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 |  Aug 11 2010, 10:20 PM

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Apparently the factory 525-hp from Audi‘s R8 V10 Spyder isn’t enough for the fine folks at Sport Wheels. They have released a pair of tuning packages to up horsepower depending on the owner’s needs and wants. Their stage one will dial it up to 565-hp and 413 ft-lbs of torque while the second stage pumps out 600-hp and 428 ft-lbs of torque.

The stage 1 upgrade consists of a remapped ECU for the 40-hp bump for a cost of around $1,935. Given the cost of the R8 Spyder, this is actually quite affordable for the performance gains. And if that’s not enough, the stage 2 includes an “ironman muffler,” which we’re just going to guess is a fancy name for a nice sporty exhaust. To reach that famed 600-hp mark you’ll have to dish out $7,570.

Sport Wheels’ Galactic Audi R8 Spyder also sports a set of 20×8.5- and 20×11-inch OZ Ultraleggara HTL wheels with Continental Sport Contact tires. Those run a pretty $5,675. And lastly, a Model 3 HLS 4 coilover kit can be had for $9,450.

Gallery: SPORT WHEELS Galactic Audi R8 Spyder

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Official press release available after the break.

PRESS RELEASE

SPORT-WHEELS, Galactic Audi R8 Spyder with 600 HP

What a thrilling undertaking it would be to drive the Audi R8 Spyder with 600 HP in even more impressive style! The company Sport-Wheels from the city of Hürth, located south of Cologne is under the creative leadership of Christoph Poensgen. Christoph Poensgen has gladly taken on the task of making this wish come true and turning it into a reality. The result is enough to make those with weak constitutions buckle at the knees.

We have given this naturally well-equipped car suitable wheelwork. We have chosen the legendary OZ Ultraleggera HTL and installed 8.5×20 inch wheels with 235/30-20 Conti Sport Contact in the front and 11×20 inch wheels with 305/25-20 in the back. The price of this amazing wheel/tyre combinaton amounts to 4 400 Euros.

To optimise the connection between the vehicle and the asphalt without limiting the driving comfort, we have added a crank angle screw thread of the model 3 HLS4, which costs 7 349 Euros.

A variable plus in power has been made possible by the team from Sport-Wheels: Level 1 is comprised of a change in motor software, increasing the car’s capacity to 565 HP instead of the original 525 HP as well as 560 Nm compared to the previous 530 Nm. Level 1 can be bought for 1 499 Euros.

In the R8 presented here, Level 2 was realised with the following components: An ironman muffler in combination with software, specifically adjusted to the ESD. You can now rev with a brisk 600 HP, while 580 Nm takes its effect on the crank axle. For Level 2, Sport-Wheels charges 5 869 Euros.

If one drive with this car doesn’t leave you speechless – be it from the driving performance, or just the external appearance of the car – then little else will.