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VF Engineering Supercharger System Audi R8 V8 4.2L 2009-2014


VF Engineering

Model #VFK85-02

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The R8 V8 supercharger system is back by popular demand!

In keeping with our tradition for turn-key, direct bolt-on power upgrades, with dyno proven daily drivable performance, the latest system engineered for the 4.2L V8 utilizes the Magnuson TVS1740 and a new 7-rib drive belt system. Peak power is increased to between 575-600 crank horsepower, exceeding the factory power output of the popular Audi R8 (Gen1) 5.2L V10, and rivaling the performance of most current supercars.


  • Direct Bolt-On
  • Pump Gas 91 Octane
  • Tuned with Factory ECU
  • Routine Maintenance Schedule
  • Installation required
  • Induction: The Magnuson TVS1740 is a roots style blower using Eaton's latest generation four-lobe rotors. The supercharger is affixed to a water cooled cast manifold with additional cooling efficiency provided by its own water reservoir and auxiliary front mount heat exchanger. Boost pressures are immediate and consistent across the entire rev range, and controlled by an internal air bypass system designed to virtually eliminate parasitic loss at cruising speeds.
  • Standard Finish: Black (Custom colors are available as a $2,000 option)
  • Fueling: Designed and developed in the California, the fuel maps are optimized for 91 octane pump fuel. Includes 3 new fuel pumps (2 high pressure, 1 in-tank) for repeatable and reliable performance. Those with access to higher unleaded octane can use it and take advantage of the improved fuel quality.
  • Transmission: Our system is compatible with all 3 transmissions offered in the R8 V8 (Manual, R-Tronic, and S-Tronic). Standard power can be managed by a healthy stock clutch.
  • Exhaust: Compatible with a stock exhaust, and most cat-back exhaust systems
  • ECU Code: MED9
  • HP: 575 | 420 (Stock)
  • Torque: 495 | 317 (Stock)
Pre-Installation Recommendations:
  • Address any existing CEL
  • Perform a compression and leak down test
  • Repair or replace warn sensors
  • Perform a Carbon cleaning
  • Check Clutch Health/Life
  • Audi R8 V8 4.2L 2009-2014
  • This product is not compliant with the California Air Resource Board and not for use on public roads in California. This applies to any aftermarket product that does not display a CARB EO#.

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What is VF Engineering?

Since 1999, VF Engineering has been leading the industry in developing complete bolt-on supercharger systems for European sports cars. The company has been supercharging 5.2-liter V10 engines since 2010, and now offers HEX Tuning off-road race tunes for Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and more!

VF’s management and engineering team draw upon their immense experience of high-performance superchargers to create top-rated products. VF Engineering has been working on modern sports cars in joint and proprietary projects and partnerships with firms in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the USA. Such has given VF the opportunity to promote its product lineup in Europe, U.S., and world markets. VF Engineering is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest information and technology. Moreover, it has access to new models as they roll off the assembly lines in Germany through important OEM connections, clients, and manufacturer organizations.

Where is VF Engineering Located?

VF Engineering is located in Orange County, California, where it has remained since its inception. The facility measures approximately 15,000 square feet and includes a Mustang AWD 500 chassis dyno, four Hunter lifts, a large photography studio, an R&D room with a rapid prototype, and a room for ECU board work. 

What Does VF Engineering Mean?

Interestingly enough, the acronym in VF Engineering does not mean anything; the name was chosen merely from availability. What VF Engineering stands for is far more important and something that no clever marketing scheme could achieve. Every single part, line of code, and supercharger system that leaves with the VF label stands for the epitome of design, engineering, and performance. Seeing the VF label on a part means that your car will be running the best it can.

More than 93 percent of VF Engineering’s supercharger systems are still running strong even after years and years of spirited use. In fact, many of these systems are already on their second and third owners! That is a true testament to the solid design, durable construction, and remarkable performance that VF parts boast. 

Upgrade to VF Engineering Today

To unleash the true power and potential of your vehicle, you need a supercharging system from VF Engineering. Vivid Racing is proud to carry a large inventory of performance-enhancing parts from VF, including complete bolt-on supercharger systems and HEX tuners for a variety of makes and models. You will notice the difference immediately and wonder how you ever drove with a factory power output. If you have any questions regarding VF’s superchargers, please call our expert parts team at (480) 966-3040.

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