21 November 2008
Audi R8 (2006 - 2015)

Audi R8 (2006 - 2015)

Premiere PPI Razor GT at Essen Motor Show

Autozine
21 November 2008 | The German Audi-tuner, PPI Automotive Design intensifies the fire and presents the special limited production Supercar, the PPI Razor GTR. Following the introduction of the PPI R8 Razor at last year's Essen Motor Show, PPI Automotive Design GmbH have used all its knowledge from the past year in competition, to create a new car. The Audi specialist turned its focus on optimising the power-to-weight ratio of the Audi R8 while simultaneously strengthening the motor, increasing performance, improving handling dynamics, and managing to reduce the weight of the Audi R8.
 

The essential part of the motor alteration is the incorporation of a specially engineered supercharger. In addition, a ram-charged sport air filter system and a high performance exhaust system made of stainless steel have been designed and added specifically to work in conjunction with the supercharger system. These components are precisely adjusted to each other with the help of a new ignition map for motor electronics.

Audi R8 (2006 - 2015)

The result, after this extensive modification, is a car with 580 hp / 427 kW at 7,400 rpm, a maximum torque of 600 Nm at 6,200 rpm at its disposal, and a weight decrease of 250 kg over its serial counterpart (serial curb weight 1,580 kg). Providing the PPI Razor GTR with the ability to achieve speeds from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds with a maximum top speed of 332 km/h.

Special attention was paid to the reduction of the vehicle's weight, which was achieved by PPI's extensive use of the extremely light and high-strength formula 1 and aerospace-proven Carbon Fibre. All parts are made of this high-tech material, reducing weight and adding strength in the process.

Audi R8 (2006 - 2015)

The PPI Razor GTR front bumper replaces the serial bumper and the new design in conjunction with a specially engineered front diffuser, reduces lifting forces at the front axle. Larger air inlets in connection with a new full LED-headlight unit present the two-seater with an even more athletic face. More importantly, these air inlets feed the radiators with additional fresh air and channels through the new front hood to provide optimal cooling to the brake system. PPI sideskirts highlight the sporty profile of the GTR and also diffuses the airflow around the sides of the car for improved aerodynamic stability.

In order to balance out the down-force behaviour of the front-axle with the rear axle, PPI equips the Razor GTR with a special rear wing with an adjustable Gurney-flap. The motor cover, made of the light high-tech polycarbonate material Makrolon, also has specially designed Carbon Fibre ram-charged air inlets that replace the heavy OEM Engine cover and aid in cooling, ensuring the consistent performance of the Razor GTR. Aiding in the engine cooling, are the newly designed side blades, rear fenders and rear bumper allow for additional motor bay and exhaust cooling that, in conjunction with the Carbon Fibre rear diffuser, optimises the airflow over and through the rear portion of this sharp performance car.

Audi R8 (2006 - 2015)

PPI also developed a special high-performance braking system available only for the Razor GTR that can be identified by its metallic orange-coloured brake callipers. The optimal deceleration is now achieved by enlarged 6-piston callipers in connection with extra-large discs measuring 380 x 36 millimetres at the front and 356 x 32 mm discs at the rear axle providing greater pad surface contact area and heat dissipation.

Nothing has been left untouched, as is evidenced by the new coil over kit developed in conjunction with technology partner KW Automotive GmbH. This system has been specially adjusted to the needs of the PPI Razor GTR. And comes equipped with a Hydraulic Lift System, which can increase ground clearance by up to 45 millimetres if needed and therefore enables the driver to enter underground car parks or drive over speed bumps.

Audi R8 (2006 - 2015)

The serial interior is replaced by Onyx Nubuck-leather with orange-coloured accents and highlights. Additionally, PPI equips the limited edition Razor GTR with extensive Carbon Fibre throughout the cockpit; hand-brake lever, door sill protectors, Driver and Radio Console Surround, Door Trims, Centre Console inserts, and kneepad trims, the ultra-light folding sport seats are also made of Carbon Fibre and bear the PPI 'Sport Identity' style, following with the headliner, the steering wheel, shift knob, door panels and centre console. The technical highlight of the interior is the ergonomically re-designed PPI sport steering wheel. Highlighting the exclusivity of this limited series production is PPI Razor GTR badging, threshold plates, and an aluminium production plaque framed by Carbon Fibre.