March 20th, 2013 by Ernest Lo
Welcome to the era of supercars where nearly every automotive manufacturer has had a hand in building one. From Lexus’ LFA to Ford’s current ground pounding GT500, these cars have the power and look that attract consumers. For those with a more German oriented taste and a little more dough in their pockets, Audi has a supercar answer for you. The Audi R8 with the available 5.2 liter V10 monster churns out a whopping 525 horsepower at 8000 RPM and has a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds thanks in part to its legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system. Audi has also kept the traditional racing spirit alive with an optional manual transmission for those who remember the days when a proper supercar was driven with technique in mind and not just straight line speed.
For the discerning owner, K&N offers a high performance replacement air filter designed to increase horsepower. Mounted to the throttle bodies and nestled within the stock air box, K&N part number E-0669 comes with two high flow replacement air filters per package. These filters will also fit the Audi R8 GT as well as, their evil Italian twin, the 2009 to 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo with the 5.2 liter V10. In order to keep in the spirit of racing and the idea that less weight is better, K&N has topped these performance air filters with carbon fiber not only giving them a fantastic look but also reducing their overall weight. With power options hitting the 560 horsepower mark in the R8 GT, a little more performance is never a bad thing.
Washable and reusable like other K&N air filters, the E-0669 filters are backed by an industry leading Million Mile Limited Warranty .
For more information on this product, please visit K&N.
December 21st, 2011 by Matt Gold
If a material possessions aren’t as important to you as an experience that will live forever in your memories (and let’s face it, who wants to battle crowds this late in the season?) – then the Audi Sportscar Experience might be the perfect gift for you this year.
Get behind the wheel of a 2012 Audi R8 and set out to push it to the limits on Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Professional drivers lead the events, offering driving tips and helping hone your skills while experiencing to refined power of Audi’s most powerful sportscar.
One and Two-Day programs are available for both amateur and advanced drivers. For more info, check out Audi USA.