Polished chrome Audi R8 hits the market in Germany



Can you see yourself in this car? If the answer is yes – and you're not just referring to its mirror-like livery – then good news, it's up for sale and can be yours for just shy of £400,000.

The first generation Audi R8 received a makeover at the hands of equally German tuner MTM three-years ago, and one of the major modifications was the stripping and polishing of its bodywork panels – a process which took more than 700 hours of work.
To compliment the bare metal and give the car an even sleeker look, leather-wrapped carbon-fibre seats, widened sills, an adjustable rear spoiler, and a front spoiler lip were also added.

The changes weren't purely aesthetic however. MTM decided to replace the original, naturally aspirated engine with a twin turbocharged unit from the carmaker's RS6 C6, which allows the car to reach 62mph from a standstill in just 3 seconds, and top out at over 215mph.

A reinforced 6-speed transmission was specially designed to cope with the 5.0-litre V10's impressive power output of 791bhp.

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The car has an impressive history, having featured at the 2013 Geneva Motor show, Top Marques Monaco, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Le Mans 24hr. It even underwent a high-speed test at Italy's Nardo Ring.

With such gravitas behind the car, it's little wonder that MTM are asking €500,000 (£398,260) for the honour of taking it off their hands. For that price you could buy three of the new, second generation models.
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