It's a new record, but it's only the start.
There was a time when the supercar was sacred. You bought your Ferrari F40 or Lamborghini Countach and you left it stock. Fast forward to 2021, and exotics such as the McLaren 720s, the Lamborghini Aventador, and everything in between are getting boosted and modified to kingdom come. One supercar that has proven to be very popular with tuners is the Audi R8. This thing's Lamborghini-sourced V10 engine loves a bit of boost and makes tons of power with even a mild twin-turbo setup. We've seen high horsepower R8s destroy the street and strip, but the R8 featured in these videos is something special: it's the first to get into the sevens over the quarter-mile with the factory engine in place.
The shop responsible for this ridiculously fast Audi is Iroz Motorsport based in Las Vegas. The tuner's blue V10 R8 set a new record this past weekend when it ran three incredible seven-second passes with Terence Cox behind the wheel. Iroz Motorsport is well-known for boosting Audi RS3s and TT RS coupes to well over a thousand horses, but its recent foray into the supercar domain is already massively successful. We don't know the specifics when it comes to this R8's engine setup and power output, only that it is running the immensely popular AMS turbo kit that is so favored by record chasers.
Iroz Motorsport posted the record-breaking time slip on Instagram, and the figures are mind-blowing: the reaction time of 0.467 seconds led to a sixty-foot time of 1.318 seconds. The 330-foot mark comes up in 3.446 seconds, and the eighth-mile is crossed in only 5.193 seconds. The thousand-foot is conquered in 6.695 seconds at 141 mph, and the quarter-mile is decimated in 7.960 seconds at a massive 178 mph.
Iroz has promised to provide a "full rundown and laundry list" soon, so we shouldn't have too long to wait to find out what the full recipe for a record-breaking stock-internals motor is. Audi will replace the ICE-powered R8 with an all-electric model in the near future, and it will be interesting to see what the EV version can accomplish, but nothing beats the roar and whistle of turbocharged engines.