The Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo/Huracan brothers are popular among high-end tuners for consistently generating megawatts of power from the stout 5.2-litre V10.
We’ve featured many different aftermarket versions of each car, with ridiculous amounts of horsepower once a few ‘hair-dryers’ are bolted on. Underground Racing are known sorcerers of this kind of setup.
This time it is Speedriven of Chicago who’ve tried their hand at winding more horses from the first-gen R8, with up to 1500hp, or 1.118 megawatts. This turns the R8 into a Veyron-eating machine that does 0-96km/h in 2.0 seconds, with a 9-second quarter mile at 241km/h.
To handle all that, the gearbox is rebuilt with stronger internals and the suspension upgraded not to tie itself into knots.
Externally, the supercar is beefed up thanks to 20-inch front and 18-inch rear rims, the latter wrapped in super-sticky slicks.
The build was commissioned by duPont Registry and unveiled at a Barrett-Jackson vehicle auction. 25 of these packages will be made available at an ‘if you have to ask, you can’t afford it’ price.
If you’re hungry for more horses, Underground Racing is working on a 2200hp (1640kW) second-gen R8 that runs on race fuel, with a tamer 1200hp (894kW) street fuel calibration.