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Audi brings rear-wheel drive to the R8 Coupe and Spyder

And it's not a limited-edition model this time, either.

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What's better than an Audi R8? A rear-wheel-drive Audi R8.

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It's called the R8 RWD, and it goes on sale in Europe early next year.

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Will this car come to the US? Audi officials can't confirm that just yet.

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Power comes from a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10.

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The R8 RWD produces the same 532 horsepower as the old R8 RWS.

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But unlike the R8 RWS, the new car won't be a limited-production affair.

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In fact, it's available in both Coupe and Spyder body styles.

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Rear-wheel drive makes the R8 a whole lot more playful.

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Here's hoping it'll make its way to the US.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the new Audi R8 RWD.

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