The rear-wheel travel Audi R8 V10 RWS is coming to Australia in April, with pricing setting up at $299,500.
Meanwhile, the drop-best will kick off at $321,000 – undercutting its all-wheel travel counterpart by $67,500. The RWS Coupe is also $67,500 significantly less expensive than its all-wheel drive equivalent.
According to Audi, the RWS shares 50 per cent of its elements with the rear-push R8 LMS currently competing in GT3 racing. Specified the racer is primarily based on the road automobile, that shouldn’t be stunning.
Energy arrives from the exact same 5.2-litre V10 motor as the all-wheel generate model, creating a handy 397kW and 540Nm of torque. It is hooked up to a 7-speed twin-clutch transmission, which can help supply a 3.7 second dash to 100km/h and a 320km/h major pace.
By way of comparison, the R8 V10 Plus produces 449kW and 560Nm, though the base R8 V10 helps make the very same quantity of energy and torque as the RWS.
The confined-run R8 is 50kg lighter than its quattro siblings, and has a uniquely tuned chassis to cope with potential tail-out motion.
“The Audi R8 RWS is such an fascinating vehicle for us mainly because it is the the really first rear-wheel travel manufacturing car or truck at any time constructed by Audi,” explained Paul Sansom, Audi Australia controlling director.
“As a model renowned for quattro, or all-wheel generate, this was a substantial but fascinating transfer for our manufacturer in when all over again demonstrating our Vorsprung, or progressiveness, to buyers.”
Placing the RWS apart from all-wheel generate Audi supercars is its white paintwork with one of a kind stripes, a new exhaust, and black detailing around the entire body. LED lights is standard entrance and rear, too.
Inside of, MMI Navigation, the Audi Digital Cockpit, DAB+ radio, heated sports activities seats and parking sensors are also conventional. Homeowners also get a establish plate, lest they fail to remember their automobile is one of 999.
CarAdvice has contacted Audi Australia to discover out how lots of RWS R8s will be coming Down Underneath. Presented just 999 will be developed around the world, it’s not possible to be a lot of.
Audi R8 V10 In addition pricing
All selling prices are before on-road costs
Audi R8 V10 RWS Coupe: $299,950
Audi R8 V10 RWS Spyder: $321,000