For Audi‘s first ever appearance at SEMA they couldn’t have picked a more impressive car. Knowing full-well that this is an aftermarket show, they decided to avoid over-the-top aero kits in favor of some serious performance courtesy Stasis Engineering.
The boys at Stasis certainly had their work cut out for them, however, when tasked to build an even more potent version of the V10-powered R8 Spyder. But they did just that, strapping a supercharger to the 5.2-liter engine and upping the drop-top’s output to 710-hp – an increase of 185-hp.
Stasis isn’t just about big horsepower numbers however and so true to their mandate, the Stasis team reworked all performance areas of the car, adding lighter 20-inch forged wheels and even manufacturing a new exhaust system that weighs 30-lbs less than the stock unit. As for those wheels, they’re part of the Stasis Signature Series line and weigh 27 percent less than the factory rollers.
Other performance aspects that Stasis has improved upon include braking with lightweight 2-piece 390-mm rotors up front and 355 rotors in the rear, while stiffer springs and new anti-rolls bars lower the ride height and improve handling, while retaining the factory smooth ride quality.
What might be the most important aspect, especially for owners of high-priced German exotics, is that Stasis covers its parts with a 4-year/50,000 mile warranty.