Thread: APR releases Stage I ECU tune upgrade for Audi R8 V10 5.2, +59 horsepower on 93 octane - $1349
07-07-2012, 10:58 PM #1
APR releases Stage I ECU tune upgrade for Audi R8 V10 5.2, +59 horsepower on 93 octane - $1349
The Audi R8 5.2 V10 in stock form shares the exact same motor as the Lamborghini Gallardo. Both cars do not have the same horsepower rating however with the Gallardo LP-560 rated at 552 horsepower. The R8 on the other hand is limited by the factory software to not step on the Gallardo's toes to 518 horses. This means there is plenty of power to unlock with a tune to bring the car up to Gallardo specs and then some.
In comes APR who bumps the R8 5.2 up considerably for a claimed total of 583 at the crank on 93 octane. We are very pleased APR provided wheel horsepower and crank graphs both on 93 and 91 octane for this upgrade. This is exactly how it should be done.
The crank baseline was 526 horses and with the tune they hit 583. Definitely a considerable gain of 59 horses but this drops down to 559 horses and a gain of 36 horses on 91 octane. A great upgrade R8 V10 owners should look into as there is no reason for them to play second fiddle to the Gallardo for the sake of image.
07-08-2012, 12:24 PM #2
That's a pretty big gain for just a tune on that v10. For only 1350, I'd drop that cash in a heartbeat.Burger Motorsports
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07-08-2012, 01:06 PM #3
498 to the wheels doesnt seem like much for a car of that caliber and price but that curve looks beautiful. Very curious to see what it traps after this tune.
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07-08-2012, 04:02 PM #9
My tune-only (JB3 N55 Stage 1 running ~14psi) 135i was neck and neck with a first generation Gallardo Spyder until we got to around 100 where he began inching forwards, I got a car on him on the launch and stayed there until 100, and at 140 he finally got in front of me.
I also had a guy in a Ferrari 360 pull up next to me when I was fully stock, look over and flip his paddle shifters a couple of times until he was in 2nd gear. I downshifted as quickly as I could but he was already in-gear and got a half-car jump on me, I pulled past like nothing.
The problem is gearing for a lot of these cars, below 60 they are way out of their peaky powerband and their owners usually don't have the balls to keep their foot in it until 100+ when they would regain the ground lost at low speeds.
07-08-2012, 04:41 PM #10
PS - when youre friends daughter turns 18, pass my info on lol
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07-09-2012, 04:08 PM #12
hahahaha she's 16 and only staying here for a month, she lives in France so naturally I'm a little more interested in what happens with that gorgeous car at the end of summer...I'll be sure to get videos of it vs as many other cars as I can get my hands on.
07-09-2012, 05:25 PM #13Member
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That's a quality video right there. Very well done APR.
As delicious as the exhaust sounds, I love hearing that "clank" from the gated shifter. Sure sounds cooler than the "click" of my DCT hahaha
07-09-2012, 05:46 PM #14Senior Member
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