Rear-drive Audi R8 RWS is priced from £112,450 in UK

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The pricing detail of the limited edition Audi R8 RWS for the United Kingdom has been announced. RWS means Rear Wheel Series and is often described as purebred variant of R8. As the name suggests, Audi R8 RWS drives in rear wheels only in an attempt to offer sharper character on the road. Only 999 units will be made available all around UK. To turn standard Audi R8 into RWS took lot of work. The work consists of abandoning of propshaft, multi-plate clutch and center differential.

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These changes help the car to weight lighter by 110lbs for coupe variant and 88lbs for open-top Spyder. Incidentally, Audi R8 RWS is first Audi vehicle to have rear-drive. There are numerous features in it such as specially adapted chassis and suspension settings. It helps in improvement of the handling and also electromechanical power steering gives more precision and feel. The power in the Audi R8 RWS comes from naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V10 engine. It generates an output of 532 horsepower and 540Nm of torque. There is an optional freer sports exhaust which can be availed too.

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UK models will be offered with 19 inch alloy wheels, all-LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic indicators. Inside the cabin, Alcantara heated sport seats (leather) along with obligatory plaque is present. This plaque represents limited and speciation edition of latest Audi Sports model. There is also customization option with the Audi R8 RWS for customers. The pricing commences from £112,450 for Coupe version whereas Spyder variant starts from £121,140. The availability of Audi R8 RWS will start from the month of March.

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