The Audi R8 RWS was such a success, Audi has come back for more – and this time around it’s a proper production model, not just a limited edition! Get Excited!!
At the heart of the R8 V10 RWD is the same 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine we’ve come to know and love, developing 397kW and 540Nm of torque – exactly the same as the R8 RWS (referring to the Rear Wheel Series – a limited production run of 999 models that came out in 2018) – sending all of its power to the rear rubber through Audi’s seven-speed S-tronic gearbox and a mechanical locking differential.
0-100km/h takes 3.7 seconds in Coupe form and 3.8 seconds for the Spyder version, while the Coupe is able to reach a top speed of 320km/h and the Spyder will top out at around 318km/h. Without the front driveshafts, the R8 V10 RWD goes on a diet to lose 65kg compared to the standard R8 V10 quattro in Coupe form, while the Spyder loses 55kg compared to its all-wheel-drive sibling.
The new design features perfectly highlight the dynamics of the Audi R8 V10 RWD. The Singleframe is broader and flatter, and the slits below the hood are reminiscent of the brand’s icon, the Audi Sport quattro.
The air inlets, the front splitter and in particular the air outlet grille at the rear have become broader. The diffuser, which is flanked by two oval tailpipes, has moved further upward. In the engine compartment, the air filter is situated under a new cover, which is available in a choice of plastic or carbon-fiber.
The sideblades of the R8 V10 RWD hint at the model’s special status: The top blade is designed in glossy mythos black, while the bottom blade is painted in the color of the vehicle. The front blade, the side sill inserts and the diffuser are painted in gloss black as standard. The carbon styling package and, for the Spyder, an extended black styling package are available as an alternative. Kemora gray has been added to the color chart. As an option, the Audi rings and logo are painted in high-gloss black. Inside, the driver and passenger sit in sport seats covered in leather and Alcantara. A shiny badge with the “RWD” logo is fitted across from the front passenger.
Australian Specification and pricing has not been confirmed as of yet. We will report back with those once Audi Australia has the details for us.
Image and Source Credit: Audi Sport