Whenever there’s an Audi R8 present, I totally pay attention. I love that small super-car, it’s representative for German automotive design and innovation; and it sounds damn good when it passes you by. German tuner O.CT Tuning has developed a new compressor kit for the Audi, getting me as excited as a giddy little girl; it seems their hard work provides us with a much better noise than the standard Audi R8.
The Audi was equipped with he “Black Compressor” system, as well as an optimized ECU and a stainless-steel exhaust; as a result, the 4.2 liter V8 (with a standard 420 PS / 309 kW / 414 bhp) now develops 565 PS (416 kW / 557 bhp) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. Please note that the R8 GT and GT Spyder models feature 560 PS (412 kW / 552 bhp) and 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) of torque, so.. kudos!
The tuner was gracious enough to lift the V-max limiter on the Audi and allows it to reach that previous 250 km/h (155 mph) limit in only 24 seconds, as well as get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 0.7 faster. Now, that’s great news!