The Tuner GP sorts the men from the boys. While the mighty Porsches once again triumphed in the GT Class, the MTM R8 R wasn't far behind the TechArt and Cargraphic Porsches that snatched the first three spots. Its lap time of 1:10.528 was easily the measure of a factory Porsche GT3 RS and just 1.277 seconds behind the Cargraphic GT3 RSC 4.0. For a totally docile mid-engined supercar that can be driven to the shops yet will stop crowds like no Porsche short of a Carrera GT, this is a mighty achievement.

MTM R8 R
*Layout
Longitudinal mid-engine, all-wheel drive

*Engine
4.2-liter V8, dohc, 32-valve, supercharged and intercooled

*Transmission
Six-speed manual

*Suspension
MTM lowering springs, Audi magnetic ride dampers

*Brakes
Eight-piston Brembo calipers, 15-inch rotors (f), four-piston calipers, 14-inch rotors (r)

*Wheels and Tires
MTM Bimoto alloys, 9x20 (f), 11x20 (r)Michelin Pilot Sport Cup, 245/30 (f), 315/25 (r)

*Exterior
Carbon-fiber front splitter, side skirts, side blades, rear diffuser, and rear wing

*Performance
Peak Power: 560 hp @ 7750 rpmPeak Torque: 428 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm0-60 mph: 3.9 sec.Top Speed: 196 mph

Contact
MTM
www.mtm-online.com

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