Limited to 999 models, the new Audi R8 V10 RWS (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.6–12.4 [18.7–19.0 US mpg], combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 286–283 [460.3–455.4 g/mi])continues the exclusive history of the R8, now available for the first time with pure rear-wheel drive. The story begins in 2007 with the launch of the first-generation Coupé, followed in 2010 by the Spyder. Together, both variants have resulted in more than 34,000 sales. They demonstrate the high-tech competence of Audi and its strong connection to motorsport.
With the second R8 generation, Audi Sport proves its credentials again – the engineers developed the new Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car together with the production models. As a result, more than 50% of all parts from the R8 LMS are also found in the R8. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 has an even higher number of identical parts to the Audi R8 Coupé than the GT3 sports car, with around 60% of the same parts being used.
The close collaboration between the race engineers, motorsport professionals and developers has significantly increased the performance of the road version. Renowned awards like the “Golden Steering Wheel” and “Auto Trophy” prove the success of the Coupé.
The mid-mounted engine in the Audi R8 and R8 Spyder is a classic concept in motorsport and is part of the sporting DNA of the brand. Even the Grand Prix racing cars of the Auto Union back in the 1930s had engines above the rear axle – a revolutionary step at the time.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.