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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.

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 |  Jun 29 2010, 8:54 PM

Now here’s something we’re digging from bumper to bumper. Sport-Wheels out of Germany has built one real clean and killer looking Volkswagen Golf R that they’ve called “The Bull.” It pushes out 330-hp from the factory 270-hp and backs it up with some simple yet functional modifications on the outside and inside the wheel wells.

In addition to the 60-hp upgrade, torque is increased from approximately 260 ft-lbs to 330 ft-lbs, giving the Golf plenty of go from the 2.0L TSI engine. This is achieved through Sport-Wheels’ own ECU upgrade ($975) and turbo-back exhaust system ($2,380). The Golf is lowered with a set of KW V3 coilovers ($1,890) offering both height and dampening adjustability.

On the outside, Sport-Wheels offers a set of 20-inch OZ Ultraleggera HLT wheels in a 8.5-wide variety wrapped with 235/30/20 tires. Standard flat black or silver finish is available for around $3,500 while the interesting glossy red finish is available for close to $4,950.

We’re just loving the simple combination of proven horsepower bolt-ons, a true set of coilover suspension and fitting wheels to set this Golf apart from the crowd. And it’s all done under a reasonable budget!

[Source: E Motor Auto]

GALLERY: Sport-Wheels Volkswagen Golf R Bull

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