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Video: Audi R8 RWD Review

04th November 2022
Simon Ostler

There isn’t long left until we say goodbye to the Audi R8, but the German manufacturer seems determined to let it’s spectacular V10 supercar go out in a blaze of glory. That’s right, we finally have a rear-wheel-drive version.

This leaves us in something a quandary, though. Because this new R8 provides us with plenty of the enjoyment we feel previous Quattro versions have lacked, there's no drive in the front wheels, which has given the steering a heightened sense of sharpness. But it’s less powerful and less capable in wet conditions. It takes away the comfort and security that comes with all-wheel-drive, and suddenly, you have to have your wits about you when you press that oh-so-loud peddle to the floor.

But that is exactly what makes the R8 RWD so special. It makes you think, and that all adds to the spectacle of a car with a naturally-aspirated V10 that still sounds absolutely fantastic.

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