The German tuner, MTM, unveiled today the R8 GT3-2 - a Street-legal Audi R8 with rear wheel drive and a total output of 560 HP. And before you go back and reread the last sentence, we did say an R8 with rear wheel drive which is the most amazing thing on the tuned car. It features differential lock and new adjustments, making the R8 GT3-2 the only RWD Street-legal Audi.
Under the hood there is a 4.2 FSI engine delivering a total of 560 HP (up from a standard 420 HP) at 7.750 RPM and a torque of 580 Nm at 5.500 RPM all to the rear wheels. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 3.9 seconds, while top speed goes up to 196 mph.
The R8 GT3-2 also gets 20" wheels, a carbon fiber front spoiler, side skirt, and rear wing which add to the car’s sporty look. The carbon fiber front spoiler elongates the front of the car giving it a meaner look which is ironic considering there is no power to the front of the car. There is not much we can say for the black and red checkered graphics either. Gross.
UPDATE 07/16/2010: The German tuner, MTM, has created the most powerful street legal Audi R8 ever. Recently the sportscar showed what it could do on a race track. Check out the video by clicking on the picture above.
The German tuning house Motoren Technik Mayer made news the other day when they managed to squeeze 424 HP out of the turbo five cylinder Audi TT-RS, and they aren’t stopping yet. The worst part about Audi dropping the magnificent 4.2 Liter FSI V8 from the lineup is that you no longer had 420 HP at your disposal. However MTM has just come up with a solution for owners of the drop top Audi S5 luxury vehicle to enjoy their long wheelbase sports car.
The new performance package consists of a few little computer chips and a free flowing exhaust to take your 333 HP supercharged V6 and boosts it to produce a maximum output of 430 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque, making the smaller engine even more powerful than the old R8’s unit. The bet part is that you don’t have to sacrifice drivability and being a bad neighbor because the MTM exhaust system was built with throttle valves in the tips in order to quiet it down when necessary. The MTM S5 Convertible can now sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 5.1 seconds and along with the M-Cantronic unit, the V-Cantronic with V/Max eliminator allows you to reach a top speed of 177 MPH.
In order to ensure that the rest of the car is up to the new car’s power output MTM also included a set of their signature Bimoto rims measuring 21 inches in diameter so that they can fit the MTM-Brembo 8 piston calipers and oversized brake disks. Keeping the chassis stable at speed MTM saw fit to use one of their ride height adjustable performance spring kits and ensuring that their rears stayed planted a pair of leather wrapped Recaro Sportser CS racing buckets were installed up front. Overall MTM has managed to massage practically every aspect of the S5 convertible to make it into something more deserving of an RS badge.
The German tuning firm MTM has released the official details about their upgrade package for the Audi TT-RS sports car. Inspired by the Ur-Quattro S1 from Group B rally racing, the MTM TT-RS combines a powerful turbocharged five cylinder engine with Audi’s patented Quattro all wheel drive system to create a compact tuner car that is capable of besting even R8 super car owners.
MTM is offering the power package in three different stages. The top of the line upgrade gives the lightweight four wheel drive a total of 424 HP, 84 more ponies then from the factory. This level of output allows the TT-RS to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in four seconds and reach a top speed of 184 MPH. The other to packages offer TT owners either 404 HP or 408 HP, now we aren’t quite sure as to what makes up the 4 HP difference between the two, and MTM wasn’t getting into the specifics. Rounding out the upgrade package, MTM has also fitted the TT-RS with a set of their signature BIMOTO sport rims available in either 19 or 20 inch diameters as well a variety of spacers to get the car’s stance just right. No matter which combination of power and style you choose, it will take a very exotic 5.2 Liter V10 for any other Audi to come close to the level of performance available from this MTM modified TT-RS.
The new and improved V10 powered Audi R8 5.2 Liter FSI delivers a maximum output of 525 HP straight from the factory, and even though the ten cylinder engine shares almost all of its architecture with the more exotic Lamborghini Gallardo LP-560, the Italina super car puts out a total of 550 HP. However owners need not worry, because for a few extra Euro they can upgrade the brains of their R8 thanks to the German tuning firm MTM no matter whether they enjoy fixed roof motoring or enjoy their four ring super car with the wind in their hair.
For only 6000 Euros MTM will tune the V10 to deliver an additional 63 HP, bringing the total up to 588 HP, well above the Lambo. The added performance brings the standard car’s 3.9 second 0 to 60 MPH time down by 0.1 seconds and increases the mid engine super car’s top speed to 201 MPH. If you have some more money to burn then you might want to spring for the free flowing stainless steel exhaust system, upgraded Brembo brakes and a shiny new set of wheels to celebrate you car’s newfound performance.
In its standard version the Volkswagen Golf GTD is powered by a 2,0 liter TDI engine that delivers 170 hp. Not bad for a diesel car, no? But MTM decided it can do better. And with a few little modifications they managed to raise the engine’s output to 205 hp.
