The Audi R8 (Typ 42) is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car, which uses Audi's trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. It was introduced by the German automaker Audi AG in 2006.
The car was exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's high performance private subsidiary company, quattro GmbH, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame, and uses an aluminium monocoque which is built around space frame principles. The car is built by quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminium site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.
In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful Audi R8 race car would be used for a new road car in 2007, the Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans quattro concept car, appearing at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show, and 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, which the car shares with the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning R8 Le Mans Prototype (LMP). 6-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the R8 as "the best handling road car today". The Audi R8 is used as a safety car in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and British Superbike Championship racing series.
The R8 is due to be replaced with a brand new model in calendar year 2014. The highest output version of Audi's new 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine is expected to power the new car. This engine is scheduled to be previewed as a detuned version in the 2012 Audi S8—with 518 hp (386 kW) on tap. In the R8 application it is expected to produce about 600 hp. Combined with an approximate 200 lb (91 kg) weight loss, the new R8 is expected to compete well with the new Porsche 997 twin turbo model and will likely perform significantly better than the current R8 GT with a 0--60 mph time in 3.2 seconds and a quarter mile in less than 11 seconds. A dual clutch automated gearbox will be offered for the first time.
Rally Tennessee - Hohenwald - Moen/Mann - Acura Integra Type R
This was our first run on Day 2 through the Hohenwald stage.
A good long, very fast, and good flowing stage. LOTS of speed. We averaged 69mph through this stage. This was the only stage where we shifted into 5th gear which gave us a 126+ top speed.
We finished this stage 2nd overall. Over the weekend we were 3rd overall and an all 2WD podium among other more powerful turbo-AWD cars.
The car is an Acura Integra Type R with a Jackson Racing Supercharger running Toyo RA1 tires.
If you ever doubted how much fun a tarmac rally is, you NEED to make it down to Rally Tennessee.
Street racing made safe event
Dig Class - Simulated street light start / cone finish
Beginner class - roll races cone start cone finish
Hi power class - 60-150mph cone start cone finish COMING SOON....
How to Turbocharge Your Car
After buying a Euro car last episode, Marty discovers he has not yet found his perfect vehicle... In this extended episode, we reveal what he got, and show how to make it faster.
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My HellaFlush 93 MX6 ZE Sounding MEAN! Magnaflow Cat back exhaust
Few passes with my 93 MX6 ZE... Just got this set up installed! Rate and Comment!
* JDM KLZE Engine Swap
* Performance Headers
* Stage 2 Clutch
* Lightweight Flywheel
* Shocker Oil Cap
* Jspec Projector Headlights
* 8000k HIDs
* 20% Tint all they way around
* OEM Zenki 240sx Bumper Lip
* Ksport Coilovers
* Red 16x8 +0 Sportmaxx XXR 002s
* Strechted Falken ZE-512 Tires
* Rolled Fenders
* -5 Degrees ngative camber in the front
* .3.5 Degrees negative camber in the rear
* Magnaflow Dual Tip Muffler
* Magnaflow Hi-Flow Cat
* 2.5'' Piping
* Custom Tails
* Pioneer Audio