Great information from Neckarsulm for rear-wheel drive followers—the 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS was made particularly for you.
The R8 Rear Wheel Collection (RWS) is restricted to 999 items for each coupe and Spyder variants. Audi’s new drift machine can be constructed solely by hand on the Böllinger Höfe R8 manufacturing facility.
A naturally aspirated 5.2-liter mid-mounted V-10 engine supplies 540 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. The V-10 is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.
Audi claims that the coupe can dash from zero–62 mph in three.7 seconds, whereas the Spyder can get you there in three.eight seconds. Prime pace for the coupe is 198.eight mph and 197.6 mph for the drop-top.
“The R8 V10 RWS is made for purists,” stated Stephan Winkelmann, Audi Sport GmbH CEO, in a press release.
“A limited-edition particular mannequin for purchasers with an appreciation for important driving enjoyment, the R8 V10 RWS is a completely unique provide. With its mid-mounted V10 engine and rear-wheel drive, it efficiently brings the driving idea of our R8 LMS racing automotive to the streets.”
Audi says the specifically tuned chassis setup permits managed drifts with an axle load distribution of 40.6:59.four for the coupe and 40.four:59.6 for the Spyder.
With a view to drift, the motive force must put the R8 in “dynamic” mode and set the Stabilization Management ESC to “sport”. Audi claims that the ESC kicks in reliably on the restrict and the electromechanical energy steering is totally freed from torque steer.
The R8 RWS coupe weighs in at three,505 kilos, 110.2 kilos lower than its all-wheel-drive sibling, whereas the RWS Spyder is 88 kilos lighter and weighs in at three,704 kilos.
Each physique kinds of the brand new R8 variant get loads of matte black design parts beginning with the grille and the air apertures on the entrance and rear of the automotive.
The higher sideblade of the coupe is completed in gloss black, the decrease blade within the physique shade. It resembles the R8 LMS GT 4 and is accessible with an optionally available pink stripe operating over the hood, roof, and rear finish.
Inside, the game seats are coated in leather-based and Alcantara with bucket seats provided as an possibility. On the dashboard, there’s a “1 of 999” badge to let your passenger know the way uncommon your new chicken is.
The 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS can be accessible for order in Germany and Europe this fall.
It would attain the U.S. market in early 2018. The coupe begins at about $168,500, the Spyder at $184,150.