German tuners PPI Automotive have unveiled
their Audi R8-based PPI Razor GTR at Top Marques Monaco 2009. The 580hp
car is a follow up to the PPI R8 Razor, shown off at the Essen Motor
Show in 2008.
That maximum horsepower comes from the engine at 7400 rpm, while
torque maxes out at a level of 600 Nm, from 6200 rpm. Weight of the PPI
Razor GTR is 1580 kg, a full 250 kg lighter than the PPI R8, and 40 kg
lighter than the Audi R8 V10. These modifications get the car from
standstill to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 332
km/h. All of these changes came from racing, wind tunnel development,
road testing, and track testing. The number one priority was a focus on
power-to-weight ratio, without diminishing the car's performance.
The car features a custom supercharger, which works seamlessly with
the stainless steel high performance exhaust and ram-charged air filter
system. Everywhere else, the company used carbon fiber to achieve
weight reduction, including the new front bumper and diffuser. Bigger
air intakes can also be seen at the front, which also cools the brake
system thanks to the channeling in the new hood. Custom sideskirts, and
rear wing with adjustable flap, adds to the new look.
PPI mounted MAG9 Carbon Fiber aluminum wheels, wrapped in Michelin
Pilot Sport 2 tires. 19-inchers are used at front, and 20-inchers at
back. Within the wheels, you can catch a glimpse of the big orange
six-piston brake calipers, which grab the big discs. New coils have
also been designed for this car, and PPI even installed a hydraulic
lift system. This allows the extremely low-riding car to be raised by
45 mm to clear speed bumps, and maneuver in parking garages.
The quality shines through inside, where PPI trimmed out the car in
Onyx Nubuck leather with orange accenting. Carbon fiber is also seen
all over the interior parts, even in the lightweight folding sport
Source: via autoblog.nl
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