MTM has officially released their tuned Audi R8 V10 Coupe here at the Essen Motor Show 2012. After a soft launch last week we can now give you an overview of the package fitted to the red R8.

An ECU upgrade to the 5.2 liter V10 engine changes the boost power from 525 to 606hp at a 8,000rpm, while torque goes up from 530Nm to 560Nm at 6,500rpm. The time 0-100km sprint drops from 3.9 to 3.5 sec for the Coupe, and from 4.1 to 3.7 sec for the heavier Spyder. Top speed of both versions is 322km/h, up from 313km/h.

MTM Bimoto forged alloy wheels were fitted sizing 9.0J and 11.0J x 20 inch, shod in 245/30ZR20 and 315/25ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres. The Germans also installed a high performance brake upgrade that uses 380x34mm vented discs in front, clamped by eight-pot alloy calipers. The factory rear brakes remain standard.

Other details include a MTM titanium exhaust without tailpipes, but with throttle valves fitting with original tailpipes and EG-Homologation. The suspension gets the MTM coilover kit featuring a KW Variant 3 with lift-up system 4. While this suspension can lower the car by as much as 60mm from factory ride height, MTM optimise the R8 for street use with a 20mm drop. The lift system provides additional road clearance for lowered vehicles.

The MTM aero body kit features a new front spoiler lip, side skirts and rear spoiler. They do not replace any of the aluminium bodywork. On the inside, the tuner fitted a set of Recaro carbon fiber racing seats. These lightweight seats save 40kg.

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