This 1,036hp Audi R8 V10 Spyder is the world’s quickest hair dryer

Would you dare put the top down and floor the throttle?
by Greg Potts | Mar 21, 2020
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German tuner Wheelsandmore has been living up to its name recently. Although perhaps it should start referring to itself as Wheelsandahellofalotmore. Sorry.

We make this terrible joke because of what you see above. Yes, it may look like a reasonably standard Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder, but the Baesweiler-based tuner has managed to extract the faintly terrifying sum of 1,036hp. Crikey.

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To get to that figure from the standard car’s 603hp, Wheelsandmore has fitted twin turbos to the 5.2-liter V10, while also improving cooling and upgrading the engine management system. Plus, there’s a high-performance double-clutch gearbox from Promax that can handle the 1,000Nm of torque.

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Snappily known as Apocalypticar, it’ll apparently hit 100kph from a standstill in 2.7sec and plow on all the way to 357kph—at which point your hair will be permanently restyled. There’s no coming back from that.

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The power upgrade costs just over €66,000 (around P3.7 million), so it ain’t cheap, and for that sum, you don’t even get the wheels. On the Stormtrooper spec above, they’re 20-inchers at the front and 21s at the rear. Like them? That’ll be an extra £10,000 (P588,000), please.

What do you think, Internet? And how much power is too much?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.  

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