Limited Edition – only 999 worldwide. Maximum performance. Unique handling and dynamics. The Audi R8 V10 Rear Wheel Series (RWS) is the first series production model from Audi to bring the distinctive rear-wheel driving characteristics of the R8 LMS race car to the streets. The R8 V10 RWS comes as a limited edition with a combined Coupé and Spyder production volume of just 999 cars worldwide.
Made for purists – the Audi R8 V10 RWS with mid-mounted V10 engine and rear-wheel drive.
Whether on straight roads, in curves or at high speed, the Audi R8 Coupé V10 RWS offers breathtaking driving pleasure and successfully brings the drive concept from R8-LMS racing cars onto the road.
Its sports outfit: Ibis white. Its distinguishing features: two-coloured side blades; the upper side blade is in metallic myth black, and the lower one is in the same colour as the car.
Highlighting the distinctive look: Front air intakes in matt titanium black.
The V10 cylinder engine is visible under the rear window.
The 540 hp V10 FSI engine with a true rear-wheel drive.
Bold proportions dominate the rear of the Audi R8 Coupé V10 RWS. However, overall, it has become 50 kilos lighter compared to the Audi R8 Coupé V10 with quattro drive.
The R8 V10 Rear Wheel Series is produced exclusively by hand in the R8 manufactory "Böllinger Höfe".
The sports seats in the interior are covered with leather and Alcantara. On request, we can also fit bucket seats.
The badge on the dashboard proves its exclusivity: the Audi R8 V10 rear wheel series is being offered with a limited edition of 999 cars.
The definition of adrenaline
Transferring its immense power to the road through the rear wheels, the R8 RWS takes full advantage of its low centre of gravity and optimal weight distribution to produce its own unique driving dynamics.
The finest craftsmanship
Creating such a special car requires immense experience, expertise and absolute attention to every detail. Like the R8 GT3 LMS race car with which it shares up to 50 percent of its componentry, the Audi R8 Coupé and Spyder V10 RWS are painstakingly and lovingly hand-built at Audi Sport’s purpose-built Bӧllinger Hӧfe facility in Heilbronn.
A heart of performance
Powered by a mid-mounted, high-revving 5.2-litre V10 FSI engine, the R8 RWS delivers breathtaking performance – producing 397 kW of power and 540 Nm of torque. Married to a seven-speed S tronic transmission, the Coupé races from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds, and the Spyder in 3.8 seconds.
Differentiated by exclusive details, the R8 RWS features different coloured sideblades for the Coupé, with the upper sideblade in Mythos black and the lower painted in the body colour. Optionally available for the Coupé are bespoke Audi Sport decals in Misano red. Front and rear air intakes feature in matt titanium black and the exclusive 19” alloy wheels in 5-V-spoke design finished in high gloss black complete the look.