German tuner B&B Automobiltechnik has launched a new tuning program for the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. The previous R8-related development from B&B targeted a Coupe, which was taken to 610 hp and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft). The company now targets a Spyder, which has been taken to 628 hp and 585 Nm (431.5 lb-ft) of torque.
B&B installed a carbon air filter, custom racing exhaust system and remapped the electronic injection code fields to increase output to 628 HP (462 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) compared to the standard 525 HP (386 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb•ft) of torque.
B&B is also offering a sport suspension kit lowering the R8 by 20mm/25mm or an adjustable coilover kit. They can also tweak the R-Tronic gear shift which will lower shift times significantly, making the gearbox even faster than that found in the R8 GT. Completing this tuning package are ceramic brakes and new sets of 19- and 20-inch alloys.
Thanks to all modifications, the R8 V10 Spyder by B&B can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.5 seconds, making it 0.5 seconds quicker than stock version. The top speed has been increased from 316 km/h (196 mph) to 328 km/h (204 mph).