Two days ago we reported that Audi would be coming to the SEMA Show for the first time. Today, we have information on one of the models to be presented in Las Vegas. Meet the Audi R8 Spyder tuned by STaSIS Engineering.
The newly tuned R8 V10 Spyder has been supercharged to deliver an incredible 710 hp and 523 lb-ft of torque. That translates into a 0-60mph sprint in just 3.1 seconds, a significant improvement over the 4.1 seconds needed in the standard version. Adding that much more power from than standard 525hp engine meant that the tuner had to add lightweight high-performance brakes and upgraded wheels and tires to complete the package. A throaty exhaust also adds a little something as you will hear the boost before you even get a chance to experience it.
Now, it’s time for the bubble burst. The R8 V10 Spyder being presented at SEMA will be a one-of-a-kind model created especially for the show. Customers will receive different versions of the souped up Spyders.
Other models being presented by STaSIS are a S5 Cabriolet updated to 410 HP, a 310 HP Q5, and a S4 that gets an extra 80 HP, an aggressive suspension, and a customer-tunable quad-outlet exhaust.
UPDATE 12/02/10:We just got a hold of a video produced by the folks over at The Smoking Tire taking StaSis Engineering’s tuned up Audi R8 Spyder out for a spin. It’s a definite must-watch so you guys better head on over past the jump and check out the video. Hat tip to Smoking Tire!
Press release after the jump.
STaSIS Engineering will showcase its latest race-bred high-performance Audis at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show on November 2 through 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Debuting at SEMA in the Audi of America booth will be the 710-hp supercharged STaSIS Signature Series R8 V10 Spyder. The STaSIS Signature Series S5 cabriolet and Q5 SUV will be introduced in the STaSIS booth, appearing alongside the STaSIS Signature Series S4. These vehicles feature the same performance-enhancing brake, suspension, and driveline products as the entire STaSIS line for sedans and sports cars. Sold at Audi dealers nationwide, the STaSIS portfolio also includes a STaSIS version of Audi’s popular A4 that improves performance by nearly 25 percent, as well as performance-enhancing parts for TT, S5, S4, A6, A5, and A3 models, all with a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.
“Customers have several options to personalize their Audi vehicles, from factory-installed to dealer-installed options,” says Jeff Kuhlman, Chief Communications Officer of Audi of America. “STaSIS exhibits an exciting third option, an aftermarket solution for the all-new R8 Spyder. This represents a high level of content that is a technically sound complement to an already fantastic supercar.”
“STaSIS was built on a history of racing excellence and no-compromise performance solutions,” said Paul Lambert, president of STaSIS. “SEMA gives us an opportunity to showcase our passion—delivering racing technologies to enthusiasts so they can experience the excitement of exotic car ownership in their daily driver.”
STaSIS R8 V10 Spyder
A STaSIS supercharged R8 V10 Spyder delivers an incredible 710 hp and 523 lb-ft of torque, and rockets from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. A throaty exhaust, lightweight high-performance brakes and upgraded wheels and tires round out the Signature Series package. STaSIS offers the only supercharger kit available in the world with a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty. Visitors to SEMA will get to see a one-of-a-kind R8 V10 created especially for the show.
STaSIS S5 Cabriolet
The STaSIS Signature Series S5 cabriolet enhances performance from 333 to 410 hp and adds 26 lb-ft of torque. An upgraded exhaust, a high-performance suspension, and six-piston Alcon monobloc calipers improve performance, agility, and stopping power.
The STaSIS Signature Series Q5 includes options that boosts factory performance to 310 hp. Add heightened acceleration, handling, and braking power to the Q5’s rugged usability and you get a tough and aggressive, yet refined vehicle that is unique in the sports utility market.
Improving power by nearly 80 hp over the factory sedan, the STaSIS S4 includes an aggressive suspension and a customer-tunable quad-outlet exhaust in addition to Alcon brakes and upgraded wheels and tires. Like all STaSIS models, the STaSIS S4 balances performance with comfort and reliability, backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.