Benz SLS AMG vs. Audi R8 V10 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo in Vegas

There isn’t much I can say other then watch the video, it is everything a man can dream of. Motortrend take the three new supercars to the twisting roads of Las Vegas for some head to head testing. I just love the sound of these machines, the R8 does seem to have the best engine, I do love the Gullwings of the SLS AMG, and the new 911 Turbo is just out of this world.

MTM Audi R8 GT3-2

The Audi R8 is an intriguing machine that has taken the supersports by storm, amazingly handling and powerful machine, but it just needed a little tweak to make it that monster on the street. That is why there are successful German aftermarket companies such as MTM around. They have turned this V8 R8 into a different type of creature on the road based on its many modifications turning it into the GT3-2.

The modified 4.2 Liter V8 has been done but the modification to the drivetrain is something new. The Quattro since has been changed to a pure rear wheel driving machine, changing the driving dynamics of the machine behind that Audi steering wheel. Carbon fiber aerodynamic parts, large front and rear brakes, adjustible suspension, Bilstein adjustable suspension, MTM’s Bimoto forged wheels are some of the changes made. For the most important part being the modified engine bringing it to 560 bhp and 428 lb-ft, a little more pull then the R8 V10 and a different driving experience.

Link: Autoblog


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ABT Audi R8 GTR

The Audi R8 is one of those cars which are nearly perfect, and Audi just keeps improving it, but it takes someone specialized to take the machine to the next level. ABT have squeezed the power it wants out of the V10 as well as skimming most of the fat from the car. They have engineered the car to be at optimal level to serve as a race car and a drivable day car, its no easy feat to take off 100 KG from already highly race ready machine but they have managed to do it perfectly.

With all the modifications comes a nice amount of power to compliment it, with the 5.2 FSI V10 modified to 620 bhp from its stock power. With the weight reduction and power increase this car becomes lightening fast with a 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 9.9 seconds, and a top speed of 325 km/h which is insane. ABT has limited production of this specimen to 25 vehicles, and I haven’t seen a price announced for it yet.

Link: Carzi

R8 Raptor and the Mini Cooper Ad

The Audi R8 has been a very successful car for Audi, the only complaint that people had was that it was not powerful enough or the car was too heavy for its engine. So now they have made the Audi R8 5.7 Liter V10 520 bhp available, so what can you do with the V8 as what they have done and slap on a supercharge with 5 lbs of torque to push out 550 bhp and you end up with a very mean machine. These guys have also made some interesting modifications to get this car ready for bullrun, a few of those items are police scanners as well as police lights, now thats one very mean looking machine, more like Batman’s day car.

Link: Autoblog

There have been pictures of the new Mini Cooper coming out in Frankfurt and I do have to say that I like it. Now Mini have went and made this odd looking add about this or these machines, from this advertisement I think its two cars or two variations of one car.

Audi R8 V10


The new Audi R8 V10 is coming out soon and it will have the engine of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP650. A V10 engine producing 528 hp with a very unique look, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top velocity of 196 mph at $180,000.

Link: Carzi

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