Rear-Wheel Drive Makes a Comeback to Audi R8 Lineup

Rear-Wheel Drive Makes a Comeback to Audi R8 Lineup

Aivaras Grigelevičius

We all can agree that all-wheel drive provides security and the ability to endure any weather. It's very important if you live in a country where you can experience all four seasons. Well, you know, a place where one day you can enjoy sunlight, and another will surprise you with rain or even snow.

Audi R8 RWD
Audi R8 RWD
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Audi R8 RWD
Audi R8 RWD
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But we all know that, if you want to have fun, especially in a supercar, you need rear-wheel-drive configuration.

For your and our joy, Audi Sport division surprised us with a new Audi R8 version which has a glorious V10 engine and rear-wheel drive. How perfect is that?

Audi R8 RWD interior
Audi R8 RWD interior
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Audi R8 RWD interior
Audi R8 RWD interior
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Unlike the Audi R8 RWD version, which was a limited edition model, this one is a production-series model. So, if you want to buy it, you don't need to rush and worry about the limited number of units, and that's a good thing.

Another good change is a visual update on the outside. Rear-wheel driven Audi R8 has a new front splitter, air inlets, and air outlet grille. Moreover, the diffuser has moved upwards and incorporated two oval tailpipes.

Audi R8 Coupe
Audi R8 Coupe
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Audi R8 V10 RWD
Audi R8 V10 RWD
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As standard, it rides on 19-inch forged wheels, but it can be had with 20-inch rims as well.

And now – THE most important part. 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10. It develops 540 brake horsepower and 540 Nm of torque.

This V10 will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which in Audi family is better known as S-Tronic.

Audi R8 Spyder
Audi R8 Spyder
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Audi R8 Spyder
Audi R8 Spyder
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Naturally aspirated engine and quickly gear shifting gearbox will rocket Audi R8 Coupe to 100 km/h in 3,7 seconds. And, if you live in Germany near derestricted autobahn, you will be happy to know that the car can reach 320 km/h top speed.

It will be available in Coupe and Spyder body styles.

Audi R8 Coupe & Spyder
Audi R8 Coupe & Spyder
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Audi R8 RWD
Audi R8 RWD
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Sales of this model will start early next year.

At least in Germany, it will be priced from €144,000 for Coupe version, and €157,000 for Spyder.

5.2 liter V10 FSI motor
5.2 liter V10 FSI motor
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