“A limited-edition special model for customers with an appreciation for essential driving enjoyment…”Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH
“The R8 V10 RWS is made for purists,” said Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. “A limited-edition special model for customers with an appreciation for essential driving enjoyment, the R8 V10 RWS is an absolutely exclusive offer. With its mid-mounted V10 engine and rear-wheel drive, it successfully brings the driving concept of our R8 LMS racing car to the streets.”
The mid-mounted 5.2 litre V10 engine produces 540 hp and delivers peak torque of 398.3 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm. The R8 RWS coupe blasts from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. The soft top Spyder is just one-tenth of a second slower. The coupe can reach speeds of 320 km/h or almost 200 mph. The Spyder is just 2km/h slower.
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 will be available for order in Germany and other European countries in the fall of 2017 with delivery in the beginning of 2018. The Coupé starts at 140,000 euros or $203,000 at today’s exchange rate. The open top Spyder starts at 153,000 euros or $222,000 Canadian.