The Audi R8 V10 RWD Gets A Boost In Power And A New Name
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The Audi R8 V10 RWD Gets A Boost In Power And A New Name

The Audi R8 V10 RWD Gets A Boost In Power And A New Name
Posted in Audi On By Aaron

The classic Audi R8 V10 RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) gets a boost in power and torque for 2021 and is now called the R8 V10 'Performance' RWD.

  • Audi R8 V10 RWD gets renamed R8 V10 'Performance' RWD
  • 5.2-litre V10 engine remains but uprated for 562bhp
  • Reaches 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 204mph
  • All-new 'Editions' models offer extra spec and exclusivity
  • Carbon Package for Edition models priced at £9,000
  • Prices start from £126,885 OTR for the coupe and £135,575 OTR for the Spyder

The Audi R8 V10 RWD gets a boost in power and a new name

The classic Audi R8 V10 RWD supercar has had a significant boost for the 2021 model. The design is remaining untouched but the R8 supercar, with its 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10, now produces 562bhp and 406lb-ft of torque. This is a boost of 30bhp and 7lb-ft of torque over the previous iteration. Audi says this is to put "the R8 model range more firmly in the top position".

An image of the Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD Coupe

With the boost in power comes a new model name as well. Previously, it was called the R8 V10 RWD. But Audi have updated the name to the R8 V10 'Performance' RWD.

The seven-speed S tronic (automatic) gearbox with a mechanical limited-slip differential remains in place, but the Coupe and Spyder now offer optional Dynamic Steering. Which improves the cars precise steering and feedback when driving fast in corners, as well as low-speed manoeuvers.

With the increase in power, the R8 V10 Performance RWD has become relatively identical to the four-wheel-drive Quattro model, aside from differences in badges and placement. The standard Performance RWD comes with Audi's virtual cockpit technology, 19-inch twin-spoke alloys and Nappa leather sports seats.

An image of the Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD Spyder

The new 'Edition' models offer additional spec such as 20-inch cast aluminium alloys in bronze, a Bang & Olufsen stereo with loudspeakers in head restraints and red brake calipers. The Quattro model also benefits from carbon-ceramic brakes, if you so choose.

The Carbon Package can be added to Edition models for a further £9,000. This adds a gloss carbon fibre front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser, mirrors and engine cover, interior carbon fibre door sills, inlays and centre console.

Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD Prices

R8 V10 Performance Coupe

R8 V10 Performance RWD £126,885
R8 V10 Performance RWD Edition £137,885
R8 V10 Performance Quattro £146,990
R8 V10 Performance Quattro Edition £153,990

An image of the Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD Coupe from behind

R8 V10 Performance Spyder

R8 V10 Performance RWD £135,575
R8 V10 Performance RWD Edition £146,575
R8 V10 Performance Quattro £155,680
R8 V10 Performance Quattro Edition £162,680

Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD Release Date

The Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD will be available to order from the 21st of October.

An image of the Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD Spyder from behind

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