The latest Audi R8 V10 Supercharger tuning project that was done at our client’s was an immensely fun project for anyone who is into tuning.
Every now and then we get the chance to tune some of the most advanced supercars in the world. We’ve tuned McLarens, various AMG models, Bentley Bentayga – both the 4 l diesel and the W12 flagship – BMW M Series models, Ferraris and many, many more, including a Porsche Panamera Hybrid for Supercar Megabuild.
Just a few weeks ago we did the two mentioned Bentaygas and we already received a call from one of our clients telling us they were upgrading another beautiful machine – the Audi R8 V10 Plus. We love working with this client since their passion and dedication for tuning complements our own and that always results in great tuning projects.
Why does anyone need more than 610 hp that the car has as stock? Well, why the hell not?
The stunning V10 is hardly lacking when it comes to power and torque delivery, but our clients wanted more – and they knew how to get that!
Even though we love working with high-end turbochargers, this project makes use of a supercharger. The reason for this is that our client rightfully decided that the response of the smooth V10 engine would be hampered by a massive turbocharger. It would give a lot more power, but the smooth power buildup and acceleration of the V10 are just too good to be hampered in any way.
So, for the R8 V10 Supercharger tuning, as its name suggests, the upgrade came with a scroll supercharger and one with integrated intercooler, in order to keep the air as cold as possible for higher efficiency. This enabled an increase in power and also kept the smooth characteristics of the V10. Response of the engine is instant and the buildup is without any oscillation. It feels that there is no lack of power in any part of the RPM range and that the only thing that forces you to change gear is the redline.
Similarly, if not asked by our customers to do the opposite, we always try to follow the OEM software architecture while we’re tuning, so that the driving feel matches the OEM one, just embellished by the extra power. Our client sees the the value of this and this is the case with this tuning project as well. The power and toque curves are very similar in shape to the OEM ones, but at a higher level.
So, how higher is the level?
Several states of tune have been developed ranging from 840 hp and 740 Nm all the way to 860 hp and 810 Nm of torque. Even the lowest is a massive increase that makes the R8 V10 Supercharger tuning project far faster than the already lightning fast stock R8 V10 Plus.
Other advantages of this expert tuning effort include the fact that the emissions figures remain within the stock levels, as do the temperatures, so safety, reliability and street-legal benefits remain untouched, while the fun factor jumps to a whole new level.