Besides that the MTM GTD also comes with a black paint, a new exhaust systems, performance brakes, sport suspensions and 19 inch bimoto sport alloy rims which underline the vehicles character and sporty look.
No words on how the car’s performances have been improved, but stay tuned and we will let you know soon!
The MTM tuner is coming with a customization program that improved the engine’s power for both Audi S4 and the new S5 Cabrio. The Audi S4 powered by the 3.0 TFSI engine, becomes more powerful thanks to the use of a new approved control device M-Cantronic and a new 4 rear pipes silencers with throttle valves. As a result the MTM S4 delivers a total of 430 hp and can hit a top speed of 177 mph.
The S5 Cabrio equipped with the same M-Cantronic system and a new exhaust systems with throttle valves in 4 rear pipes optic delivers a total of 430 bhp and 515 Nm.
Both models are offered with 19" or 20" rims in the original Bimoto design.
The Audi S5 is another one of those German sports coupes that comes straight from the factory with some fantastic looking bodywork. This time the tuning house MTM has worked their magic on the drop top machine in order to create this special S5 Cabrio Michelle Edition that upgrades every aspect of the four ring convertible sports coupe; including the engine management, suspension and brakes. The MTM S5 features a black and red paint scheme, complete with a Porsche Carrera like "Michelle Edition" stripe running down the side of the Cabrio.
The MTM S5 Cabrio Michelle Edition rides on a set of their signature color matched 9 spoke Bimoto rims sized 21 inches in diameter by 10.5 inches wide wrapped in sticky 295/25 Michelin rubber. The MTM tuned ride also features a handmade high performance free flowing exhaust system and a set of upgraded Brembo 8 piston brake calipers. Thanks to MTM’s the new M-Cantronic and V-Cantronic units, the 3.0 Liter TFSI V6 engine pumps out a total of 430 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque, up from the factory rating of 333 HP, while the S5’s top speed goes all the way up to 178 MPH.
The German tuners at Motoren Technik Mayer Tuning have just come out with a stellar example of the world’s favorite sport compact car, the Volkswagen GTI. While the standard Golf VI GTI comes from the factory with 210 HP 2.0 Liter TFSI four cylinder engine and the automaker planning on releasing a turbocharged all wheel drive version making an impressive 270 HP and will almost certainly carry a pretty premium. The new MTM VW GTI promises to deliver power on par with the Golf R and should save owners quite a few quid while doing it.
For the fraction of the difference between the two cars, owners can upgrade their front wheel drive hot hatch with MTM’s tuning program that raises output to match the Golf R at 270 HP but also raises torque to a total of 295 lb-ft of twist with a simple air filter and reflashed ECU that also raises the GTI’s top speed to 165 MPH. In order to handle the additional power MTM offers a variety of high performance clutches and a variety of Brembo brake setups to bring the high speed high jinks to a quick halt. Finishing off MTM’s latest show piece are a set of their signature Bimoto lightweight rims measuring 19 inches in diameter and finished in a similar black to compliment the decorative stripe that runs along the base of the doorsill. The German tuner is offering an all around upgrade for the Golf VI GTI that make it almost as good as the upcoming Golf R for a lot less money.
The Porsche Cayenne is a very successful vehicle for the German sports car builder, and over in Europe the turbo diesel V6 powered version is even more of a hit. So when the aftermarket tuners at MTM decided to further improve their product selection for the Porsche SUV and it only made sense to develop a performance package for the alternatively fueled sports truck.
The upgraded power package for the diesel version of the Porsche Cayenne is based around a reprogrammed Engine Control Unit that optimizes air, fuel and boost to get the most out of the six piston pumper. By nature, diesel powered engines do not crate a lot of horse power, however whatever they lack in work force they make up for in torque. So this newly tuned Cayenne is now capable of producing a maximum output of 300 HP from the 3.0 Liter turbo diesel V6 and peak of 442 lb-ft of torque.
MTM is also offering an F-Cantronic system designed to electronically control the suspension, bringing the body up to 45 mm closer to the 21 inch signature Bimoto wheels.
The German tuning house, MTM, has just revealed a new performance upgrade for the Audi S4 and A6 that are equipped with the automaker’s 3.0 Liter TFSI six cylinder engine. Thanks to a M-Cantronic system the S badged entry level sedan now makes 430 HP, that is almost 100 HP above the stock output, all without having to turn a wrench and get your hands dirty. The same computer retune is available for the TFSI equipped A6s, but in the larger sedan, the increase is only good for about 70 HP.
Besides the improved performance of the smart engine software, MTM is also offering their new signature sport tuned exhaust system for the vehicles wearing a four ringed emblem. The exhaust can be finished off with either a quad tip, oval tailpipe or a blacked out unit so that you won’t see anything at all. Completing the handling part of the performance upgrade, MTM also equips the Audi’s with a set of 19 to 21 inch Bimoto wheels with a big brake upgrade underneath as well as an MTM height adjustable coilover suspension.