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    • Audi brings back the rear wheel drive R8 - Facelifted 2020 RWD V10 R8 Coupe and Spyder

      Remember the 2018 Audi RS RWS? The rear wheel drive R8 V10 was a limited edition model that came only as a coupe. Audi is bringing back the rear wheel drive R8 and naming it the RWD V10 which makes a lot of sense.


      Additionally, it is available as a coupe or in spyder form.

      The LWS was priced at $138,700. What is the V10 RWD coupe price? AudiBoost is not sure but hopes the price is similar.

      Power is dropped to 532 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque but this can and will be brought up to 600+ with aftermarket software.

      The RWD version also weighs 143 pounds less than the all wheel drive R8 Coupe at 3516 pounds. The Spyder is 121 pounds lighter than its all wheel drive companion at 3737 pounds.

      No word yet on US availability or pricing but expect the car sometime in after European deliveries in 2020. It will also be a permanent model until the R8 is discontinued.




























      This article was originally published in forum thread: Audi brings back the rear wheel drive R8 - Facelifted 2020 RWD V10 R8 Coupe and Spyder started by Sticky View original post
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      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The LWS was priced at $138,700. What is the V10 RWD coupe price? AudiBoost is not sure but hopes the price is similar.
        The RWS was very well priced, a real bargain. It makes sense to bring this model to North America where most people driving a supercar don't need AWD anyways.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        The RWS was very well priced, a real bargain. It makes sense to bring this model to North America where most people driving a supercar don't need AWD anyways.
        Incredible bargain. Only car that might get me out of my 911.
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        Incredible bargain. Only car that might get me out of my 911.
        Didn't you say something similar about a McLaren? Click here to enlarge

        Looks really good I must say, the facelifted R8 Gen2. Such an idiocy that Audi has decided to can this gorgeous car.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        And how they purposely, at least in Europe, won't let you rev it out for the exhaust note like one could in the older model.