Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Senner Tuning Bumps the Audi RS5’s Output to 506HP

With the Audi RS5, Senner Tuning took all the usual steps: some exterior appointments, upgraded suspension and of course, more power. Starting with the engine modifications, the 4.2-liter direct-injected V8’s output was boosted to 506 hp (+56 ponies) and 478 Nm or (353 lb-ft (+48Nm or 36 lb-ft), by letting it “breathe” more efficiently through a new, valve-controlled stainless steel exhaust system. Thanks to these changes, the modified RS5 accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, or almost half a second faster than the stock model.

The removal of the electronic speed limiter allows the coupe to reach a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). Speed-thirsty customers can also opt for a tire swap, in which case, the RS5 can go up to 300 km/h (186 mph).

The Bilstein-sourced B16 PSS10 coilover kit, which allows for adjustable damping, both on the compression and rebound cycles, in 10 stages, and the 20-inch alloy wheels with 225/30 rubber up front and 295/25 at the back, round off the performance upgrades.

On the outside, exterior changes are limited to carbon fiber mirror casings, a new window frame finish and a blacked out honeycomb front grille.

Inside, upon request, Senner Tuning can fit the cabin with carbon fiber and custom leather trim.

The complete car costs €113,900 (or US $150,075 at today’s exchange rates), including all taxes and registration, while customers already owning an RS5 will have to pay €18,900 (US $24,903) for the conversion kit.


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