Audi presents the R8 in September 2006, the first mid-engined sports car, which is approved as a production vehicle for the road. With the mounting position of the engine in the all-aluminum body a weight distribution of 44 to 56 percent between the front and rear axle shall be achieved. The prototype, from which the name R8 originates and with which Audi won at Le Mans five times, and the production car are however worlds apart.
Exactly this R8 Coupé, an already quite polarizing sports car of superlatives, has been subjected to an almost miraculous metamorphosis by the firm REGULA Tuning from Schwerte. A made of aramid (aromatic polyamide) body kit brings the R8 even closer to the perfect race machine with road approval. As with all products from the pen of REGULA tuning, unlimited robustness and absolute accuracy have the first priority. The use of raw materials with only the highest quality and permanent quality controls ensure the high standard of product flexibility with also an extremely smooth surface, which in turn helps to reduce the painting costs.
Due to the TÜV-certified quality management system, all REGULA-Tuning mounting parts have the TÜV-technical report and can therefore easily be registered with each examiner. The body kit costs 7,698 euros and is available for the presented here V10 version, as well as for the models V8 Spyder (from May 2010) and Coupé. The central air inlet and the two lateral “fellows” under the headlights look as if they want to absorb everything that faces them in their way…
But getting back to the feast for the eyes. Also, the wheel and tire combination could not be better chosen: 20 inch Oxigin wheels model Oxrock with a width of 8.5 inches at the front and 11 inches at the rear and tires of adequate size in the dimensions of 235/30 R20 at the front and 295/25 R20 at the rear.
The Audi R8 V10 has already significant 525 hp as the series performance. REGULA Tuning is now offering a chiptuning for 1.398 €, then there would be available a performance of 560 hp.