PROJECT: Mystique | Year One Review | “Goals Accomplished, Skunk Works In Progress and Moving Forward” | Part 3
Track days at Sebring, presented weaknesses in the platform. Chassis flex and brake stress were evident, much of which is attributed to overall curb weight. She is undeniably a luxury GT class sports car. We opted not to sacrifice designed luxury and technology and instead targeted the weak points. Project Mystique, in collaboration with @audinorthorlando
assisted in the R&D to create the world’s first @girodisc
two-piece slotted race rotor for the B9 RS5 and paired with Cobalt XR2 race pads and Castrol SRF brake fluid. Next, we focused on strength and rigidity by reaching out to @034motorsport
. We confirmed fitment, implemented and tested the entire B9 product catalog on the RS5, first on Project Mystique.
Testing and tuning via a dynamometer and track/race preparation was not complete. We were fortunate to find and partner with a local race shop with an in-house Mustang Dynamometer. Enter, @crucialmotorsports
who assisted us in maximizing brake cooling performance via custom brake intake shields, as well as allow us to tune and measure power metrics on their “heartbreaker” dyno.
On the dyno, we learned the intricacies of the B9 platform engines, including the 2.9TT found in the RS5 and 3.0T found in @m1rsad
‘s S5. We also learned the weaknesses in engine control management and power production with the stock turbos. So, we quickly cut to the chase and partnered with a powerhouse in hybrid turbo technology, @pureturbos
. We are still fine tuning, so stay tuned!
Lastly, with increased power output comes increased heat production. We are fortunate to partner and R&D with the cooling experts @mercracing
, who are now developing cooling solutions for the Audi community. Stay tuned, as product reveals are inbound!
Going faster needs to look the part. So, we partnered with an absolute diamond as the crowning jewel to the aesthetics. @officialcapristoexhaust
, outfitted Project Mystique with the finest in carbon fiber components from their entire B9 RS5 catalog, creating a newfound presence and aggression.