Audi's 611hp R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD breaks cover

Audi R8 V10 GT RWD

Audi has unveiled the R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD, the second edition of the German automotive brand’s exclusive super sports car.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the powertrain setup of the Audi R8 V10 GT RWD?

    According to Audi, the R8 V10 GT RWD is equipped with a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
  • How many units of the Audi R8 V10 GT RWD will be made?

    Per Audi, only 333 units of the R8 V10 GT RWD will be produced.
  • Per the Ingolstadt-based carmaker, the Audi R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD is equipped with a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine. The powerplant gives the new R8 V10 611 horsepower (hp), making it the most powerful rear-wheel drive unit in the brand's history. It can reach a top speed of 320 kilometers per hour (kph).

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    Its predecessor, the R8 V10 performance RWD, makes only 562 horses.

    A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission facilitates faster gear shifting. Thanks to an altered gear ratio and the associated higher speed, the new gearbox allows even more impressive acceleration in all gears.

    The Audi R8 V10 GT RWD also gets a new Torque Rear driving mode that allows drivers to choose their own level of electronic stability control (ESC) support. The technology enables controlled and simultaneously precise oversteering. The seven-stage torque rear can be adjusted via the control satellite on the steering wheel.

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    To differentiate the new Audi R8 V10 GT RWD from its relatives, the special model is equipped with exclusive add-on parts. The first distinguishing feature is the “R8 GT” lettering on the rear. Likewise, all other emblems in the car are in black.

    Also fitted is the high gloss black Carbon Aerokit which consists of a front splitter, flics, side skirt covers, cW-elements on the sides of the rear bumper, a diffuser, and a rear wing with gooseneck suspension.

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    Furthermore, the Audi R8 V10 GT RWD is fitted with a carbon fiber engine cover, a carbon fiber side blade, and door mirror housings in carbon high gloss. Additionally, it also gets a Bang and Olufsen (B&O) sound system, an Alcantara diamond headlining, and dark-tinted laser headlamps.

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    The new Audi R8 V10 GT RWD is limited to 333 units worldwide with just 15 allocated for its market in the United Kingdom. Its pricing, per the carmaker, has yet to be announced.

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