Audi R8 RWS: 999 units, only with rear-wheel drive

Audi led the Frankfurt Auto show 2017 a special edition of its supercar named Audi R8 V10 RWS, whose main feature is that it only has rear wheel drive.

During years, Audi tried to convince us that the all-wheel drive Quattro was most efficient when we speak of performance cars. However the German firm has decided to break with tradition, with a series of special limited superdepoortivo R8, whose main feature is that it only has rear-wheel drive.

This “all back” carried the name Audi R8 V10 RWS, and will be built in a series which will be limited to 999 units. Account with the V10 engine of 5.2-liter naturally aspirated, which develops 540 HP of power, with a maximum torque of 540 Nm, which is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 320 km/h. Both the hardtop as the closed preserve the cor S-tronic with double clutch and 7-speed.

With respect to conventional versions, the R8 RWS has been subjected to a diet that managed to crop 50 kilograms in the case of the coupé and 40 kg on the Spyder. The distribution of weights is 40.6/59.4 per cent for the coupe, while that for the open version is of 40.4/59.9 per cent.

in Addition, the engineers have developed a new configuration for the electronic controls, that includes a function of “wheelspin, controlled” in the driving mode Dynamic system of dynamic control of the driving Audi drive select.

Aesthetically the Audi R8 RWS adds a few touches specific to this version, as their llantas 19-inch alloy painted in black color, in addition to red lines that run through various sections of the body. As for the interior, add a plaque that identifies it as a limited edition, which includes the serial number.

This special series will be available from the autumn. prices for Spain have been fixed in 165.000 euros in the case of the Audi R8 V10 RWS Coupe, while the version Spyder will have a price of 180.250 euros.