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Audi R8 V10 GT RWD marks the departure of the V-10 engine

THE Audi confirmed last Monday (3), that the R8 V10 GT RWD, will be the last R8 model of the brand to have the V-10 engine.

Just 333 examples of the R8 V10 GT RWD will be built for sale worldwide, although there's a good chance we'll see an additional series of open-top Spyder versions, which was the case with the GT version of the previous-gen R8.

The 5.2-liter V-10 engine has been tuned to deliver 611 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque in this latest model.

These are the same numbers the engine gives in the all-wheel drive R8 and make the R8 V10 GT RWD the most powerful rear-wheel drive production car to wear the Audi badge.

Performance numbers include 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.4 seconds, 0-124 mph acceleration in 10.1 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph.

More Audi R88 V10 GT RWD specs

The R8's 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission also has recalibrated gear ratios for faster gear changes, while a new Torque Rear mode allows the driver to adjust the electronic stability control intervention.

The Audi R8 V10 GT RWD lost 44lb, bringing the total weight to 3,461lb. This was achieved with the addition of 20-inch light alloys shod with Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon-ceramic brake rotors, reinforced plastic stabilizer bar at the front, and lightweight seats.

The interior of the new Audi R8 V10 GT RWD is exclusive, filled with leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber.

The wilder R8 also has carbon-ceramic brakes as standard, which subtract no less than 20 kilograms from unsprung masses, reducing the weight of the package to just over a ton and a half.

Inside, the cherry on top of the R8 range is highlighted by the new competition seats, authentic bucket seats with red seatbelts, while carbon fiber covers the gearshift lever.

In addition, the bodies are available in three colors: Tango Red and Daytona Gray and Suzuka Grey.

The Audi R8 V10 GT RWD will hit the markets next year, with the stipulated value of 225,000 euros.

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