Typically, when we hear about vehicles climbing up to speeds of over 200 mph, we think of high performance vehicles like the Bugatti Veyron or the SSC Tuatara. Not once have we ever thought of a small car like the Audi A1 achieving such a feat. It was probably this assumption that led tuning firm, MTM, to completely make over the A1 so that it became a snarling speed machine, capable of hitting a top speed of 201 mph at the Nardo Highspeed Test.
Every year, modified supercars head on over to the Nardo test track to see what they are capable of, but this year, MTM’s Audi A1 decided to crash the party and show the 9FF Porsche 911 GT3, MKB McLaren SLR, G-Power BMW M3, and SpeedArt Porsche Cayenne Turbo just how it’s done. With an MTM tuning package consisting of various upgrades, the A1 delivers a total of 500 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque. 500 HP! When equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox and limited slip differential, the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of the aforementioned 201 mph.
Adding a few more bells and whistles to the heart-thumping power, MTM gave the small car a new set of 18" MTM bimoto rims with a 9-spoke race design, a new set of MTM-Spacers (20 mm per axle), upgraded brakes, and a lowered suspension.
And to think, just one year ago, MTM released their new package for the A1 that had no type of engine upgrades. It may have taken them a year to get the engine tweaks just right, but the result was certainly worth the wait. That is, if anyone plans on racing an Audi A1 anytime soon.
The Top Marques Monaco isn’t just for luxury and super car automakers to display their newest creations; no, this event gets its fair share of tuning projects too. One project blindingly taking center stage in Monaco is this Audi R8 V10 by MTM. The German tuner took special care to prepare this sports car, S.W.A.T. style.
The Audi R8 V10 S.W.A.T Edition by MTM is based on the firm’s latest Biturbo version of the R8 that features a 5.0L V10 engine delivering an impressive 777 hp. This is just enough power to sprint the MTM R8 from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, from 0 to 124 in 9.37 seconds, and allow it to hit a top speed of 217 mph. This special Audi R8 V10 S.W.A.T Edition features a 100% chrome wrap combined with a S.W.A.T theme. Considering S.W.A.T stands for Special Weapons and Tactics, we’re thinking the Audi could be the team’s special weapon.
Of course, it would be impractical to drive this thing to any emergency situation, but maybe it can be a gift for agent of the year or something along those lines. Either way, it is a shining example of what a tuner can accomplish when wanting a vehicle to stand out amongst the more grandoise vehicles at the Top Marques Monaco.
Just a few months ago, we caught wind of a prototype vehicle parked outside of tuning company MTM’s headquarters in Germany. This prototype carried the name Audi R8 V10 BiTurbo and was rumored to pack crazy amounts of power underneath its capable hood. Fast forward to the present and that prototype seems to have developed into a full-fledged tuning package and is headed to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
MTM chose to use the 5.0L V10 engine used on their Audi RS6 Clubsport for this model as well, but the RS6’s 730hp rating still falls short of what MTM accomplished with the R8 BiTurbo. The R8 V10 BiTurbo is now capable of 777 hp and 888 NM of torque. Yep, 777 HP. With these updates, the MTM R8 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, from 0 to 124 in 9.37 seconds, and will hit a top speed of 217 mph.
The engine wasn’t all that was changed though. To get that shiny, mirrored look on the sports car, MTM completely removed its paint and polished it up real nice which took over 700 working hours. An adjustable rear spoiler, a front lip, and MTM Bimoto 20 inch forged rims were also added, as well as some leather on the inside of the R8.
Now that MTM has dazzled everyone with their impressive work on the R8 V10 sports car, we think it’s time to let everyone know that, in order to get this finger-lickin’, suped up Audi, customers will have to dish out $550,000. Yeah, you can pick your jaws up off the floor now.
More details will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
Audirevealed the A7 last year in December, and during its very short time, this is the first time we heard about a tuning proposition for it. To nobody’s surprise, we discovered that the first tuning firm to take a crack at the Audi A7 is no other than MTM.
And as this is the first tuning package for the A7, the changes aren’t as significant as you might have expect. Then again, an extra 40 HP on a diesel A7 is always something to take under consideration.
The only modifications MTM made to the exterior include a new set of Bimoto 9-spoke design alloy wheels and a new diffuser with a 4-tailpipe exhaust system. Significant changes were made under the hood for the 3.0-liter TDI quattro version. Thanks to the revision of the engine electronics, the engine receives an upgrade of 41 HP from 244 to 285 HP. The package is finished by a new set of special wheel spacers (20 or 30 mm round head per axle) and an electronic lowering module.
The Wettstetten/Ingolstadt tuner, MTM, has announced the official details on the RS6 Clubsport package announced a while ago. Thanks to some ECU modifications, the tuner was able to boost the horsepower to an astronomical level. That, in addition to an MTM stainless steel exhaust system, catalyst, and rear silencer (4-pipes, each one 80 mm with throttle valves in 2 pipes and control system), as well as other details and modified high-rev gearing, takes the 5.0 liter V10 engine to an astonishing 730 HP and 860 Nm of torque. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in 11 seconds. The RS6 won’t stop until it hits 217 mph. This was an even bigger jump than we had previously anticipated with this tuning package!
Visually speaking, the Audi RS6 Clubsport seems to have been given access to an MTM height adjustable suspension kit. This kit will allow the driver to lower the vehicle by about 10-45". The tuning package also includes a carbon diffuser, a discreet carbon front spoiler lip, BIMOTO rims in 20” or 21”, and a roll-cage. The interior will be void of any rear seats, but will feature RECARO bucket seats and a 6-point safety harness.
