Tuesday, October 26, 2010

STaSIS supercharges Audi R8 V10 Spyder to 710 horsepower

. Tuesday, October 26, 2010

American Audi tuner, STaSIS has just released the full details of their latest four-ringed creation. Boasting 710 horsepower, the supercharged STaSIS Audi R8 V10 Spyder becomes the (self-proclaimed) "world’s most powerful Audi R8." In addition to the roots-type supercharger kit, the STaSIS R8 Spyder features a race-tuned suspension, bigger brakes, 20" lightweight wheels and performance exhaust. Full specs and more photos after the jump.

Summit Point, WV (October 25, 2010) - STaSIS has created the world’s most powerful Audi R8, with race-bred technology that delivers a heart-stopping 710 hp. Debuting at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show on November 2 through 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the STaSIS Signature Series Challenge Extreme Edition R8 is equipped with a roots-type supercharger that boosts performance by 185-hp and 132 lb-ft torque over the factory model. A race-tuned suspension, 390-mm, 2-piece brake rotors, lightweight forged 20” wheels and a throaty exhaust complete the package. STaSIS builds the only R8 supercharger kits in the world with a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.

The STaSIS R8 will be located in Audi booth #11245 at SEMA. This is the only STaSIS-modified vehicle in the Audi booth. In addition, STaSIS will also be exhibiting STaSIS versions of Audi’s 2.0-L Q5, 3.0-L S5 cabriolet, and 3.0-L S4 in the STaSIS booth (#11151).

STaSIS racing heritage is engineered into every R8 part so that all systems perform together harmoniously, providing driving enthusiasts racecar-inspired performance without compromising everyday driving comfort. This balance is built into every car we design, from the R8 V10 Spyder, to the STaSIS version of Audi’s popular A4, to the STaSIS TT, S5, S4, A6, A5, Q5 and A3 models.

STaSIS Supercharger and Engine Modifications
The supercharger assembly bolts on to the 5.2-L V10 with no machining or welding necessary and is constructed primarily of CNC-machined aluminum. Generating up to 7.5 psi of boost pressure, the engine produces an astounding 710 hp and 523 lb-ft of torque. The STaSIS supercharger is designed to maximize power and durability by turning at low speeds to generate the desired boost levels. Lower rotating speed requires less parasitic drag from the engine and adds less heat to the charge air. STaSIS has incorporated a stand-alone cooling system, separate from the vehicle’s existing cooling system, to further cool the supercharger and stabilize running temperatures. Click here or on the the graph (below) for a full size dyno plot.

Complementing the supercharged intake, STaSIS developed a lightweight, free-flowing, T304 stainless steel exhaust system that replaces the factory exhaust. The exhaust’s larger tailpipes, less restrictive dual mufflers and “X” style crossover design weighs 30 lbs less than the factory unit and sounds like a car enthusiast's dream. Deeper and stronger exhaust notes emanate across all throttle positions without being intrusive or “droning” in the cabin.

To wring out the most power and torque across the entire RPM range, STaSIS engineers have tuned the engine management software to utilize the benefits gained from both intake and exhaust modifications. Larger amounts of power and torque are available from 2000 RPM all the way up to 7500 RPM, providing one of the most exhilarating driving experiences available from any sports car.

Wheels and Tires
STaSIS Signature Series R8 wheels are a combination of strength and beauty. Forged with 300 tons of pressure from 6061 aluminum alloy, these wheels are extremely lightweight and strong. Measuring 20” x 9.5” in the front and 20” x 12” in the rear, STaSIS forged wheels are 27% lighter than cast wheels of the same size, and improve acceleration, stopping and handling.

The wheels are shod in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires, measuring 255/30/ 20 in front and 325/25/20 in the rear. Originally designed for some of the world’s most exotic sports cars, these tires work in concert with the suspension and drive train to deliver over 1.0 G in skid-pad testing.

STaSIS brakes use lightweight, 2-piece 390-mm rotors in the front and 355-mm rotors in the rear. Designed specifically for racing, these lightweight rotors have large air gaps, custom iron alloy and directional aerofoils that help to quickly extract the heat generated when stopping. Coupled to an aluminum hat via a floating pin design, these rotors are able to stop corner after corner without overheating or deforming due to heat stress.

The Signature Series R8 uses higher rate springs matched to custom anti-roll bars to create racecar performance with a factory ride and, is compatible with drive select. Our success in balancing the conflicting goals of a more aggressive stance, improved handling and factory ride comfort in the STaSIS R8 also translates to every Signature Series car we produce.

STaSIS Warranty
STaSIS products purchased and installed by a certified STaSIS dealer are covered by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty that runs concurrently with the standard factory warranty. The STaSIS warranty is the only factory-level warranty in the industry.

STaSIS Signature Series automobiles are available from more than 50 STaSIS Audi dealerships across North America. Visit www.stasisengineering.com for in-depth technical information and to find your closest certified STaSIS dealership.

Source: STaSIS