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World Premiere of Production PPI RAZOR GTR

May 18, 2009

WAIBLINGEN, GERMANY - The exclusive German Audi-tuner, PPI Automotive Design GmbH (PPI), presents the special limited production Supercar, the PPI RAZOR GTR.

Following the introduction of the successful PPI R8 RAZOR at last year's Essen Motor Show, PPI has used all its knowledge from the past year in competition, closed- and open-road races, and research and development in the wind channel, autobahn, and track testing, to create a truly inspired production car.  The Audi specialist turned its focus on optimizing the power-to-weight ratio of the Audi R8 while simultaneously strengthening the motor, increasing performance, improving handling dynamics, and managing to reduce the weight of the Audi R8.

The essential part of the motor alteration is the incorporation of a specially engineered supercharger. In addition, a ram-charged sport air filter system and a high performance exhaust system made of stainless steel have been designed and added specifically to work in conjunction with the supercharger system. These components are precisely adjusted to each other with the help of a new ignition map for motor electronics. 

The result, after this extensive modification, is a car with up to 580hp / 427 kW at 7,400 rpm, a maximum torque of 600 Nm at 6,200 rpm at its disposal, and a weight decrease of 250 kg over its serial counterpart (serial curb weight 1,580 kg).  Providing the PPI RAZOR GTR with the ability to achieve speeds from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds with a maximum top speed of 332 km/h.  This insures the proper performance to easily meet the demands of its motorsports and enthusiast clientele.

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