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

What is your initially reaction when a person tells you they want to develop into a experienced rally driver? It is very probably that you’ll likely just smile at them and say “oh, that is good!,” understanding how a great deal effort and hard work, dollars, and time it takes in preparations to strike the dust monitor in a skilled manner. That was probably the reaction Jay Bullington from Saukville, about 30 minutes north of Milwaukee, obtained immediately after saying his plans to his buddies.

Jay is the operator of JXB General performance, a enterprise that models and sells efficiency car or truck elements. Most times he pretends he is working jointly with his two colleagues “when we are basically just spitballing tips to make the race autos go speedier or what the following insane create will be.” It was almost certainly just one of people times when the thought of an Audi S6 prepared for ice racing arrived to head. And the execution of the job is totally awesome.

The motor vehicle you see in the attached gallery started out its everyday living as a standard 2013 S6 with numerous house owners in advance of Jay made a decision to purchase it. It even bought its 4.-liter twin-turbo V8 motor changed at some level, and Jay told us this made it the “perfect applicant for a race automobile.” Right after many bolt-on energy modifications, which includes efficiency intakes, exhaust, and fueling upgrades to help hybrid turbos, the quickly sedan was rapidly turned into a 650+ whp sleeper.

But, clearly, that was not the key mission. Jay wished to develop a new auto for ice racing to swap his dying S4, and this black high-mileage S6 was best for the occupation. But he needed to keep the fast sedan in superior condition and offering it tubular front-finish defense speedily came to him as the greatest probable alternative. He contacted a regional cage-builder and made a decision to go for what he describes as an “OEM+” glimpse for the entrance stop – quite angular fenders to make enough space for studded tires and an Audi-like honeycomb grille.

Over-all, the overall tailor made front conclusion weighs all around 200 lbs (91 kilograms) and took the group functioning on the car or truck about 200 hours to produce it. The end result? “We’ve blasted by way of a quantity of snowbanks and there is certainly barely a scratch on the front conclude,” Jay told us. His primary plan was to layout the front stop in a way that it can be swappable with the unique physique sections, but “it just arrived out way also brilliant to look at taking it off immediately after the season is around.”

What’s the next stage for the Mad Max S6? “Maybe we’ll do the exact same to the rear conclude, or begin on an exoskeleton to go up above the roof rails to mount some a lot more lights and our studded tires far too, you know, due to the fact roof racks are awesome, particularly when you put awesome tires on them,” Jay wrote us. We are unable to wait to see the up coming level.