10th May, 2011:
STaSIS, the North American Volkswagen performance specialist,
have just revealed their latest upgrade for the R8 4.2 V8.
Just like the Extreme
Challenge Edition package for the R8 V10 - which the company
unveiled earlier in the year - the Extreme Challenge Edition
for the V8 R8 is the company's most potent upgrade.
The STaSIS Audi R8 V8 Extreme Challenge Edition package includes
upgrades to the engine, exhaust, brakes, suspension and wheels.
Engine Upgrades: Eaton / Magnusson TVS 1900 supercharger
running 7.5 psi of boost, independent charge cooler system to
ensure consistent high power output, CNC billet alloy machined
intake plenum for durability and strength, high performance
STaSIS ECU remap - performance increases to 540 bhp and 435
lb-ft (590 Nm) of torque. That's more than the standard R8 V10
can muster, and 120 hp more than the standard R8 V8.
Exhaust: 3.0 inch TIG welded and individually numbered
stainless steel, cross-flow exhaust system with reduced back
pressure for improved power and efficiency.
Brakes: Alcon 390mm front / 355mm rear with two piece
Suspension: Lowering springs to improve handling and
give a more aggressive appearance while retaining ride quality,
matched bump stops, factory 'drive select' feature retained.
Wheels: 9.5 x 20 inch ultra-lightweight forged aluminium
front, 12 x 20 inch forged aluminium rear with high performance
low profile tires.
With its new high-performance components the STaSIS Audi R8
V8 Extreme Challenge Edition completes the 0-60 mph sprint in
just 3.6 seconds. That's a fraction of a second quicker than
the standard R8 V10, and eight-tenths of a second quicker than
the standard R8 V8.
Similar and related vehicles:
2011 STaSIS Audi R8 V10 Challenge Extreme Edition
2009 Abt Audi R8 5.2 V10
2009 PPI Razor GTR Audi R8