The R8 embodies everything that represents the Audi Sport production division

The R8 embodies everything that represents the Audi Sport production division

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The model will be the last of its kind in the German brand with internal combustion

By Jonathan Miranda / Autopress

July 16, 2022 at 4:32 pm • Last updated on July 16, 2022 at 4:33 pm

Since the R8 was presented to the world as a concept during the Geneva Motor Show, in 2003, until today, the expectation is that Audi would create larger versions of the super sports car. But it took 15 years for the standard front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration to finally arrive. And the wait was worth it. The R8 is a model that helped the German brand chart a new path for its production cars.

Audi R8 Coupe V10 – Image: Disclosure

The super sports car developed by Audi Sport was originally based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, but has a name and several solutions taken from the R8 Le Mans Model. However, to reach the peak in the concept of sports for many purists, the rear wheel drive has always been missing.

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Finally, in this second generation, focusing again on the Lamborghini, Huracán, Audi Sport created the Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD, a classic sports car that makes the tracks its natural home – in this case, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Audi R8 Coupe V10 – Image: Disclosure

Frankly, any attempt to use the model’s performance in another environment borders on madness. The features and capabilities of this version are beyond what can be extracted from the database. Although he says a lot: there is 570 hp, 56.1 kgfm, 1,665 kg, zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a maximum of 329 km/h.

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Visually, the R8 stands for everything that stands for the Audi Sport range: a pleasing design and the most advanced finishes available, accompanied by a personalization package that ends where the wallet allows. This is another of his virtues.

Audi R8 Coupe V10 – Image: Disclosure

Without much of a sporty look on the outside or an overabundance of equipment in the cabin, the bolide remains a good German sports car that prioritizes the most important thing, which is performance.

The R8 is living its best years, but it will likely be the last of its kind in the brand and internal combustion engine. In Europe, the premium sports car is priced at 149,000 euros (about R$960,000).