Tweet TweetA great supercar always sparks a few special limited editions before the replacement arrives. It was the case of the Ferrari 430 who got the Scuderia, it was the case of the 911 GT3 with the RS version same goes for the Superlegerra version of the Lamborghini Gallardo. The Audi R8 goes on a diet and it's now 220 pounds lighter and as if the weight loss isn't enough it's also on some steroids. The steroids worked quite well and the power output of the 5.2 liter V10 engine grew by 35 horsepower up to a total of 560. The lighter, faster version will be called the 2011 Audi R8 GT and it will be produced in just 333 units and it will hit showroom floors sometime next summer. The GT version of the Audi R8 V10 is looking to be altogether great but the only thing is that the only gearbox choice for this version is Audi's single-clutch R-Tronic semi-automatic transmission. A manual would have been nice. I suppose the spoiler is enough for the Germans. … [Read more...] about Pricing on the 2011 Audi R8 GT announced
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Tweet TweetAudi announced its plans to offer a limited edition of the new R8, namely the Exclusive Selection models. The German company offers the opportunity for the U.S. customers to get their hands on the refreshed Audi R8 a little bit faster. The new Audi R8 follows to arrive in the States somewhere next year, but, the impatient customers can order the Audi R8 Exclusive Selection edition. The German car maker will offer only 20 units of the V8-powered model and 30 vehicles of the V10 model. The base model is motivated by a 4.2-liter unit capable to develop 430 horses and 316 lb-ft of torque. Standard features include a Daytona Gray finish, 19-inch titanium wheels, red brake calipers and leather upholstery along with carbon fiber trim inside. The more powerful Audi R8 V10 arrives in the States with a 5.2-liter unit capable to deliver 525 horses. The new Exclusive Selection Edition models are priced from $137,700 in the U.S. topping with $170,600. … [Read more...] about Audi R8 Exclusive Selection edition comes to U.S.
To you and I, the R8 RWS is just another version of Audi's mid-engined supercar - RWS stands for Rear Wheel Series, which indicates the removal of the front driveshafts. This is the first rear-driven R8 and it'll be limited to 999 units worldwide, split across Coupe and Spyder body styles. The R8 range grows a little; life goes on. But within the boardrooms and offices of Audi Sport, the R8 RWS must seem like an enormous gamble. In fact, we know it's an enormous gamble for Audi because it's taken the company twelve years to take it. For one thing, building a rear-wheel drive version of a halo model undermines the core brand value Audi has spent the last few decades cultivating. If we all drive the RWS and say it's more enjoyable than the existing R8, what on earth does that say about Quattro? It's like Tesla turning its back on batteries and electric motors altogether and fitting its next model with a stinking great V8 instead. And for another, even more troubling thing, by producing … [Read more...] about Audi R8 RWS vs Porsche 911 GT3
There's an awful lot about the Audi R8 RWS which ought to bring joy to even the most jaded enthusiast: this is now the cheapest R8 on sale, yet it's also the lightest, the rarest and, er, the most oversteery. It's being offered exclusively with a passive suspension set up and also comes as standard - in case you hadn't noticed - with one of the finest powertrains to grace a modern motor car. All for £15k less than an AMG GT C... By and large the Rear Wheel Series variant drives just like a regular V10 car - which is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand it's as approachable and manageable as the all-wheel drive cars on the road, and on the other, it's just as easy to level the familiar 'slightly too good and therefore a bit aloof' accusations at. There simply isn't the transformative dynamic change on the road that many were craving; either from the switch to rear-wheel drive or from the weight saved as a result. Perhaps the ride is more fluid and less abrupt now - it's … [Read more...] about Audi R8 RWS: Driven
RWS? A rear-wheel steer Audi R8? No, a rear-wheel drive Audi R8. The S stands, rather misleadingly, for Series. But what we have here, besides an R8 lacking a pair of front driveshafts, is very interesting. Why’s that? Because of what R8 Rear Wheel Series represents. When was the last time Audi did a rear-wheel-drive sports car? You have to go so far back for it to be pointless. Back to a time before the legendary Quattro, before even sports cars were invented. To all intents and purposes this is Audi’s first ever rear-wheel drive car. And that matters. It shows, in a way that far outstrips the fact Audi is only making 999 of them, that the days of dull Audis are over, that it wants to be taken seriously as a builder of purist sports cars. At least I hope it does. If not we’ll just chalk this one up as another colossal missed opportunity. Despite its limited-edition status, the RWS is Audi’s cheapest R8. If you order one, you can choose … [Read more...] about Audi R8 RWS review: new rear-drive R8 driven