One of the best manual transmissions ever put on the market was the first-generation controlled six-speed transmission Audi r8. Your own branded, smooth warrior departed for the afterlife with the introduction of the second-generation car in 2015, which was replaced by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. But if money could revive old and established car brands, it wouldn’t be a problem with a few chunks of metal in a bell case, would it? Won’t, as long as there’s a solid client on the side, Underground racing on the other side, and a Audi R8 2020 December in the middle. Oh that’s right, and a couple of turbochargers.
Dallas-based customers own one of the 222 R8 December special edition Audi made to celebrate a decade of the 5.2-liter V10 and sports car racing success – only 50 made it to the US, each producing 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. He ordered a twin turbocharger from Charlotte, North Carolina-based Underground Racing, which specializes in R8s and Lamborghini build. While they were struggling in the back of the car, he also asked them to swap that dual clutch for a manual transmission. The result is a powerful twin-turbo V10 with 1,500 horsepower and six hand-selected gear ratios. Underground car racing Sugar & Sugar they start with gears from a Audi R8 2012 and reworked it with custom parts to make it fit, power manageable, and controllable on a daily basis. The task also involved installing a JRR engine management system to manage the reconfigured powertrain.
Inside the cabin, UR has removed the square section housing the seven-speed dual-clutch shifter, replacing it with what looks like a custom gate. Ferrari herd increases capacity. It’s pretty good. Interestingly, the R8 retains the gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel. UR says these paddles have been equipped with “anti-roll tags,” along with “launch controls, drift modes and more.” More curious and more curious. The R8 Decennium has been refinished with tweaks like a custom billet intake and a custom finished center locking wheel that mimics what’s on the Huracán Performante,
With a six-speed switch done, UR says it’s ready to do the same for any other R8 owner who covets the manual, but the swap can only be added to a set. dual turbocharger. That means spending at least $49,000 on the base Twin Turbo System that churns out up to 800 horsepower in the R8 wheels on 93 air injections, before adding in the cost of the manual transmission. Underground Racing says it will announce pricing for the six-speed manual soon, and we expect the new transmission to be on the UR’s 24,000-mile two-year range. guarantee for peace of mind along with the right power and displacement.