In 2018, Audi Sport launched the R8 RWS in limited series at 999 copies. Faced with the enthusiasm of customers, the brand is back with the Audi R8 V10 RWD, which by the way, no longer produced in limited series. The powered supercar looks the same as the new Audi R8 V10 Quattro, so it's hard to decide between them. The only distinguishing feature is the interior of the dashboard on the passenger side where the badge 'RWD' has been affixed.
The Audi R8 V10 RWD is powered by the magnificent V10 5.2 TFSI engine. For this version, the ten-cylinder V delivers 540 hp at 6500 rpm for 540 Nm of torque. Power is routed to the rear wheels via the seven-speed S tronic gearbox. This version is therefore much less powerful than an Audi R8 V10 Quattro, whose power can climb up to 620 hp for the terrible version 'Performance'. It does not matter, because with 540 hp, a 0 to 100 km / h shot in 3.7 seconds (3.8 seconds for the Audi R8 V10 RWD Spyder) and a rear-wheel drive, this model is certainly not stingy in sensations.
As standard, the Audi R8 V10 RWD has 19-inch wheels (20-inch optional) with 245/35 tires at the front and 295/35 at the rear. By losing the quattro all-wheel drive, the Audi R8 RWD has also lost a few pounds. Indeed, empty and driverless, the Coupé displays 1595 kg on the scale, a dry 65 kg (55 kg for the Spyder) compared to the model quattro. Finally, the axle load distribution is 40:60.
The Audi R8 V10 RWD is produced in Germany at Neckarsulm. On the other side of the Rhine, the Coupé is sold 144'000 euros while the Spyder claims € 157,000.