- Audi's Iconic R8 Returns: The Audi R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD is a thrilling addition to the R8 legacy.
- Powerful V10 Engine: The 5.2-liter V10 engine delivers an astounding 620PS for exhilarating performance.
- Rear-Wheel Drive Excellence: This model boasts rear-wheel drive, offering a unique and controlled driving experience.
- Precision in Control: The Torque Rear mode allows for precise control of oversteering, adding to the excitement.
- Limited Edition Rarity: Only 333 units of this supercar will be produced globally, with just 15 available in the UK.
- Faster Gear Changes: A new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission ensures lightning-fast shifts.
- Striking Design Elements: Exclusive features like black accents and sequential numbering pay homage to the R8 GT lineage.
- Weight Reduction: Audi has reduced the weight by approximately 20kg, enhancing overall performance.
- Aerodynamic Enhancements: The Carbon Aerokit enhances stability and cornering speed.
- Captivating Interior: The black and red interior scheme, along with unique detailing, adds a touch of exclusivity.
A dozen years after unveiling the first Audi R8 GT, Audi Sport GmbH proudly presents the latest iteration of this exclusive super sports car: the all-new Audi R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD. This remarkable vehicle is powered by a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine, which has been meticulously tuned to produce a staggering 620PS. Notably, this makes it the most potent rear-wheel-drive powertrain ever to grace the Audi lineup.
Enhancing the driving experience, a cutting-edge seven-speed dual-clutch transmission ensures lightning-fast gear changes. Moreover, the addition of the Torque Rear driving mode grants drivers the freedom to tailor their electronic stability control (ESC) settings, providing a unique blend of control and precision that allows for finely-tuned oversteering. The Torque Rear mode can be easily adjusted via the steering wheel's control satellite, offering a range of settings to match your driving style.
Limited to just 333 units worldwide, with a mere 15 allocated for the UK market, the new R8 GT boasts a range of exclusive exterior and interior features that pay homage to the original R8 GT. These include sequential numbering, distinctive lightweight alloy wheels, and a striking interior adorned in a captivating black and red combination.
A Farewell to the V10 Engine
The highly exclusive Audi R8 V10 GT RWD marks the zenith of the iconic mid-engined supercar. This limited-production marvel, with only 333 units destined for the global market and 15 headed for the UK, also signifies the end of an era for the high-revving 5.2-liter V10 engine. The V10 powerplant has been meticulously tuned to deliver an awe-inspiring 620PS and a robust 565Nm of torque. As a result, the R8 V10 GT RWD rockets from 0 to 62mph in a mere 3.4 seconds, reaching a top speed of 199mph.
Exclusive to the GT model is the innovative torque rear-drive mode, a feature that enables precise and controlled oversteering, providing an exhilarating driving experience. The addition of a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, with even quicker shift times, elevates the performance to new heights. The intake manifold's black finish is an exclusive design touch for the R8 GT, adding to its allure.
Innovative Torque Rear Drive Mode
Audi Sport GmbH, known for crafting the R8 GT with meticulous care at Böllinger Höfe, introduces the Torque Rear mode for the first time. This feature allows precise control of rear-axle slippage via the traction control system (ASR), which is part of the ESC. With seven distinct ASR characteristic curves offering varying levels of support, drivers can fine-tune their driving experience. From minimal slippage at level one to pronounced slippage at level seven, the desired torque rear level can be effortlessly adjusted using the steering wheel's control satellite. This system adapts to evolving driving skills and road conditions, optimizing engine power to the rear axle based on sensor inputs.
Less Weight, More Performance
Compared to the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance RWD, several measures have been implemented to reduce the R8 GT's weight by approximately 20kg, bringing it to a total of 1,570kg (excluding the driver). The exclusive 20-inch, 10-spoke wheels, designed in collaboration with Michelin for both road and track use, play a pivotal role in weight reduction. These lightweight forged wheels draw inspiration from Audi's motorsport heritage. Additionally, the standard ceramic braking system enhances performance while saving weight.
The R8 GT also features R8 bucket seats and a performance sports suspension with a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) anti-roll bar. The front anti-roll bar, crafted from CFRP, along with red anodized aluminum coupling rod connections, reduces weight and enhances road-holding and cornering dynamics. For those seeking an even sportier setup, the R8 GT offers an optional coilover suspension that allows for individual adjustment of ride height, compression, and rebound levels.
A Distinctive Appearance
To set the Audi R8 V10 GT RWD apart from its counterparts, Audi has equipped this special model with exclusive add-on components. The most noticeable feature is the "R8 GT" lettering in black on the rear, complemented by black emblems throughout. The Carbon Aerokit in high gloss Black, meticulously developed in wind tunnels, significantly improves stability on the road, enabling higher cornering speeds. This comprehensive kit includes a front splitter, flics, side skirt covers, cW-elements on the rear bumper, a diffuser, and a rear wing with gooseneck suspension. The rear wing optimizes wing underflow, enhancing aerodynamic efficiency.
UK R8 GTs will come standard with a carbon fiber engine cover, side blade, and door mirror housings in carbon high gloss. Additional features include the B&O sound system, an Alcantara diamond headlining, and dark tinted laser headlamps.
As an homage to its predecessor, the new R8 GT is offered in matte Suzuka Gray, with alternative color options including Tango Red Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, and Daytona Gray Metallic. Inside, Audi Sport GmbH continues to pay tribute to the original R8 GT from 2010 with an interior featuring a captivating black and red color scheme. Red belts, exclusive to the R8 GT from a dozen years ago, further enhance the interior's sporty appeal. The floor mats and R8 bucket seats proudly display the special model's sequential numbering, partially embedded in the carbon inlay.