Audi have just launched details of its new limited edition rear wheel drive R8 V10 RWS and the R8 Spyder V10 RWS.

RWS stands for Rear Wheel Series and they will be built by hand at the Böllinger Höfe R8 factory.

The R8 V10 RWS weighs 40kg less than an R8 Coupe because it isn’t 4 wheel drive.

There will only be 999 units made worldwide and will be available to order from Friday 15 September.


“The R8 V10 RWS is made for purists.”  “A limited-edition special model for customers with an appreciation for essential driving enjoyment, the R8 V10 RWS is an absolutely exclusive offer. With its mid-mounted V10 engine and rear-wheel drive, it successfully brings the driving concept of our R8 LMS racing car to the streets.”


Said Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH.


We Blog Any Car Stats:

  • 5.2 litre engine
  • 540 PS power
  • 540 Nm of torque
  • 3.7 seconds 0 to 62 mph (coupe)
  • 198 mph top speed
  •  leather and Alcantara sports seats
  • 1,590 kilograms weight (coupe without driver)
  • 19 inch 5 spoke V design alloy wheels
  • a “drift” mode can be selected
  • £110,000 on the road price 

We Blog Any Car Thoughts…………….

This car has all the hallmarks to be a future classic car: Limited production run, rear wheel drive and optional red decal.