Audi has announced the resumption of sales of the rear-wheel drive R8 supercar. Initially, the mono-drive version of the model was presented to the public two years ago under the name RWS, while then the Germans produced only 999 of these cars.
Now the rear-wheel drive Audi R8 is returning to the market under the name V10 RWD, and its edition is not limited. It will be possible to order such a car with both a closed (coupe) and an open (roadster) body type.
The 2020 Audi R8 RWD received the same visual changes as the all-wheel drive variant, which underwent a restyling in the fall of the eighteenth. In particular, the rear-wheel drive supercar has got a new front splitter and modified air intakes.
Plus, the mono-drive modification received a new rear diffuser and large oval exhaust pipes. The color palette has been replenished with the exclusive Kemora Gray, while the front splitter, sills and diffuser of the rear-wheel drive supercar are glossy black regardless of body color.
By default, the Audi R8 RWD is supplied on 19-inch forged wheels with tires measuring 245/35 at the front and 295/35 at the rear, but the car can also be ordered with 20 ″ discs. Plus, the packages “Carbon Styling” and “Extended Black Styling” are available for modification, allowing you to further personalize the look of the supercar.
The interior of the car is equipped with sports seats with a combined trim made of leather and Alcantara, and the RWD logo flaunts on the front panel on the passenger side. The supercar is powered by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 with 540 hp. (540 Nm), which at one time was also equipped with the RWS version.
In conjunction with the engine, the seven-band S Tronic robot is working. Note that the Audi R8 V10 RWD Coupe weighs 1,595 kg, that is, the car is 65 kg lighter than a similar all-wheel drive coupe. As for the rear-wheel drive roadster, its curb weight is 1,695 kg (- 55).
It is reported that from 0-100 km / h the coupe can accelerate in 3.7 seconds, and it can accelerate up to 320 km / h. In turn, a roadster with a drive only to the rear axle takes the first hundred in 3.8 seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 318 km / h. In both cases, this is 0.3 sec. slower than similar options with all-wheel drive, and the maximum speed is lower by 4 km / h.
In the salons of European dealerships of the brand, the mono-drive new Audi R8 RWD will appear in early 2020, the coupe price starts from 144,000 euros, and the roadster will have to pay at least € 157,000.