The Audi R8 5.2L V10 is an amazing engine making near 520 horsepower.  The mid engine sports car has been on supercar levels with its performance and handling.  With prices of the 1st generation Audi R8 coming down, tuners and enthusiasts have been jumping all over this platform.  Even though it is a normally aspirated engine, simple bolt-on modifications and a ECU tune can greatly transform this vehicle.  The high revving engine similarly found in the Lamborghini Gallardo makes a lot of power in the higher revs.  The ECU flash can really improve the low end torque and throttle response.  With further changes to the mapping, the V10 will pull even harder all the way till redline.  Expect to gain about 50 horsepower and near 40 ft/lbs of torque with just and ECU flash.  Why is that?  Because when manufactures develop an engine, it is tuned to meet market fuel and emission regulations.  It is tuned to deliver performance that will not out due their followup models.  For example, the R8 GT has 40 more horsepower from the factory.  Tuning is a fine balance of maximizing potential while keep the engine safe and reliable.  This is exactly what VR Tuned delivers everytime! The 2009 – 2011 Audi R8 is all done via the OBDII port with our iFlash software.  The 2012-2016 Audi R8 can be done via the OBDII but is an ID only flash.  Meaning you cannot read out the stock file.  You send us the screenshot that has your software number and we pull a stock file from our database.  Either way, either variant, you can use the VR Tuned flash client to flash between tuned and stock! Check out our customer flashing his 2011 Audi R8 below. Want to order a ECU Flash for your Audi R8?  Go Here! audi-r8-v10-ecu-flash-1 audi-r8-v10-ecu-flash-2 audi-r8-v10-ecu-flash-3

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