XXX-Performance and Chiptrick put two Snails on the Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro

XXX-Performance and Chiptrick Audi R8 4.2

Who needs the V-10 when you have a twin-turbocharged V-8?

When the Audi R8 was first introduced, the 4.2-liter V-8 engine was all the rage because it was the only engine offered. Then came the V-10 along with other performance-oriented variants, followed by the recent facelift and its power bumps. That left the original Audi R8 powered by the stout 4.2-liter V-8 at the bottom of the performance totem pole. XXX-Performance and Chiptrick teamed up to make this the model to have with their new twin-turbocharger upgrade.

The 4.2-liter FSI naturally-aspirated engine is no doubt impressive, but has lost ground in the supercar game in stock form. So XXX-Performance and Chiptrick put their skills together to create a high-performance engine upgrade that put the V-10s of the other R8s to shame. The Chiptrick team developed their own twin-turbocharger system with modified Garrett turbochargers, custom-designed intercooler system, and high-pressure fuel pump system with more efficient nozzles. For a touch of style, the cooling system covers can be ordered in red, black, or carbon fiber. The team also designed their own exhaust system with X-pipe and valve control system that can be operated by the driver. Audi R8s equipped with the S-Tronic transmission also benefit from a new transmission tune for even better performance.

XXX-Performance and Chiptrick Audi R8 4.2

The new XXX-Performance and Chiptrick twin-turbocharged upgrade can be had in three different stages with performance that easily bests that of the other Audi R8 models. In stage one, the 4.2-liter lays down an impressive 590 horsepower and 478 lb-ft. of torque. In stage two, power climbs up to 640 horsepower and 498 lb-ft. of torque. Stage three has the most impressive figures as the mighty 4.2-liter V-8 sends out a whopping 707 horsepower and 597 lb-ft. of torque, rocketing the R8 to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds – a full second faster than the stock model. Acceleration is impressive at any speed; 124 mph comes in just 10.6 seconds and 186 mph is hit in just 26.4 seconds while top speed is limited to 195 mph.

XXX-Performance and Chiptrick Audi R8 4.2

Styling was also part of the upgrade process because you can’t go fast without looking good. XXX-Performance and Chiptrick gave the boosted Audi R8 a new set of deep-dish Oxigin Oxrock wheels that measure 8.5 x 20 up front and 11.0 x 20 at the rear with high performance 235/30R20 and 295/25R20 rubber clawing at the road. The new stance can be complemented by a set of carbon fiber side blades, front spoiler flaps, and functional rear fins.

The team at XXX-Performance and Chiptrick made sure that all three stages of tuning for the twin-turbocharged Audi R8 4.2 could be used for daily driving duties for customers. In addition to the 4.2-liter V-8, the team also offers twin-turbocharger kits for the 5.2-liter engines of the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo that can produce up to 1,200 horsepower.

XXX-Performance and Chiptrick Audi R8 4.2 Specifications

Engine:
Displacement: 4.2 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Twin-turbocharged
-Twin Garrett turbochargers
-Custom charge air intercooler system
-New fuel delivery system
-Full exhaust system with X-pipe and remote-controlled vales
-ECU tuning

Stage One:
Maximum Horsepower: 590
Maximum Torque: 478 lb-ft. / 660 Nm

Stage Two:
Maximum Horsepower: 640
Maximum Torque: 498 lb-ft. / 675 Nm

Stage Three:
Maximum Horsepower: 707
Maximum Torque: 597 lb-ft. / 809 Nm

Performance (Stage Three):
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.6 seconds
Acceleration 0-124 mph: 10.6 seconds
Acceleration 0-186 mph: 26.4 seconds
Top Speed: 195 mph / 313 km/h (electronically limited)

Wheels and Tires:
Wheels: Oxigin 14 Oxrock
Front Wheels: 8.5 x 20
Rear Wheels: 11.0 x 20
Front Tires: 235/30R20
Rear Tires: 295/25R20

Exterior:
-Optional carbon fiber side blades
-Functional rear carbon fiber fins
-Front carbon fiber spoiler flaps
-Carbon fiber, red, or black intercooler cover

XXX-Performance and Chiptrick Audi R8 4.2 Gallery

Source: XXX-Performance

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Ryan Konko, Senior Motoring Editor

Since his first drive in a Porsche 911, Ryan has been infatuated with high-end automobiles. Dating back to his high-school days, Ryan has had a knack for writing about his adventures with cars, his first being a 1994 Chrysler Concorde (what an experience). Ryan is your satirical guide to the affluent caviar-fueled automotive world. He also likes to stand in front of moving objects while playing lacrosse and floor hockey.