autoevolution
compare with...
Pick brand
  • AC
  • ACURA
  • ALFA ROMEO
  • ALPINE
  • ARIEL
  • ARO
  • ARTEGA
  • ASTON MARTIN
  • AUDI
  • AURUS
  • BENTLEY
  • BMW
  • BRISTOL
  • BUFORI
  • BUGATTI
  • BUICK
  • CADILLAC
  • CATERHAM
  • CHEVROLET
  • CHRYSLER
  • CITROEN
  • CUPRA
  • DACIA
  • DAEWOO
  • DAIHATSU
  • DATSUN
  • DeLorean
  • DODGE
  • DONKERVOORT
  • DR MOTOR
  • DS AUTOMOBILES
  • EAGLE
  • FERRARI
  • FIAT
  • FISKER
  • FORD
  • FSO
  • GEELY
  • GENESIS
  • GMC
  • GTA Motor
  • HINDUSTAN
  • HOLDEN
  • HONDA
  • HUMMER
  • HYUNDAI
  • INFINITI
  • ISUZU
  • JAGUAR
  • JEEP
  • Karma
  • KIA
  • KOENIGSEGG
  • KTM
  • LADA
  • LAMBORGHINI
  • LANCIA
  • LAND ROVER
  • LEXUS
  • LINCOLN
  • LOTUS
  • Lucid Motors
  • Mahindra
  • MARUSSIA
  • MARUTI SUZUKI
  • MASERATI
  • MAYBACH
  • MAZDA
  • MCLAREN
  • MERCEDES BENZ
  • Mercedes-AMG
  • MERCURY
  • MG
  • MINI
  • MITSUBISHI
  • MORGAN
  • NIO
  • NISSAN
  • OLDSMOBILE
  • OPEL
  • PAGANI
  • PANOZ
  • PERODUA
  • PEUGEOT
  • Pininfarina
  • PLYMOUTH
  • Polestar
  • PONTIAC
  • PORSCHE
  • PROTON
  • QOROS
  • RAM Trucks
  • RENAULT
  • RIMAC
  • RIVIAN
  • ROLLS-ROYCE
  • SAAB
  • SALEEN
  • SAMSUNG
  • SANTANA
  • SATURN
  • SCION
  • SEAT
  • SKODA
  • SMART
  • SPYKER
  • SSANGYONG
  • SUBARU
  • SUZUKI
  • TATA MOTORS
  • TESLA
  • TOYOTA
  • TVR
  • VAUXHALL
  • VOLKSWAGEN
  • VOLVO
  • WIESMANN
  • ZENDER
  • Zenvo
Car video reviews:

Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay  

Audi tried the RWD supercar market in 2018 when it launched the R8 RWS, which stood for Rear-Wheel Series.

Even though the carmaker was mostly known for its quattro systems, which sent the power in all corners of a car, it knew that supercars' drivers were very comfortable with rear-wheel drive vehicles, so it did it. The experiment was successful, and the carmaker continued that by adding the R8 RWD in 2019 and the Performance version in 2021.

From the outside, the car looked very similar to the rest of the R8 range. While the front bumper and general shape of the car were the same, there were a few details different, such as the mate-black singleframe grille, body-colored side air intakes from the rear quarter panels, or the carbon-fiber door-mirror caps. Last but not least, the RWD Performance version received a specific set of light-alloy wheels to lower the unsprung masses.

Inside, a large, sharply contoured arch ran around the driver's area, creating a "monoposto," racing atmosphere. In front of the driver, a 12.3-inch display was filled the floating-design instrument cluster. Unlike the rest of the R8 range, the Performance version offered a steering wheel with four control satellites to control the Audi drive select, the start-button, to activate the performance mode, and control the Audi virtual cockpit screen respectively.

Since it was a performance-oriented supercar, it received a new powerplant enhanced by 30 hp when compared to the rest of the range from the same 5.7-liter V10. It was paired as standard with a seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch) gearbox that sent the power to the rear wheels via a mechanical locking differential.

AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD 2021 - Present 35 Photos
AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD (2021 - Present)
press release
AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD 2021 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 5.2L V10 7AT RWD (570 HP)

AUDI R8 V10 performance RWD 5.2L V10 7AT RWD (570 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.2L V10 7AT RWD (570 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
5204 cm3
Power
419.2 KW @ 8000 RPM
570 HP @ 8000 RPM
562 BHP @ 8000 RPM
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 6400 RPM
550 Nm @ 6400 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19.3 gallons (73.1 L)
Fuel capacity (optional)
21.9 gallons (82.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
204 mph (328 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic DCT S tronic
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35 R19 // 295/35 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
174.4 in (4430 mm)
Width
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Height
48.7 in (1237 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.8/63 in (1,646/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Cargo Volume
4 cuFT (113 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.36
Aerodynamics (frontal area)
2.01 m2
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3505 lbs (1590 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4178 lbs (1895 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
12 mpg US (19.6 L/100Km)
Highway
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Combined
18.2 mpg US (12.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
295 g/km
  report a mistake on this page