The Audi R8 Coupé and Spyder V10 RWS

Limited Edition – only 999 worldwide.

Maximum performance. Unique handling and dynamics. The Audi R8 V10 Rear Wheel Series (RWS) is the first series production model from Audi to bring the distinctive rear-wheel driving characteristics of the R8 LMS race car to the streets. 

The R8 V10 RWS comes as a limited edition with a combined Coupé and Spyder production volume of just 999 cars worldwide.

The definition of adrenaline

Transferring its immense power to the road through the rear wheels, the R8 RWS takes full advantage of its low centre of gravity and optimal weight distribution to produce its own unique driving dynamics.

The finest craftsmanship

Creating such a special car requires immense experience, expertise and absolute attention to every detail. Like the R8 GT3 LMS race car with which it shares up to 50 percent of its componentry, the Audi R8 Coupé and Spyder V10 RWS are painstakingly and lovingly hand-built at Audi Sport’s purpose-built Bӧllinger Hӧfe facility in Heilbronn.

A heart of performance

Powered by a mid-mounted, high-revving 5.2-litre V10 FSI engine, the R8 RWS delivers breathtaking performance – producing 397 kW of power and 540 Nm of torque. Married to a seven-speed S tronic transmission, the Coupé races from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds, and the Spdyer in 3.8 seconds.

Exclusive design

Differentiated by exclusive details, the R8 RWS features different coloured sideblades for the Coupé, with the upper sideblade in Mythos black and the lower painted in the body colour. Optionally available for the Coupé are bespoke Audi Sport decals in Misano red. Front and rear air intakes feature in matt titanium black and the exclusive 19” alloy wheels in 5-V-spoke design finished in high gloss black complete the look.

Key Highlights

  • 5.2 V10 FSI engine with 397 kW and 540 Nm
  • Audi Space Frame with multi material lightweight carbon fibre and aluminium construction
  • Mid-engine design concept
  • Audi virtual cockpit with R8 specific display
  • Audi Sport exhaust system with high gloss black tailpipes
  • R8 sport steering wheel with multifunction and paddle shift
  • Alcantara and leather upholstery