Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Audi Cars - The Tuner and Performance Fan's Favourite

Among the many high performance car brands Audi has been a favourite amongst many enthusiasts for the past few years, popular models such as the A3 and the TT Roadster have been subject to all manner of interesting and powerful upgrades to increase the power of the car and quench the thirst for speed.

Newer models recently on the market like the RS6 and the R8 (recently featuring in the hit movie Ironman) have re-ignited the interest of petrol heads everywhere. The best part of performance tuning Audi cars is that you are able to tune up almost any car from the current range whether it's the family saloon A4 or the already beefy hot hatches like the RS range.

Performance tuning Audi best suits models like Quattros, Turbo diesels and supercharged models, once you've decided what car you are going to modify you're spoilt for choice when it comes to what parts to replace or alter.

Whether you are looking to improve the handling with a new Limited Slip-Diff or you are craving an extra few horses under the bonnet you could perform an upgrade with a number of Audi Tuning Parts such as new ECU or forced induction from Turbo systems.

But car tuning isn't all about power and performance, whilst it's still a very important part of it, the visual appearance of your car needs to match the cool things that it can do on the road or a race track. Aside from custom paint jobs and graphics applied to the side and bonnets of your car many Audi Tuning companies will lower your car's suspension to create a sleeker appearance - just make sure you take it easy going over speed bumps!

Other modifications you can make include weight reduction; there are a number of ways to make your Audi lighter and a lot of it involves utilising carbon fibre: the versatile compound that can be made into anything from wing mirrors to custom bonnets. Carbon fibre door inserts can help bring the weight of your car's doors down to racing specification if you were to go as far to remove most of your interior upholstery.

Obviously that's the high end of the scale, not all of us want to sacrifice the luxury for speed but that's the beauty of Audi tuning you can choose to upgrade one or a few elements and you'll potentially increase your car's power or fuel economy, sometime even both! There are many resources on the internet and also dedicated performance stores who can advise you further on how to improve your Audi no matter how much you are wishing to spend.