The addition of the supercharger boosts the 4.2L FSI V8 in the R8 to 530hp – 5hp more than the V10 model
Building upon the firm’s original R8 aerokit from 2008, WAM’s engineers have recalibrated the 4.2L V8 FSI’s ECU and installed a custom supercharging kit that lifts power to a heady 530hp (395kW) – 5hp (4kW) more than Audi’s flagship 5.2L V10 FSI model.
Prices start at €1,700 for the ECU upgrade and €32,500 for the supercharger. If money is no option, however, WAM can also install an uprated brake package with eight-piston calipers up front and six-piston units in the back for the princely sum of €13,998. Other options include an exhaust kit with a remote-controlled valve to reduce noise levels for €4,800, an aluminum race-spec suspension kit for €3,999 as well as a new hydraulic lift system that can raise the car by 30mm for €8,949.
Believe it or not, WAM is working on more modifications for the R8 so in a couple of months you will also be able to purchase an assortment of carbon-fiber accessories for the car, including a new front lip spoiler and rear diffuser.