What HP is your supercharged V8 R8 making approximately? Do you ever run into cooling issues? Cooling system upgrades? Superchargers build a lot of heat. Looks like a very fun car for sure.I have 160k miles on my VF supercharger. The only issue i have is the tensioner pully. It doesn't hold up, and I replace it every time I put a new belt on it. It's only $125, and worth it. Otherwise the squeak is very annoying.
I'll take some picks of the vents next time it's on the lift. I only have 1 3/4 inch ground clearence. They were done by Champion Motorsports in Pompano Beach, FL. A MUST for the track on that generation vehicle.
The manual V8 with the supercharger needs the heavier flywheel from the V10 manual transmission. Otherwise, on the street it's a freaking hot mess. Very unpleasant to drive. That was done by Audi of Pembroke Pines. I spun the main shaft of the transmission in two. Looked like it had been cut by a laser. Audi of America came out they wanted to be there when they opened the case. They agreed that there was defect in materials. They were going to pay for the whole shooting match. Then the lawyer got on the phone. Finalup shoot, they sold me a new transmission for cost ($4,500), and they paid the labor. I had them put the V10 flywheel and clutch in. Drops right in without any modifications. They did, however, make me sign a waiver. If you have a V8 manual snd are thinking about blowing the motor, get the heavier clutch/flywheel snd put it in at the same time. You know the labir sucks (8hrs in, 8 hrs out),and you ARE going to want it. I put a new transmission in at 145k miles. Audi says the lubrication is permanent. It's not! Now i flush after every track day. Audi no longer sells the transmission, do you have to buy it directly from Lamborghini. You know the frame is stamped with the rsging bull, right? Thus the Gallaudi moniker.
The 4.2 liter V8 is bulletproof motor. My RS6 was modified to 850hp. I put 250k+ miles on that car before my daughter put it into the wall. It's a shame that it's gone. Looking for a used Gumpart Apollo.