Twin-Turbo Audi R8 V10 Runs the Quarter Mile in 9.8 Seconds, Dyno Test Inside

Without a doubt the most exciting project now under development at Texas-based garage Hennessey is the one that will see the already exciting Chevrolet Corvette getting a mutation that makes it go well past its initial capabilities. But there are others in the works.
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One of them is a conversion for the Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus. As usual, Hennessey likes to keep us in the loop about its work and earlier this week posted a video with the car on the dyno as it readies to start selling the package.

When testing the car, Hennessey found that it “essentially behaves as if stock- until the boost kicks in.” When that happens, the rush of power is immense and the dyno showed it can put down 752 hp at the wheels.

Officially, the R8 tweaked by Hennessey should be capable of harnessing the power of 925 hp at the crank thanks to the modifications made, including the fitting of twin-turbochargers and a high-flow air induction system. That should be enough to give it an acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph of 2.6 seconds. Quarter mile times are said to be in the 9.8 seconds range.

The whole list of modifications made to the R8 can be found in the press release section below. It should be noted that the package developed for the R8 can also be used on the Lamborghini Huracan range, including the Performante and Evo.

“Most people know us for our performance enhancements on American vehicles,” said in a statement company founder John Hennessey. “But we also apply the same engineering and design excellence to European supercars like the Audi R8 and its Italian cousin, The Lamborghini Huracan.”

Until we actually get to see such a conversion on the road, we can enjoy hearing the R8 sound like a race car in the video attached below.

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