Audi R8 V10 Rear-wheel drive: Lighter and as Dynamic as ever

Audi has just announced the New R8 V10 Rear-wheel Drive with several core updates and improvements. A limited edition R8 V10 was introduced back in 2018, a rear-wheel drive wonder derived from the R8 LMS race car. Now, Audi is releasing the R8 V10 rear-wheel drive alongside a new-look R8 LMS GT4 racing car. The R8 V10 Is a core model in the series production

Every supercar enthusiasts should be familiar with the R8, both the V8 and V10 versions. With the new R8 V10, Audi has given it a new look in two variants, Coupe and Spyder (Roadster).

At the front, the supercar’s singleframe is broader and flatten with slits at the bottom. Along with the air intakes and front splitter, you can tell where Audi’s going with this.

From the rear, Audi added a wider air outlet grille, a diffuser and two oval tailpipes. 

Dynamic photo, Colour: Tango Red

Moving to the side of the car, the sideblades hint the supercar’s special status. The blades are painted glossy black up top and body color at the bottom  The front blade, the side sill inserts and the diffuser are painted in gloss black as standard.

The new color Kemora grey has also been added to the palette of exterior finishes just for the R8 series. Last but not least, the R8 V10 comes standard with black 19-inch forged wheels with 245/35 tyres up front and 295/35 tyres at the rear. Upgrades to 20-inch wheels are available.

Inside, the driver and passenger sit in sport seats covered in leather and Alcantara, and ahead of the passenger an inset RWD logo denotes this model’s special status.

In the engine compartment, the air filter sits under a carbon fiber cover. A 5.2 FSI N/A powers the R8 V10 with an outpu of 540PS and a peak torque of 540 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed S tronic and a mechanical locking differential. A century mark dash takes just 3.7 seconds, while top speed speed is limited to 198mph.

5.2 litre V10 FSI engine in the Audi R8 V10 RWD

Everyone who knows about the R8, already read about the way it drives and those with an experience should undestand it better. The R8 V10 rear-wheel drive now even offers the ability to drift thanks to a dedicated sport mode. 

The sports car from Audi has a weight distribution of 40:60. The Coupé (empty and minus driver) weighs just 1,595 kilograms, 65 kg lighter than the R8 V10 quattro (all-wheel) version. The roadster is 1,695 kilograms, 55 kg lighter than the R8 Spyder V10 quattro. Like all R8 models, it features an Audi Space Frame (ASF) body made of aluminium but also incorporating significant carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) content.

The R8 V10 rear-wheel drive is hand-made in Audi’s “Böllinger Höfe” production facility in Neckarsulm. Price and distribution have not yet been announced at this time.

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