1,000PS Twin-Turbo Audi R8 Devours The Autobahn, Hits 215 Mph

The second-gen Audi R8 has recently been revamped, but with an insane amount of power, this pre-facelift example makes for a very exciting ride, too.

Tuned by Klasen Motors, who added a couple of turbochargers, the German supercar has an incredible 1,000 PS (986 hp / 736 kW) to play with. This makes it an absolute monster, one that has made the driver utter a certain expletive when he first pushed the accelerator pedal.

To better understand what 1,000 PS is like, let’s take a look at the 2019 R8’s official specs: 620 PS (611 hp / 456 kW) in the performance version, a modest 10 PS (10 hp / 7 kW) upgrade over its predecessor, and accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.1 seconds.

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So, just how quick is this tuned R8? Well, it hits the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in under 3 seconds and flat out, it can probably do more than 350 km/h (217 mph), although in this footage, it was taken to ‘only’ 346 km/h (215 mph).

The run took place on a no-speed-limit German Autobahn, and was sprinkled with the engine’s V10 sound. Now would be a good time to turn the volume up a bit, click the play button and watch the insanely powerful R8 do its thing.

 

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Reflecting on what he is doing in total safety also due to a specific driving culture that is collectively shared i couldn’t refrain from thinking what would happen in the US, where you’d have the AUDI forced to swerve and change lanes due to slow drivers patronizing all lanes including those they shouldn’t be in (leading the observers to think you’re a maniac psycho putting at stake your live and others’ as well), countless drivers in rage for the “dangerous behavior and lack of security” (there are tracks for that, they’d be saying), some brake-checking on the left lane in a mix of rage and envy thinking they are preventing a crime (the real problem is the irrational envy they can’t explain but pushes them to act that way anyways), somebody calling the police to report a psycho swerving all over the way on the highway (no mention of all those patronizing the fast lanes….because since when going slow in a fast lane is unsafe…they think)…..how different driving cultures and minds are from place to place…

  • Craig

    The problem is…. .THIS sort of thing will lead to there being speed limits on the Autobahn. At least that’s how I see it.

  • Ken Lyns

    The Germans with their glass-smooth highway pavement devoid of cracks and potholes…

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