The Audi R8 was transferred to rear-wheel drive and made cheaper

The Audi R8 was transferred to rear-wheel drive and made cheaper

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Audi has unveiled the rear-wheel modification of the supercar R8 second generation.

Audi has unveiled the rear-wheel modification of the supercar R8 of the second generation, the resulting lighter and cheaper version with the four wheels. The novelty debuted as a coupe and a Roadster (Spyder).

The mass of Audi R8 coupe RWD amounted to 1595 kg, 65 kg lighter all-wheel drive supercar. As for the convertible, its weight reduced by 55 kg – up to 1695 pounds. Cars equipped with a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine that develops 540 HP and 540 N·m of torque – 30 strength and 20 N·m less than the standard quattro versions.

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The engine is paired with seven-speed robotized gearbox with two clutches and a differential with mechanical lock. Coupe dials the first “hundred” for 3,7 with, and its maximum speed was 320 km per hour. Spyder accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h for 0.1 second slower, and its maximum speed is equal to 318 miles per hour.

In Germany the price of Audi R8 RWD will start with a mark of 144 thousand euros, while the Audi R8 RWD will cost at least 157 thousand euros. In both cases, it is of 22 thousand euros cheaper-wheel-drive supercars.

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The circulation of new items will not be limited, as in the case of rear-wheel drive version of the previous supercar. We will remind, the party of such vehicles limited 999 copies.

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