Audi R8 V10 RWS has been unveiled as new member of R8 family. This limited edition RWS stands for Rear Wheel Series. However, this new car will be available both in Spyder and Coupe versions. Audi R8 V10 RWS is rear-driven exclusively. It ditches the all-wheel drive which the standard model employs. The CEO of Audi Sport GmbH spoke few words about the modfel.Audi R8 V10 RWS is a limited-edition unique model. The model is for purchasers with appreciation for necessary driving enjoyment.
However, the car is absolutely a brilliant offer. The car packs V10 mid-mounted engine and a rear-wheel drive. However, it brings successfully the concept of driving the Audi R8 V10 RWS racing car to the roads. The 5.2 liter naturally aspirated FSI V10 of the standard R8 renders the power to the car. However, it means that the engine delivers 532 hp (540 PS) and 398 lb-ft (549 Nm) of peak torque. Audi R8 V10 RWS can hit 100 km/hr (0-62 mph) within 3.7 seconds (Spyder takes 3.8 seconds). However, this is 0.3 seconds slower then V10 R8 Quattro.
The car can reach the highest speed of 198 mph (Spyder- 197 mph). However, this is 1 mph off compared to what all-wheel drive model could achieve. The new Audi R8 V10 RWS is even 50 kg lighter than standard Quattro models. Since, the car does away with elements like multi-plate clutch, centre differential, a propshaft. It tips the scales at 3,505 lbs (1590 kg) without driver. However, the brand plans to render only 999 examples of this new Audi R8 V10 RWS. The price will start from £110,000 ($ 144k in present exchange rates). Well, it is for customers in the UK.