Yes, the car kind of looks like a cross between a yellow and checker cab, but with the type of engine upgrades it has, anyone would be an idiot to not want to drive the hell out of it.
UPDATE 12/13/10: The 730 horsepower beast that is the MTM RS6 Clubsport was recently taken out for a test run by the boys of MTM at the Nardo race track. Their track exploits resulted in some pretty astonishing numbers as the modded RS6 exploded for a top speed of 225mph! All that speed – and power – on a luxury sedan? Consider us mighty impressed!
Press release after the jump. Full story
After ABT and Senner Tuning wrapped their hands around the recently launched Audi A1, German tuner, MTM, decided to have a go with it as well. And even if this first kit does nothing for the hatchback in terms of power, we are pretty confident that MTM will not leave it untouched.
So far MTM has only revealed a set of images for their package, but in these images you can easily see an exterior paint job similar to the one from the MTM Audi RS6 Clubsport, along with a series of subtle modifications. These modifications include a new set of 18" MTM bimoto rims with attractive 9-spoke race design in flawless finish, a new set of MTM-Spacers 20 mm per axle with wheel screws, upgraded brakes, and a lowered suspension.
The tuner has also promised that a series of modifications will be made under the hood ranging from an optimized reprogramming of the control electronics through to the complete conversion of the engine unit.
UPDATE 07/20/2011: It may be a year after this package has debuted, but MTM has finally upgraded the engine for the Audi A1, and it’s a beaut! Every year, modified supercars head on over to the Nardo test track to see what they are capable of, but this year, MTM’s Audi A1 decided to crash the party and show the 9FF Porsche 911 GT3, MKB McLaren SLR, G-Power BMW M3, and SpeedArt Porsche Cayenne Turbo just how it’s done. With the new engine upgrade in the MTM tuning package, the A1 now delivers a total of 500 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque. 500 HP! When equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox and limited slip differential, the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of the aforementioned 201 mph.
UPDATE 12/27/11: MTM’s 500-horsepower Audi A1 is a bonafide hatchback rocket, but how is it going to fare when you line it up against a pair of iconic sports cars in the form of the Porsche 911 and the BMW M3? Check out the video after the jump and find out why the MTM A1 is considered about as explosive as any tuning program we’ve seen in a while. In a word: wow. Full story
German auto tuner MTM’s new tuned up Audi R8, the V10 Bi-Turbo Prototype, made a cameo appearance in front of the company’s headquarters in Germany recently, giving us a look at the car that’s rumored to pack 888 horsepower underneath its hood. Yes, folks. 888 horsepower.
According to a spokesperson for the tuning house, the monstrous R8 has finally reached the conclusion of its developmental stage and is already in the first stages of being unleashed out on track. From what we’ve gathered, this car has performed extraordinarily well for MTM’s obscenely high standards. Should this car be as good as advertised, then you might be looking at one of the fastest, if not the fastest, Audi R8 on the planet.
The car is expected to make its debut to coincide with the tuning firm’s 20th birthday in November so we’ll be sure to keep you updated when MTM finally decides to pull the covers off of the Audi R8 V10 Bi-Turbo Prototype.
The German tuner MTM has unveiled today details on their second package for the Audi TT-RS sports car. While the first one was impressive with its 424 HP, this one is simply amazing: the tuner managed to squeeze an impressive 472 HP from the TT-RS’ engine.
For that the tuner made modifications of the control unit and added a MTM turbo charger and a complete new MTM exhaust system from turbo. The result? 472 HP with 7.000 rpm, a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph - driven in Nardo with Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres on 20-inch bimoto wheels.
The price for the engine upgrade is 14.500€. If you will also opt for the 20-inch bimoto forged rims and the 15-inch brakes with eight-piston calipers you will have to pay an extra 9.973 €. Tuner’s next stop? A TT-rS that will develop 500 HP!
Press release after the jump. Full story
So, you think your Audi TT-RS isn’t as awesome as you thought it was and you can’t put your finger on what it is exactly that you need to add?
Well, we’re going to spare you all the brain-racking difficulties by presenting you a new carbon fiber accessory package for your beloved Audi roadster. This new package is courtesy of the folks over at MTM, the German tuner whose expertise in Audi’s has spawned such creations as the MT RS5, MTM S6 Clubsport, and MTM R8 GT3-2. If any tuning house knows anything about Audis, it’s the boys over at MTM.
In any case, the package includes a rear spoiler and a rear diffuser, both of which are made from carbon fiber. Unfortunately, MTM hasn’t released a price range for their carbon fiber spoiler and diffuser package, although if you look at it attached to the TT-RS, it just might be worth the unknown sticker price it’s going to come in.
German tuner, MTM, knows a thing or two about tuning up an Audi. One of their last projects was the Audi RS6 Clubsport which was an ugly car, but ended up having a sick power boost to the tune of 730hp. Not bad for a car that looked like a cab. Now, MTM is at it again, albeit on a much smaller scale. Their newest project is the Audi RS5 and, though MTM did not increase the 450hp found under the hood, they did adjust it a little to make the car much cooler.
Using a modified MTM motronic computer, MTM is able to ensure that the speed limited is removed from the Audi. The RS5 can now hit a top speed of 188mph compared to the standard 155mph. This upgrade program will cost the consumer 1,499 EUR. Put some extra cash down and the German tuners will add a new exhaust system with throttle valves and two end pipes. The added package also brings Bimoto rims in a 19” or 20” style available in two colors, 20mm spacers, and a TV set. An F cantronic air suspension system will become available soon.