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2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS: Rear-wheel drive makes the heart grow fonder

Audi's iconic R8 is at its best in limited-edition Rear Wheel Series form.

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Only 999 examples of the Audi R8 RWS will be sold.

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RWS means Rear Wheel Series, as in, rear-wheel drive.

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For a company like Audi, whose brand reputation has long centered around Quattro all-wheel drive, the switch to rear-wheel drive is a big deal.

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Mounted amidships is a 5.2-liter V10 with 532 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque.

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The RWS is about 110 pounds lighter than a Quattro-equipped R8.

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The RWS-specific red stripe is a $450 option.

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Otherwise, the RWS looks the same as any other R8.

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LED headlights and taillights are standard.

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Side intakes feed cool air into the monstrous V10 engine.

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