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xXx Peformance’s slammed Audi R8 is one flashy, speed bump-fearing supercar

If you look very closely, you might notice that this Audi R8 has been lowered.

This speed bump-fearing R8 has been heavily-modified by German tuning companies xXx Performance and Schmidt GmBh.

Along with the underbody-crunching ride height, Bochum-based xXx’s R8 features dramatic fender flares and a wide-body kit that increases the car’s girth by 40 mm at the front and 70 mm at the rear.

The stock five-spoke funnel wheels were ditched in favor of safety vest orange 20-inch concave rims, provided by Schmidt and wrapped in Hankook S1s. Schmidt says the wheels were designed specifically with the 150 mph-plus speeds of the Autobahn in mind, and most of the body is scanned in 3D to ensure stability at high speeds.

The Cheetos dust aesthetics continue around the all-wheel drive sports car, highlighting the custom side skirts, front splitter, rear diffuser, and side mirrors. Neon characters cascade down the sides of the vehicle, looking like something out of The Matrix albeit with a louder color scheme.

You’ll also notice the R8 has a quad-tailpipe system now, which makes it look like the side of a Caribbean pirate ship. It’s also probably loud enough to make Vin Diesel (or Ice Cube, if you prefer) take notice.

This isn’t the first time the maniacs at xXx Performance have gotten hold of an R8, though. In 2012, xXx crafted a 5.2 FSI quattro with a reflective blue chrome wrap and 650 horsepower, thanks to a re-tuned ECU and upgraded respiration.

Audi R8’s are typically lauded for boasting supercar performance while retaining some everyday practicality. XXX’s modifications (and flashy showcar styling) remove all of that, but that’s the whole point, yeah?

The next-generation R8 is set to debut in 2016, and may offer a TDI variant.

(Photos via xXx performance)