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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.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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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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