February 27, 2024

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Daily Driven Audi S6 Gets Custom Tubular Front End For Ice Racing

What’s your initial reaction when anyone tells you they want to turn out to be a professional rally driver? It’s remarkably probably that you are going to almost certainly just smile at them and say “oh, that’s awesome!,” recognizing how a great deal effort and hard work, funds, and time it usually takes in preparations to hit the dirt keep track of in a expert fashion. That was most likely the reaction Jay Bullington from Saukville, about 30 minutes north of Milwaukee, received right after saying his strategies to his good friends.

Jay is the proprietor of JXB Overall performance, a corporation that layouts and sells effectiveness car or truck pieces. Most times he pretends he is operating collectively with his two colleagues “when we are truly just spitballing tips to make the race cars and trucks go more quickly or what the up coming insane construct will be.” It was most likely 1 of those people days when the strategy of an Audi S6 organized for ice racing came to brain. And the execution of the challenge is unquestionably awesome.

The vehicle you see in the hooked up gallery started its life as a regular 2013 S6 with a number of homeowners in advance of Jay decided to purchase it. It even bought its 4.-liter twin-turbo V8 motor replaced at some point, and Jay instructed us this produced it the “perfect prospect for a race motor vehicle.” Soon after numerous bolt-on electricity modifications, like functionality intakes, exhaust, and fueling upgrades to aid hybrid turbos, the quick sedan was promptly turned into a 650+ whp sleeper.

But, obviously, that was not the principal mission. Jay wanted to develop a new car for ice racing to exchange his dying S4, and this black substantial-mileage S6 was great for the task. But he needed to maintain the speedy sedan in very good condition and offering it tubular entrance-close protection immediately arrived to him as the ideal doable alternative. He contacted a nearby cage-builder and made the decision to go for what he describes as an “OEM+” search for the entrance conclusion – quite angular fenders to make more than enough place for studded tires and an Audi-like honeycomb grille.

General, the overall customized entrance conclusion weighs all around 200 pounds (91 kilograms) and took the workforce operating on the auto about 200 hrs to generate it. The result? “We’ve blasted via a variety of snowbanks and there is certainly barely a scratch on the front conclusion,” Jay instructed us. His primary approach was to design and style the entrance conclusion in a way that it can be swappable with the primary body elements, but “it just came out way far too awesome to think about getting it off soon after the season is more than.”

What’s the next stage for the Mad Max S6? “Maybe we will do the exact to the rear conclusion, or start on an exoskeleton to go up around the roof rails to mount some a lot more lights and our studded tires also, you know, since roof racks are interesting, specifically when you put neat tires on them,” Jay wrote us. We are not able to wait around to see the upcoming degree.