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 |  Nov 02 2010, 5:00 PM


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.

GALLERY: Stasis Engineering Audi R8 Spyder


 |  Oct 21 2010, 8:53 PM


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 how great customized Audis can look and perform. An S5 Cabriolet will feature performance modifications that help it put out 410-hp instead of the factory 333-hp. These upgrades also enhance torque by 26 ft-lbs and SEMA visitors will be able to admire the six-piston Alcon calipers up close and personal. For the SUV lovers out there, Stasis’ Audi Q5 puts out 310-hp with upgrades to its handling and braking capabilities. Lastly, the popular S4 sedan has close to 80-hp more than the factory to go along with its suspension and brake upgrades.

Stasis Engineering products are all sold at Audi dealerships nationwide, offering up to a 25-percent increase in performance for various Audi models. This is in addition to their suspension, brake and driveline enhancing products. All Stasis Engineering products installed by a certified Audi dealership are backed with a 4-year, 50,000-mile warranty. (No wonder they’ve got such a good relationship with the folks at Audi corporate).

Look for photos of all the Stasis vehicles with AutoGuide’s complete coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show starting November 2nd. Until then, check out our SEMA Preview here.

Official press release available after the break.

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 |  Oct 19 2010, 1:58 PM

For the first time ever, Audi will officially have a presence at the SEMA Show this year. Taking place in Las Vegas from November 2nd to 5th, Audi is planning to draw crowds with its autonomous TTS Pikes Peak car, a custom R8 Spyder modified by Stasis Engineering and a selection of vehicles outfitted with, “a sophisticated lineup of After Sales and electronics products that enhance connectivity and entertainment.”

In total, Audi will have on hand six vehicles, although the Stasis R8 will no doubt steal the show with a supercharger mated to the 5.2-liter V10 making 710-hp!

As for the Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak car, Audi plans a demonstration with the vehicle outside of the convention center on the 2nd.

AutoGuide will be on hand with full coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show starting November 2nd. Until then, check out our SEMA Preview here.

Official release after the jump:

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