It was only last year that PPI Razor unveiled the GTR-10, an update package based on the Audi R8 V10 version. Their package increased the total output of the Audi to an impressive 600 HP, but that accomplishment didn’t seem to be enough for the German tuner. They have now moved on to squeeze 800 HP from the R8 and not from its V10, but rather from the V8 version. Now that’s an upgrade!
In order to achieve such a monstrous update, PPI adapted the engine to get a better compression ratio and a stronger resistance of the first and second gear. That, plus an adjustment of the ECU and two R48 Bi-Centrifugal Superchargers with magnetic coupling, the V8 engine’s output has been increased from 420 HP to 801 HP with a peak torque raised to 634 lbs-ft. The air intake system has also been altered to include a special sport air filter in a Carbon Fiber air box for optimal air flow.
Getting double the amount of power out of the smaller V8 engine has undoubtedly boosted the sports car’s performance numbers. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 2.9 seconds, while top speed goes up to a super car mark of 217 mph. The beautiful sounds coming out of the engine can be heard through the PPI Dual Inlet Sport Exhaust specifically designed and optimized to work with the supercharging system in the R8.
The package also includes numerous aerodynamic updates that can be added to match up the exterior with the heart-thumping metal found under the hood. What’s not available as of yet is the price for this insane package, but we can’t imagine these modifications will come cheap.