Project Kahn Audi TR8

Like the looks of the uber-sexy Audi R8 but can’t afford the six figure price tag? Project Kahn may have a low cost workaround for you. Nope, you’re not going to get the blistering 525 hp acceleration or the screaming of a 5.2-liter V10 engine behind your head, but at least you’ll be the only Audi TT on the road that kind of looks like an R8.

Project Kahn, the British specialty car design firm, just released their newest kit for the Audi TT. Starting with a standard TT, Kahn added new front and rear bumpers, mesh inserts and a new front grille that looks like the grille found on the R8. In addition, they’ve added a new rear spoiler, stainless steel quad exhaust system, lowered suspension, a front lower bumper lip and door mirrors in a billet steel finish to match the dark gray exterior paint of the Audi. Of course, the first thing you probably noticed is the signature colored sideblade as found on the R8. Audi connoisseurs like yourself aren’t going to be fooled into thinking that the TR8 is a real R8, but a few “commoners” might be fooled at a glance. Even if you’re not trying to convince others that you own an R8, the TR8 still looks quite a bit better than your standard TT, so it may be worth a look if only for the uniqueness factor. No word yet on its cost, but I’ll update this article when I know.

Project Kahn Audi TR8 rear

Frankly, I’m not a big fan of the looks of the TT alone, so while I expected to hate the looks of anything trying to look like another car anyway, I actually quite like how Project Kahn did this kit. All lines flow smoothly, there are no awkward points, and most importantly, it doesn’t inherently look like a body kit.

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