Just five years ago, any car with over 500hp was considered extremely impressive. That’s partly why the Lamborghini Gallardo was heralded as one of the Italian company’s finest creations. However, fast forward to 2013 and if a high-performance automobile doesn’t produce more than that magic number, it’s considered underpowered. Sure, all out supercars have progressed substantially, but the super-sedan/coupe market has also exploded with cars such as the CTS-V Coupe producing well over 500hp.
From its GM-sourced engine, the CTS-V pumps out 556hp, making it just as powerful as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. All of this power is sent through the rear wheels and thanks to some trick electronic work, the CTS-V has been praised for its handling capabilities and overall poise.
And to further enhance the impressive persona of the CTS-V, ADV.1 wheels recently fitted a set of their ADV08SF wheels to the following black example.
The eight-spoke wheels are finished in a gloss shade of silver and feature a chromed outer rim.
Fitting aftermarket wheels to any supercar can be like walking on a tightrope between a pool of flaming hot lava and a tropical paradise. Fit the wrong wheels to a supercar and it immediately looks like overkill and therefore falls into the hot lava category. On the other hand, an appropriately chosen set of wheels can both increase performance of a supercar while also dramatically increasing its visual desirability; just like a tropical island.
Unfortunately however, the following Ferrari F430 rolling on Deviant wheels doesn’t fall into that category. Due predominantly to the near chrome finish of the wheels, this white F430 is on the verge of being overkill and that’s not helped by the fact that it features unnecessary color-matched side skirts, a color-matched front splitter and aftermarket rear wing.
These particular wheels are from Deviant and are the firm’s DV8.2’s and while the deep concave finish does look impressive, we can’t help but think they’d look that much better finished in matte black!
What do you think?
Even though this Audi R8 V10 is currently up for sale for, it’s certainly worthy enough to be given a mention.
The car rolls on P47SC wheels courtesy of HRE measuring 20-inch front and rear. This clean, five-spoke design is not too dramatic and over-the-top to detract from the clean lines of the car, nor to subtle to not overshadow the stock wheels.
For any Audi R8-owning readers out there, these wheels are currently up for sale for just $5,500 having travelled less than 1,000 miles as this R8 V10 is about to be put up for sale.
For more details contact Wheels Boutique!
TTS Performance is currently in the development stages of creating a unique twin-supercharger kit for the Audi R8 V10 which reportedly will lift power to over 700hp and 700Nm of torque when completed.
With the exception of the Koenigsegg Agera and its predecessors, very few production cars utilise twin-supercharged kits and even fewer high-end tuning companies opt for such a set-up as twin-turbos are significantly more popular in the supercar tuning scene.
Although details of TTS Performance’s supercharger kit are scarce, the company did release a video on Facebook courtesy of MRC Tuning who are co-developing the engine. It looks at the new set-up through detailed 3D drawings of the kit and confirms that it’ll utilise two Rotrex C38-61 superchargers.
Additionally, the video gives us or first look into a dyno run of the car, suggesting that the kit is in its final stages of development meaning a public release is imminent!