Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Audi R8 V10 'Project Valkyrie' by SR Auto Group

. Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Here at quattroholic.com, we love blacked-out, bad-ass, scare-your-neighbors, Audi R8 projects. So when we first caught a glimpse of "Project Valkyrie," jaws dropped and drooling ensued. Sure, we've all seen our share of matte black R8's but to us, this R8 project from SR Auto Group has a certain it factor. Perhaps it is the sinister stance and PPI Razor body pieces. Or a name which may bring to mind a WWII German secret operation or an introduction to Colonel Kilgore. We say, all of the above.

Project 'Valkyrie' is first and foremost, an Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro (or to the casual reader, an Audi R8 V10). Whilst reading the specs on SR's website, we found no engine modifications listed. Valkyrie's aesthetic modifications however, are far from stock.

Exterior modifications include a carbon fiber front air dam, carbon fiber side skirts, carbon fiber rear diffuser, and front/rear air vents all from the PPI Razor. Under a H&R lowered, seemingly fender-rubbing stance are Advance One ADV7.1 wheels (20 x 8.5 front, 20 x 11 rear) with matte black faces and gloss black lips. To top off the Vader-esque motif, is the custom Leios matte black skin.

The mods continue inside as well. The Valkyrie R8 boasts a custom "SR Executive" interior re-upholstery with carbon fiber interior accents.

Update: We just received the official summary of the design theme of Project Valkyrie. Here's how SR Auto Group describes their creation:

"Re-engineering begins with a name that will properly personify its design. In the modern era, Valkyries have been the subject of works of art, musical works and poetry. We chose Valkyrie because it perfectly represents the tone of the R8 V10: dark, uncanny and evasive.

Our objective was to create a sleek, stealth-like design while accentuating aerodynamic features and ensuring a bespoke luxury contemporary theme."

Want more? Check out SR Auto Group's website for the complete gallery, as well as some other amazing creations.