Just in time for Forced Induction Friday, the team at Hennessey Performace just dropped an epic teaser. Their latest build involves adding twin-turbos to a late model Audi R8. If you thought they only built domestic power, you are mistaken. One of Mr. Hennessey’s most famous builds was a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 that he transformed into the VR200. By taking on the most complex car of the 90’s, it put Hennessey Performance on the map, and the rest is history.
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Audi’s latest supercar is the R8 V10 Plus, and it offers 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. It does this thanks to direct injection and a 12.5 compression ratio, so adding boost might seem like a formidable task. In the old days, adding boost to such a high compression engine would be a recipe for destruction, but Hennessey has the magic touch to pull it off. Aftermarket parts companies have finally realized that the Lamborghini V10 isn’t going anywhere, so performance parts like cams and pistons are getting easier to find. We hope the upcoming HPE Audi R8 will be a low-compression fire breather with massive cams, only time will tell. As soon as it is complete you will see it here first. Until then, take a look at these R8 for sale and have a great weekend.