8 becomes a very interesting car.  4WD and not as flashy as most cars in its league.

So question is... will the MRC style s/c fit/work?  I have seen turbo kits out there... hate to think what they cost... but that would be the ultimate!  A turbo v8 R8 *dribble*
scoobydood

Not sure about how to get the power up - but you can definitely make them faster.

For example... towing an R8 with your B5
sonny

There is a twin-turbo V8 kicking about. There is a lot more space in the engine compartment for  s/c /turbos. something that the B7 RS4 is deprived of.

Can imagine how much fun the R8 would be.
ddidds

scoobydood wrote:
Not sure about how to get the power up - but you can definitely make them faster.

For example... towing an R8 with your B5


now that is rude and cruel and...true !  
MarkB

Start with a V10. Much better engine IMO
scoobydood

MarkB wrote:
Start with a V10. Much better engine IMO


Yep. 1200hp sounds okish http://www.undergroundracing.com/vehicles/audi-r8-v10
ddidds

that must be an insane car though !
ZeroK66

MarkB wrote:
Start with a V10. Much better engine IMO


Start at 80k instead of 60k & with no clear modification path.... the v8 is known well & be easy/cheap(ish) to mod?
supersi

http://www.autops.co.uk/index.asp


these guys have a few options, are very rated by a few guys i know too with r8's
confusionhunter

yea... id be thinking V8 with an MRC tried and tested supercharger kit.... we know thats good for 650 bhp....
that very kit makes B6 S4s much more appealing to me too...!
xyber

http://www.stasisengineering.com/...rdware/supercharger-r8-v8-42-2008

Higher compression, bigger handicap to start from

Underground Racing turbo kits are hugely expensive!! $30k to $100+k depending on spec
ZeroK66

See stasis do a charger for the v10... 710HP!  $60k.  They only get 540 out of the v8 charged.  Be interesting to see results from MRCs larer v8 charger... if they make 600 that would be a winner... add some NOS - BOOM!
xyber

Looks like APS are the UK dealer for VF Engineering kits. Stasis kits appear to be just a rebranded version
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