Audi R8 V10 GT RWD marks finish of the highway for V-10 engine


Audi’s V-10 engine shouldn’t be lengthy for this world.

The model with the 4 rings in its emblem on Monday unveiled the R8 V10 GT RWD, and confirmed the automobile because the swan tune for the V-10. It begins gross sales in 2023 and in Europe will carry a price ticket of 225,000 euros (roughly $220,460). Pricing for the U.S. hasn’t been introduced.

Simply 333 examples of the R8 V10 GT RWD might be constructed for worldwide sale, although there is a good probability we’ll see an extra run of open-top Spyder variations, which was the case for the GT model of the previous-generation R8.

The acquainted 5.2-liter V-10 has been tuned to ship 611 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque on this newest utility. These are the identical figures the engine delivers within the all-wheel-drive R8, and makes the R8 V10 GT RWD probably the most highly effective rear-wheel-drive manufacturing automobile to put on the Audi badge. Efficiency figures embody 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.4 seconds, 0-124 mph acceleration in 10.1 seconds, and a prime pace of 199 mph.

The R8’s 7-speed dual-clutch automated additionally has recalibrated gear ratios to ship sooner shifts, whereas a brand new Torque Rear mode permits the motive force to regulate the intervention of the digital stability management. There are seven levels of Torque Rear to select from, with every greater setting making the automobile wish to oversteer extra. Energy sliding round corners needs to be a breeze.

The R8 V10 GT RWD has additionally shed 44 lb, bringing the curb weight to three,461 lb. This was achieved with the addition of 20-inch gentle alloys shod with Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon-ceramic brake rotors, a carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic anti-roll bar up entrance, and light-weight bucket seats. An adjustable coil-over suspension is obtainable.

An aerodynamics pack units aside the R8 V10 GT RWD from different R8 variants. The pack features a new entrance splitter, flics, aspect skirt covers, attachments on the edges of the rear fascia, a rear diffuser, and a rear wing with swan-neck struts. The consumption manifold can also be painted black.

The usual coloration for the R8 V10 GT RWD is matte Suzuka Grey, a coloration that pays homage to the earlier R8 GT (options embody Tangorot Metallic and Daytona Grey Metallic). Likewise, the inside’s black with purple accents theme is shared with the automobile’s predecessor, and the distinctive sequence quantity within the 333-unit construct run options on the middle console, imprinted in a carbon inlay.

Audi hasn’t stated if the R8 will die alongside the V-10, although rumors level to the automobile being discontinued subsequent 12 months. One other supercar is deliberate, although it would include an electrical powertrain and sure a brand new title.


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