The Audi R8 was conceived back in 2003 by the German carmaker. Then, after the public & media putting out favorable thoughts on the proposed vehicle, it was put into production in June 2006, delivering us one probably of the most underestimated high-performance cars ever to be made. For the most part, the first-generation Audi R8 was based on the Lamborghini Gallardo – with which it shares its engine and chassis. Furthermore, while it shared its internals with its Italian counterpart (remember, Volkswagen owns Lamborghini), the vehicle was created with a rather unique exterior design, producing one of the prettiest two-seaters for the time. And thanks to a variety of engines, the vehicle could definitely provide lots of performance and driving dynamics in a somewhat lightweight package.
The Audi R8 was powered by several engine options, with the 5.2 Liter FSI V10 engine being the most powerful for that model generation. The engine is based on the powerplant found in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 but is re-tuned for the Audi R8 to have a power output of 525 horsepower and 391 lb-ft (530 Nm) of torque. A 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission system, connected to a Quattro all-wheel-drive system, is used to transfer the engine’s power to the road. The system is configured to send 30% of its power to the front and 70% of its power to the rear wheels, helping with traction & cornering performance. In turn, the Audi R8 V10 produces some stellar acceleration numbers. The vehicle is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 3.9 seconds and will go all the way out to a top speed of 196mph (316km/h). A true beast of a car, that’s for sure.
For many owners, modding the Audi R8 for the track is a course of action they’re definitely eager to take. After all, this vehicle is conceptualized upon the Audi LeMans Quattro, instilling the German carmaker’s racing heritage into this machine. This particular and rather striking Santorini Blue Audi R8 V10 comes with a few aero upgrades and a set of lightweight forged wheels. Namely, the aero items consist of a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a rear aero wing, all helping plant this car’s firmly to the ground. Furthermore, the final touch and a true racetrack addition are the CCW TS12 monoblock forged wheels.
The Corsair RS TS12 is designed for road race use and is the wheel of choice for many Pro SCCA and IMSA performance builders. The extended back bell and narrow drop center of the wheel fit of large diameter performance big brakes. Monoblock construction forged from 6061-T6 aluminum results in extremely lightweight forged racing wheels. For this build, these CCW TS12 wheels are sized 19×8.5 in the front and 19×8.5 in the rear. Furthermore, the wheels come with a Matte Black finish. And thanks to a set of Hoosier track tires, it can do some rather fast lap times.
Please grab a detailed look at the media gallery of this Santorini Blue Audi R8 V10 right below. For any information regarding our CCW racetrack wheels, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away. All the necessary information will be provided by our sales team, so you can safely order a set of wheels for your track car right away.