Audi, 2018 Eylül'de tanıttığı ve 999 adetle sınırlı arkadan itişli R8 türevini yeniledi. Limitli üretilen RWS'nin halefinin adı RWD olarak açıklandı.
Makyajlı R8'i temel alan yeni R8 RWD hem Coupe, hem de Spyder gövde tipleriyle satılacak. Arkadan itişli modeli dışarıdan tanımanız için size bir ipucu: R8 RWD'nin yandaki hava bıçaklarından üstte olanı siyah, altta olanı gövde rengi.
Galeri: 2020 Audi R8 RWD
Arkadan itişli R8 standart olarak ön bıçakta, yan eteklerde ve difüzörde siyah renk taşıyor ancak isteğe göre bu elemanlar karbon parçalarla değiştirilebiliyor. Üstü açık Spyder'da ise "Kemora Grisi" adlı yeni bir renk ve daha fazla siyah detay sipariş edilebiliyor.
Ingolstadtlı markanın ünlü 5.2 litrelik atmosferik V10'undan beslenen R8 RWD 540 bg güç, 540 Nm tork üretecek. Arka aksa giden gücün aktarımından ise 7 ileri S-tronic çift kavramalı şanzıman ve mekanik kilitli diferansiyel sorumlu olacak. Makyajlı R8 V10'un dört çeker versiyonunda 570 bg güç, 560 Nm tork sunulduğunu hatırlatalım. Yani R8 RWD ağabeyinden 30 bg ve 20 Nm daha düşük performans sunuyor.
Buna rağmen R8 RWD, dört çeker modelden pek de geri kalmıyor. 100 km/s hıza Coupe gövde tipiyle 3.7, üstü açılır Spyder formülüyle 3.8 saniyede ulaşan süper otomobilin maksimum sürat değerleri ise sırasıyla 320 km/s ve 318 km/s olarak açıklandı.
Quattro dört çeker sisteminin gidişiyle 65 kg hafifleyen R8 V10 RWD sabit tavanlı Coupe paketinde 1595 kg ağırlığında. Katlanır tavan düzeni dolayısıyla coupe'den 100 kg ağır olan Spyder'da ise 55 kg'lık bir hafifleme söz konusu; yani bu modelin ağırlığı da 1695 kg.
Önümüzdeki sene satışları başlayacak olan R8 V10 RWD çiftinin en büyük avantajı ise dört çekere göre 22'şer bin € daha uygun olmaları. Coupe'nin fiyatı 144 bin, Spyder'ın fiyatı 157 bin €'dan başlıyor.
Even sharper and more striking:
The Audi R8 V10 RWD
- The sports car with rear-wheel drive is now a fixed element of the portfolio
- New exterior design analog to the revised R8 quattro versions for the series production model and racing car
- 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine with 540 PS accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds
From special series to standard range: The Audi R8 V10 with rear-wheel drive (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 13.1–12.9 (18.0–18.2 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 293–299 (471.5–481.2 g/mi)) is advancing to a permanent model. In this context, its exterior is being redesigned to make it even more striking: It will be fitted with the same new features as the R8 V10 quattro models**. The V10 mid-engine, which delivers 397 kW (540 PS) here, and the rear-wheel drive offer a puristic kind of driving pleasure. The near-production-level Audi R8 LMS GT4 racing car, which also features rear-wheel drive, is being released at the same time, with a new design and noticeable optimizations in terms of vehicle dynamics. The customer sport racing car for the international GT4 category will offer private drivers even more precise adjustment options in the future.
* Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and efficiency classes given in ranges depend on the tire/wheel sets used.
** The collective consumption values of all models named and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this press release.
“We launched a limited series of the Audi R8 V10 RWS** at the beginning of 2018,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “Its rear-wheel drive derived from the R8-LMS racing car, and the special dynamics sparked our customers’ enthusiasm right away. Now it will become part of the R8 family as a separate model, the R8 V10 RWD**. And we are giving it the same sharp look with which we designed the new R8 quattro models. At the same time as we are releasing the series production model, we are also offering the R8 LMS GT4 racing car with a new look.”
The series production car: Audi R8 V10 RWD
The design of the R8 V10 RWD
The new design features perfectly highlight the dynamics of the Audi R8 V10 RWD**, which is available as a Coupé and Spyder. The Singleframe is broader and flatter, and the slits below the hood are reminiscent of the brand’s icon, the Audi Sport quattro.
The air inlets, the front splitter and in particular the air outlet grille at the rear have become broader. The diffuser, which is flanked by two oval tailpipes, has moved further upward. In the engine compartment, the air filter is situated under a new cover, which is available in a choice of plastic or carbon fiber.
The sideblades of the R8 V10 RWD** hint at the model’s special status: The top blade is designed in glossy mythos black, while the bottom blade is painted in the color of the vehicle. The front blade, the side sill inserts and the diffuser are painted in gloss black as standard. The carbon styling package and, for the Spyder, an extended black styling package are available as an alternative. Kemora gray has been added to the color chart. As an option, the Audi rings and logo are painted in high-gloss black. Inside, the driver and passenger sit in sport seats covered in leather and Alcantara. A shiny badge with the “RWD” logo is fitted across from the front passenger.
The heart of the high-performance sports car: the 5.2 FSI
The heart of the Audi R8 V10 RWD** high-performance sports car beats behind the passenger cell. The naturally aspirated V10 inspires pure fascination, with an incomparable sound, lightning-fast response and immense torque. The 5.2 FSI delivers 397 kW (540 PS) and at 6,500 rpm, it achieves a maximum torque of 540 Nm (398.3 lb-ft) that is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed S tronic and a mechanical locking differential.
The R8 V10 RWD Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.9 (18.2 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km:293–294 (471.5–473.1 g/mi)) catapults itself and the driver from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds, and its propulsion ends at 320 km/h (198.8 mph). The values for the Spyder (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 13.1 (18.0 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 298–299 (479.6–481.2 g/mi) are 3.8 seconds and 318 km/h (197.6 mph).
Extreme vehicle dynamics for purists
The rear-wheel drive of the R8 V10 RWD** provides a very special kind of driving pleasure. If sport mode is activated in connection with the Electronic Stabilization Control ESC, the suspension setup and control system even allow controlled drifting. The power steering ensures intense contact with the road. The Audi R8 V10 RWD** rolls standard on black 19-inch forged wheels with 245/35 tires up front and 295/35 tires at the rear. 20-inch wheels and sport tires are also available; they improve the dynamics, grip and deceleration under high loads and requirements even further.
The axle load distribution is 40:60. The Coupé (empty and without the driver) weighs just 1,595 kilograms (3,516 lb) – the omission of the propeller shaft, the quattro multi-plate clutches and front axle differential make the R8 V10 RWD** around 65 kilograms (143 lb) lighter than the R8 quattro model. Weighing 1,695 kilograms (3,737 lb), the R8 Spyder V10 RDW** is 55 kg (121 lb) lighter than the R8 Spyder V10 quattro**. Like all R8 models, it features an Audi Space Frame (ASF) body made of aluminum and large parts of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).
The R8 V10 RWD** is produced, largely by hand, at the “Böllinger Höfe” production facility at the Audi location in Neckarsulm. The high-performance sports car with rear-wheel drive will be introduced on the European markets at the beginning of 2020; the base price for the Coupé in Germany will be EUR 144,000. The Spyder will start at EUR 157,000.