Audi R8 V10 RWS to arrive in the Middle East

19-Mar-2018
News

The purist character of the new R8 variant is underscored by the matt black grille of the Singleframe and the matt black air apertures at the front and rear of the car. The upper sideblade (of the coupe) is finished in gloss black, the lower blade in the body colour. Similar to the R8 LMS GT 4, the Coupé is available with an optional red film running over the hood, roof and rear end. Inside, the driver and passenger sit in sport seats covered in leather and Alcantara. Bucket seats are available as an option. The dashboard bears an emblem “1 of 999,” indicating the limited number of units.

"The Audi R8 V10 RWS successfully brings the drive concept of our R8 LMS GT4 racing car onto the road," says Oliver Hoffmann, Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH. "The V10 engine is not just one of the last naturally aspirated engines in its segment, it is also used in racing with an almost identical construction to the mass-production model. We have only made minimal adjustments to comply with regulations.""

The Audi Sport GmbH is extending its R8 model series to include a new derivative with rear-wheel drive. The Audi R8 V10 RWS will arrive in the Middle East during April 2018 as a limited series of 999 units in both coupe and Spyder variants."

The mid-mounted V10 makes 540hp and 540Nm of torque, enabling the coupe to hit 100km/h from rest in 3.7 seconds, and reach a top speed of 320km/h. The Spyder takes 3.8 seconds and gets to 318km/h."

The chassis setup and control systems allow controlled drifts if the driver chooses "dynamic" mode in the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system and sets the Stabilization Control ESC to "Sport". The ESC intervenes reliably at the limit. The Audi R8 V10 RWS rolls standard on black-finished, 19", cast aluminium wheels in a five-spoke V-design, with 245/35 tires up front and 295/35 at the rear. Prices in the UAE start from AED 514,500 for the coupe and AED 577,500 for the Spyder."