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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Audi Says Goodbye To The V10-Powered R8 With This Limited Edition Model


Twelve years after the premiere of the first Audi R8 GT, Audi Sport is launching the second edition of this exclusive super sports car, and it will be the last to be powered by the legendary V10 engine.

The Audi R8 V10 GT RWD features an uprated 5.2-liter V10 engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic for faster shifts. With 620 horsepower and 565 Nm of torque, it’s the most powerful rear-wheel drive Audi ever made. 0 to 100 km/h is done in just 3.4 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h is dispatched in 10.1 seconds, and top speed is pegged at 320 km/h.



For the first time, the hand-built R8 GT offers Torque Rear mode. Slippage is controlled on the rear axle by the traction control system (ASR). With 7 curves stored in the ASR, which the driver controls via a knob on the steering wheel, it offers different levels of support with Level 1 allowing little slippage, while Level 7 allowing a lot of slippage.

Compared to the R8 Coupe V10 RWD, Audi Sport was able to shed 20 kilograms of weight. According to engineers, the exclusive 20-inch lightweight forged wheels played a big role in this, as did the ceramic braking system. Further weight reduction was done to the seats and even the suspension which now has a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) anti-roll bar.



Differentiating the R8 V10 GT RWD from other R8 models include the black “R8 GT” lettering at the back (all other emblems are black as well) and the Carbon Aerokit with its front splitter, side skirt covers, and rear wing with gooseneck suspension. It also gets a carbon fiber engine cover and side mirrors, and a black painted intake manifold. Inside, it gets red seatbelts—an option last offered in 2012. It’s also serialized with the number found in the middle of the selector lever.

Audi says they’ll only be making 333 of the R8 V10 GT RWD.


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