REAR-DRIVE FIRST FOR R8
THE first ever production Audi with rearwheel drive has been launched. Only 999 examples of the R8 V10 RWS (Rear Wheel Series) will be built – a mix of Spyder and Coupé (above) variants.
The mid-mounted 5.2-litre V10 develops 532bhp and 540Nm of torque, and according to Audi, that makes the newcomer capable of 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds – two tenths slower than the standard four-wheeldrive R8. Around 50kg of weight has also been stripped out.