While North Americans (and perhaps international automotive enthusiasts) were enjoying SEMA, Anderson Germany unleashed their own showstopper, the Race Edition Audi R8 V10. Not only does Anderson Germany’s Audi R8 V10 truly look like a race-inspired beast, but the collection of carbon fiber goods found on it are astonishing and perfectly fitting for Audi’s supercar…. Continue Reading...
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The largest tuner of Audi and Volkswagen models in Europe, ABT Sportsline has yet to really break into the U.S. market. They do, however, seem to have a plan in place, with Florida-based GGI signed on as a distributor, helping them make a big splash at SEMA by grabbing eyeballs with their new R8 GT-R… Continue Reading...
Created to celebrate 30 years of Quattro, the Q5 Custom Concept also serves to bring attention to Audi‘s expanded line of Audi Genuine Accessories – which now includes everything from new wheels to illuminated floor mats. Originally unveiled at the Volkswagen GTI Wörthersee Tour in Austria, that tuner-friendly group is as close as you come… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
A few days ago we revealed that Stasis engineering would debut its 710-hp R8 Spyder in the Audi booth at SEMA and now Stasis has released full details on three more vehicles that will appear at their own booth. Stasis will be bringing several of their Signature Series-tuned vehicles, showing off to the world just… Continue Reading...
ABT Sportsline has teamed up with their North American Distributor, GGI European Tuning, to release 25 limited edition Audi R8 GT R‘s to the public. The official North American debut will take place at this year’s SEMA Show. The popular Volkswagen and Audi tuner, ABT Sportsline, has taken the 5.2L FSI R8 to a whole… Continue Reading...
Is the Audi TT-RS’s 360-hp and 174 mph top speed not enough for you? German powerhouse tuner MTM decided it clearly wasn’t enough for them and their customers. The result is a 472-hp turbocharged 5-cylinder bullet that’s already hit 194 mph out at Italy’s Nardo test track. And just to show their tuning prowess and… Continue Reading...
PPI Automotive has taken the Audi R8 V10 and overhauled it into the limited edition Razor GTR-10. With modifications from bumper to bumper, including performance, suspension and aesthetics, it’s a complete package for those that find the standard V10 model too mundane. Horsepower has increased from 525-hp to 601-hp, plus there’s 417 ft-lbs of torque… Continue Reading...
Audi‘s S5 has becoming one of our favorites. There’s classy yet bold exterior styling and a potent powerplant under the hood that makes it a thrill to drive. Unfortunately, however, our S5 is packed with a 4.2L V8 while our overseas friends get the more tunable 3.0L V6 supercharged powerplant we have in the S4…. Continue Reading...
We love finding examples of nicely tuned cars from all over the world and sharing them with you. Here’s an Audi TT we stumbled upon that was built by Craft, a custom car shop out in Japan, featuring a fine collection of German-built products. The result is a very aggressive looking Audi sporting a full… Continue Reading...
In case you can’t tell, all you have to do is take an exotic (or luxury) car, wrap it in matte black and the internet will immediately go nuts about it. There’s just something so sinister and so menacing when you go and take a car like the Audi R8 and rewrap the entire car… Continue Reading...
ABT Sportsline has been tinkering around with Audi‘s newest TT-RS for a while now, debuting a power package back in September 2009 that helped put down 420-hp from the roadster. An 80-hp increase from the factory 340-hp, most would think that would be enough to keep everyone happy. But ABT Sportsline wouldn’t be ABT Sportsline… Continue Reading...
Oh Audi A1, where art thou? While we Americans sit around and wait for the second generation A1 to launch, the fortunate ones in Europe are already getting their hands quite dirty with the MINI competitor. Senner Tuning has been fast out of the gate with their version and we’re just fuming with jealousy that… Continue Reading...
While we’re still anxiously awaiting the release of Audi‘s RS5 in America, tuners in Germany have already gotten their hands dirty with the car and finding gobs of horsepower with very little effort. While the stock 450-hp figure already seems potent enough, especially given how beautiful the RS5’s styling is, SKN has already taken the… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
What’s that you say? You’re tired of news about modified versions of the BMW X6? Well we have a treat in store for you! JE Design has transformed the Audi Q7 to a menacing SUV that could possibly rival BMW’s X6 in the looks department. But even with a 20 percent increase in horsepower (from… Continue Reading...
Even though the current generation Audi RS6 is being discontinued, Cargraphic has decided that now is an opportune time to give those owners something to look forward to. Tuned wagons are some of our favorite vehicles, especially since no one ever expects it and they look absolutely killer when done right. Having 656-hp to back… Continue Reading...
Heffner Performance is all about tuning luxury and exotic vehicles to maximize their performance. Recently they had the opportunity to team up with Roger Miller and TDC Motorsports to install their coveted twin turbo kit on an Audi R8 at Miller Motorsports Park. While Heffner Performance was working on twin turbocharging the R8 beast, PPI… Continue Reading...
You have to love a country where you’re legally allowed to drive 280 km/h (174 mph) on the street. And that’s just what German tuner MTM has done with its new Audi RS6 Clubsport model. Plus, they videotaped the experience to share it with the world. And we’re thankful they did. Hitting a speed of… Continue Reading...
Audi has been doing a fantastic job pushing rival competitor BMW’s buttons. Their newest generation A4/A5 is a perfect contender to BMW’s 3-series and arguably has much more attractive body lines. Both the A4 and A5 as much more aggressive in nature than the subdued BMW E90/E92/E93. But one thing Audi definitely doesn’t have yet… Continue Reading...
Well well, ABT Sportsline didn’t waste any time on this one did they? Even though Audi just released the 2011 A8, ABT already has a fantastic tuning package available for it. The German Audi-tuner says their A8 is a sports car in a classy outfit and we can’t help but to agree. Let’s start with… Continue Reading...
At the annual “Wörthersee Tour” GTI meet in Austria, Audi is aiming to make an impression with VW owners by showcasing seven custom versions of its new A1 model. Along with six “tuner” models is an Amalfi White A1 featuring Audi’s new Competition Kits. The A1 “competition kit legends interior plus” model not only features… Continue Reading...
The engineers at MTM are self-crazed Audi fanatics. Even though they tune other lines of automobiles including VW, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini, KTM, Spyker and Porsche, their roots date back to the early days of Audi quattro technology. The founder of the company was actually an engineer on the team developing the famed Audi five-cylinder… Continue Reading...
We brought you a selection of sneak peak photos of the ABT R8 GTR yesterday, but today the embargo has lifted and we can reveal all. The ABT team has taken their DTM Championship knowledge and applied it to the R8, creating a light-weight and ultra-powerful “GTR” version that is actually street legal. The car… Continue Reading...