(from RENM Press Release) RENM Audi R8 V10 RMS Spyder – the real thing.
RENM performance have released their Audi R8 V10 RMS Spyder, a lighter, faster and exclusive version featuring carbon kevlar materials and revised aerodynamics. Designed as a road car with motorsport intentions, the RENM R8 RMS Spyder blends an aggressive appearance with race inspired technology.
Power is raised to 600PS (441KW) 585NM with modifications that include an ECU recalibration, carbon fiber air intake, light-weight performance exhaust, race hydraulic height-adjustable suspension and modified ceramic brakes to accommodate the improved performance. An extensive range of aerodynamic changes were made to provide improved airflow, down force, handling dynamics, weight reduction and load distribution between the front and rear axles.
The front and rear sections of the aero kit are made from light-weight carbon kevlar composites, consisting of revised front grille, brake cooling chambers, front splitter, redesigned front and rear side grilles and rear diffuser. Incorporated within the diffuser is a remote valve operated stainless steel performance exhaust system with centrally positioned tailpipe. While the centrally configured arrangement is optional, it provides the greatest weight savings.
Both the vehicle’s ride height and exhaust valve control system are controlled with the push of a button. RENM offers other exhaust arrangements with separate tailpipes that can be combined with matching carbon kevlar rear diffuser. The rear section of the vehicle also includes a seamlessly integrated rear wing to increase down force.
The vehicle’s power is transferred to the road via Racelight 20 inch wheels with Sportcup tyres and Superlight 19 inch wheels with race specification tyres. The wheels were developed with technology partner ATS Leichtmetallrader. Both 19 and 20 inch wheels (x9 front , x11 rear) use a combination 245/30, 235/35 front and 305/25, 305/30 rear tyres to provide optimal performance for both street and race track use.
RENM has transformed the Audi R8 Spyder’s interior with carbon fiber elements that include the steering wheel, complete center console, instrument gauge, shift gate, hand brake, arm rests and door trims. The standard seats were replaced with light-weight race seats upholstered in grey leather and red piping with R8 Spyder inscription.
The improved power-to-weight ratio has resulted in better acceleration, handling and braking dynamics. The reduction of both rotating and unsprung masses, new hydraulic race suspension and high-grade performance components significantly improve driving dynamics which is best appreciated on a race track. Many months of research and development has culminated into a truly special vehicle – the RENM Audi R8 RMS Spyder.