Last year, Prior Design announced the PD-GT850 tuning kit for the Audi R8 sports car for the first time. We were very impressed by it and its potential to transform a "simple" R8 into a brutal racing-style car. Now the tuner revisited the kit and came up with a new limited-edition version painted in "Pearl matte white".
This time the kit was designed in cooperation with the guys over Famous Parts which took care of the proper installation of all parts of the body kit and did the rest of the conversion.
Thanks to the new wide-body kit, the PD GT850 is now 6 cm (2.36 inches) broader on the front section and 8 cm (3.14 inches) at the rear one. Combine all this wideness with the new limited serial color "Pearl matte white" and you will get the hell of a sports car.
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Audi R8 PD-GT850 White Phoenix by Prior Design in Detail
The wide-body kit includes a new front apron and an integrated carbon spoiler, new front mudguards and wide, carbon-fiber alternative side covers. On the rear, it adds a huge spoiler and a new rear apron with an integrated carbon diffuser and lateral air inlets.
The car sits on a set of 20-inch, three-part Rotiform forged-alloy wheels wrapped in Continental Sport tires sized 255/30R20 up front and 345/25R20 at the rear. The new wheels are also painted in white and combine with a specially adapted damper system "Magnetic Ride" to help keep the R8 glued to the track.
Famous Parts also installed a new Capristo flap sports exhaust system made of stainless steel and featuring remote control and four-fold sound selection. The tuner is also offering a complex software optimization.
Famous Parts Audi R8 Wide body: White Phoenix!
In cooperation with the aerodynamic specialists of Prior-Design, the company Famous Parts of Ratingen close to Düsseldorf has developed this Audi R8 wide body at customer’s request. While Prior-Design supplied all parts of the coveted GT-850 body kit, the technicians of Famous Parts took care of the proper installation of all parts as well as the remaining conversion works.
The brute GT-850 body kit of Prior-Design puts the sports car from Ingolstadt mightily on the expansion spot. It is now six centimetres broader on the front and eight centimetres broader in the rear than the serial version. On the bodywork, Famous Parts decided against the trend of the times and opted not to do complete wrapping but painted the Audi R8 in the limited serial colour “Pearl matt white“.
The exclusive three-part Rotiform forged alloy wheels now roll in front in 10Jx20 inches with 255/30R20 and in the rear in extremely broad 13.5Jx20 inches with 345/25R20 Continental Sport contact tyres on the four ends of the R8 chassis frame with adaptive damper system “Magnetic Ride“, which was individually adapted by Famous Parts. To match the painting, the outer rims of the Rotiform wheels were wrapped in white.
The driving unit of the Audi R8 was also optimised because Famous Parts installed a premium Capristo flap sports exhaust system here, made of stainless steel including remote control and four-fold sound selection. In addition to this, there was also a complex software optimisation and the company’s own modified air piping system.
Approximately three months have to be reserved for this complex conversion work. All built-in parts can be ordered directly from Famous Parts.
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