Buy a REALLY BIG WING for your Audi R8 or TT

'Audi Sport Performance Parts' arrive for TT and R8. Adds downforce, removes weight

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So, you want to make your two-door Audi a bit more sportlich. Fair play. This time last week your only option would’ve been to go to ABT, MTM or similar, but no longer.

Audi has released a catalogue of  ‘Audi Sport Performance Parts’ for the TT and R8 (other models will follow) that “take dynamic handling to a wholly new level”. See, these parts aren’t just cosmetic. Audi claims the all-CFRP aero kit (the TT’s is a CFRS/plastic split) doubles the amount of downforce the R8 produces at 150kph (93mph) to a mighty – ahem – 52kg. We suspect all that will matter to the people who’ll buy it is the size of the wing. Which, good news, is BIG.

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You can also get better brakes (and various other brake-based upgrades), two- or three-way coilover suspension and for the TTS and TTRS, a specially-developed Akrapovic exhaust. The fully-milled 20s save 7.2kg on the TT and 8kg on the R8 and for the former come shod with 255/30 R20 tyres. The R8 gets 245/30 R20s (front) and 305/30 R20s (rear).

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Interior upgrades include an Alcantara wheel, CFRP gearshift paddles and, in the TT, a special brace that replaces the rear seats – saving weight (20kg) and improving rigidity. German dealers get the parts at the end of summer.

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