Saturday, February 26, 2011

MTM reveals Audi R8 V10 Biturbo and TT RS Clubsport for Geneva

. Saturday, February 26, 2011

Renowned German tuning firm, MTM has revealed a pair of new four-ringed creations for next week's 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Boasting 777 horsepower from its biturbo V10 and an unmistakable polished aluminum finish, the MTM Audi R8 V10 Biturbo will arguably be the star of the booth in Geneva. Though not to be outshined by its R8 sibling, the second debut is of the MTM Audi TT RS Clubsport, which features 472 horsepower and a top speed of 312 km/h (193.87 mph). More info and photo gallery after the jump.

At first glance, a chrome-like exterior is the MTM R8 V10 Biturbo's most obvious customization. Unlike similar wraps or paint schemes, MTM actually stripped the R8's paint and spent over 700 hours polishing the bare aluminum to a mirror finish. Under the hood is a RS6-derived 5.0 liter, biturbo V10 pumping out 777 horsepower and 655 lb/ft of torque. Rounding out the package are carbon fiber front and rear spoilers, adjustable MTM coil-over suspension, 20" Bimoto forged wheels and 8-piston brakes. All told, the MTM R8 V10 Biturbo will cover 0-100 km/h (62.5 mph) in just three seconds, on to a top speed of over 350 km/h.

Though not as flashy or powerful as the R8 V10 Biturbo, the MTM TT RS Clubsport is quite remarkable in its own right. Boasting 472 horsepower and 442 lb/ft of torque from a 2.5-liter TFSI five pot engine, MTM's TT RS recently clocked a 312 km/h (193.87) top speed at Italy's Nardo Ring. In addition to the added horsepower and torque, the TT RS Clubsport features the same 8-piston brakes and 20" forged Bimoto wheels as the R8 V10 Biturbo along with MTM's patented white, orange and black Clubsport paint scheme.

If you're planning on attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, be sure to visit MTM in hall 5, booth number 5140 from March 3rd through the 13th.

At a glance:

MTM R8 V10 Biturbo:
Power output (max.): 777 hp (571 kW)
Torque (max.): 888 Nm (655 lb/ft)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.0 seconds
Top speed: 350+ km/h
Brakes: MTM 380 x 34mm, dimpled, 8-piston calipers
Wheels: 20" MTM BIMOTO Design

MTM TT RS Clubsport:
Power output (max.): 472 hp (347 kW) at 7000 rpm
Torque (max.): 600 Nm (442 lb/ft) at 4400 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3,9 s
Top speed: 312 km/h
Brakes: MTM 380 x 34mm, dimpled, 8-piston calipers
Wheels: 20'' MTM BIMOTO Design
Price: 84.166 Euro (incl. tax and installation)

Press Release:

MTM presents fastest R8 with 777 hp in Geneva

- MTM at the Autosalon 2011 in Geneva - hall 5 / booth no. 5140

- World premiere: Polished MTM R8 Biturbo - more than 1.200 working hours

- MTM TT RS with 472 hp / 347 kW

MTM from Wettstetten will be represented at the Autosalon in Geneva from the 3. - 13. March 2011 with two cars. In hall 5 MTM, car manufacturer and upgrading specialist, presents not only technical details and masterstrokes but also a visual highlight, which lets the exhibition hall shine in the truest sense of the word. The MTM R8 Biturbo with 777 hp / 571 kW and a top speed of more than 350 km/h was highly polished by MTM , this unique specimen with a worth of over 400.000 € was depainted completely in a special procedure and the aluminium chassis was polished in more than 700 working hours - all handmade . As well to see at the Autosalon: the MTM TT RS in the MTM design with 472 hp / 347 kW, which reached a top speed of 312 km/h at first test drives in Nardo.

MTM R8 V10 BiTurbo

The details of the highly polished MTM R8 V10 Biturbo, for which MTM also promises a registration for Germany: Performance upgrade to 777 hp, 888 Nm torque and a top speed beyond the 350 km/h. MTM also expects best acceleration values:

0 - 100 in 3,0 sec

0 - 200 in 9,37 sec

0 - 300 in 19,42 sec

The test drives on the highspeed track in Nardo in South Italy in September last year showed that the car can be moved in a sporty way also under extreme conditions, full load drives and extreme temperatures. MTM uses a coil over kit with adjustable suspensions, 20" forged rims in the Bimoto design and MTM brakes 380 x 34 mm dimpled with 8-piston calipers at the front and rear axle.

The V10 Biturbo engine was already tested successfully in the RS6 with up to 740 hp / 544 kW and a top speed of 362,5 km/h in Nardo.

Real uniqueness you can also find at the design: The paint of the R8 was completely removed and highly polished in over 700 working hours. The plastic attaching parts have been replaced by carbon parts or with a special paint polished. An adjustable rear spoiler and a front lip out of carbon improve the aerodynamic and stabilise the car. The interieur leather shows that MTM Individual has a perfect design.

Power output (max.): 472 hp (347 kW) at 7000 rpm

Torque (max.): 600 Nm at 4400 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3,9 s

Top speed: 312 km/h

Brakes: MTM brake VA 380 x 34mm, dimpled, 8-piston calipers

Wheels: 20'' MTM Schmiederad im BIMOTO Design

Price: 84.166 Euro (incl. tax and installation)

Source: MTM