Following its European admission backward aftermost year, the rear-wheel-drive Audi R8 has now been added to Audi USA’s 2021 calendar as well.
Joining the 2021 R8 V10 achievement quattro Coupe and Spyder, the 2021 R8 V10 RWD Coupe and Spyder affection the aforementioned high-revving, artlessly aspirated 5.2-liter V10, admitting with 70 HP and 15 lb-ft (20 Nm) less. As with the limited-edition R8 V10 RWS, the V10 in the R8 RWD makes 532 HP (540 PS) and 398 lb-ft (539 Nm) of torque and is akin to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.
The R8 RWD is alone hardly slower than its AWD counterpart, with the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) dart demography 3.6 abnormal for the Coupe (3.7 abnormal for the Spyder) – a accident of aloof 0.4 abnormal over the quattro models. The top acceleration is 201 mph (323 km/h) for the auto alternative and 200 mph (322 km/h) for the open-top model; the agnate quattro variants are 4 mph (6 km/h) faster.
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Weighing beneath than its AWD counterpart, the R8 RWD had its anatomy accurately acclimatized for rear-wheel drive. Modifications included solid rear axles as against to hollow, a stiffer advanced anti-roll bar, and an access in rear abrogating camber.
The R8 V10 RWD models can be accustomed acknowledgment to different architecture elements that accommodate the high-gloss atramentous advanced blade, ancillary axle inserts and rear diffuser, ancillary blades accomplished in Mythos black, and chrome bankrupt tips.
An accessible carbon exoteric amalgamation adds carbon cilia to the agent alcove and carbon sigma ancillary blades. All R8 models affection accepted LED headlights and LED taillights with activating about-face signals, while V10 Achievement models can be had with the alternative Audi laser lights.
Inside, the 2021 R8 V10 RWD appearance Fine Nappa covering upholstery and 14-way ability action seats as standard. An accessible Premium amalgamation upgrades the berth to 18-way adjustable ability seats with aeriform ancillary and leg bolsters, Alcantara headliner, continued covering package, 550-watt Bang & Olufsen complete arrangement with 13 alone surrounding speakers, as able-bodied as aflame aperture axle inlays.
Other accessible bales accommodate the carbon autogenous amalgamation which adds carbon cilia high-gloss surrounds for both the basic cockpit and the air vents, and the design stitch abounding covering package. The closing requires the Premium package, abacus design bond to the Alcantara amateur and seats.
Prices for the 2021 Audi R8 V10 RWD alpha from $142,700 for the Coupe and $154,900 for the Spyder. The R8 V10 Achievement Coupe quattro bliss off at $196,700, while the Spyder acme the ambit at $208,900. All prices exclude a $1,495 destination allegation and $1,700 gas auto tax ($2,100 for the Achievement models).
The 2021 Audi R8 ambit will access in U.S. dealerships in winter 2020.