822 instead of 620 hp
He also quickly made friends with the current R8 generation. The supercharger kit for the 5.2-liter V10 was now mature, good enough to have 337.9 km/h on the clock after 3000 meters in Papenburg. Out of the box! But Mayer had even more ideas with the car. And when Audi Sport presented a GT4 for the racetrack, the plan was clear. Buy the racing car parts, customize them, done.
MTM R8 to 200 km/h in 7.93 seconds
We would have liked to have measured the weight ourselves, also because of the many carbon parts and the light Recaro carbon bucket seats (minus 25 kilos). According to the tuner, the weight should not differ much from the production car because of the closed underbody. Speaking of which, the works car at the Lausitzring, equipped with semislicks, needed 1:32.11 minutes. The 911 GT2 RS holds the best time here with 1:25.91 minutes. Mayer: “The 911 will be difficult, but top three should be possible!”
Understeer a foreign word
Well then. Lausitzring, cloudy, 12 degrees, the MTM team puts pre-heated Michelin Cup 2 R on the axles. The Lausitzring-Arena is filled with sound as soon as it rolls in, then it starts. At the back, the fire of passion blazes from ten pots, boring itself into consciousness with up to 9000 revs. The machine hangs beastly on the gas, turns, mills and screeches, the compressor sings along finely, while the gears whip mercilessly into the spinal cord.
The front axle is understeer a foreign word. The R8 steers in as snappily as a racing car, bites and claws where its fellows otherwise only whine, and presses itself out of the curve with slight oversteer as if by itself, as long as you are man enough to release the 720 Newton meters from the top.
In the end, the GT2 RS are missing ten km/h top speed. The lap time is 1.6 seconds. Nevertheless, congratulations to Wettstetten, second place at the Lausitzring in the midst of illustrious super athletes!
Specifications and Price: MTM Audi R8 GT S
• ENGINE V10, compressor, middle rear longitudinal
• DISPLACEMENT 5204 cm3 POWER 604 kW (822 hp) at 8650 rpm
• MAX. TORQUE 720 Nm at 5100 rpm
• 0-100/200KM/H 2.9/7.9s
• TOP 330km/h
• PRICE from 295,600 euros