A few years after marketing a limited series of its R8, the RWS, Audi reiterated the operation with a model of series this time: the R8 V10 RWD.
She returns! The Audi R8 had already been entitled to its propulsion version: the R8 RWS. It was then a limited edition that quickly found its customers. Proof if needed, the German manufacturer has announced that a similar version would enter the range for the 2020 vintage. Its new name: the R8 V10 RWD , for Rear Wheels Drive.
This time, it is a model of series and not a simple special series which takes place within the range R8. It will be available in Coupe and Spyder (convertible) and will be launched on the European markets early next year.
This R8 propulsion arrives for two reasons: to be the “player” supercar of the ring brand, but also to create a more affordable entry level. According to Audi, it is possible that the drift is controlled if the driver activates the Sport mode: the ESC would adapt to allow nice cross. Everything is relative, since it will still pay 144,000 euros for the Coupe and 157,000 euros for the discoverable version.
Look and engines
The new R8 RWD also arrives with some external updates . These include the grille that recalls the other models of the manufacturer, the air intakes and the rear diffuser that have expanded.
In addition, the latter has been slightly raised and integrates the two oval exhaust cannulas.
For a small extension on the final note, you can have the logo in black and the “Carbon Plus” package, only available on the Spyder version. Standard this R8 V10 RWD has forged wheels of 19 inches, 20 inches optional.
Inside, Audi covered the sport seats with leather and Alcantara and added an “RWD” logo right in front of the passenger on the dashboard.
The heart of this R8 propulsion is still the same as that of the RWS limited series: the 5.2 liter V10 develops 540 horsepower and 540 Nm of maximum torque i. The block is associated with a seven-speed S Tronic transmission and a mechanical locking differential. The whole thing propels the Coupe from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and allows it to reach a top speed of 320 km / h. For its part, the Spyder is 0.1 seconds worse on the sprint, and caps 2 km / h earlier.
On the scale, the coupe gains 65 kg compared to the all-wheel drive model while the Spyder has shed 55 kg and weighs 1,695 kg.
Notice to fans of propulsion: there is finally a model to meet your expectations at Audi.