Tuning firm MTM has launched a street-legal version of the Audi R8 with rear-wheel drive.
MTM has removed the front part of the R8’s quattro system to create the MTM R8 GT3-2, a car it claims offers “a complete new driving experience behind the Audi steering wheel and pure driving pleasure, which comes up with a lot of technical details and finesse and creates a perfect and exceptional sports car”.
Other modifications include the addition of a new supercharger to the car’s 4.2 FSI V8 engine; this boosts power to 552bhp and torque to 428lb ft. The GT3-2 can get from 0-62mph in 3.9sec and reach a top speed of 196mph.
MTM has added its own suspension and braking systems to the R8, as well as fitting lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels. Exterior changes include a carbonfibre front spoiler, side skirts and a new rear wing to improve airflow.