Audi has released a short video teasing a rear-wheel drive version of its R8 supercar, which is expected to debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this week.
The video shows a white R8 with a unique red decal pulling a donut with some relaxing, ballet-worthy music laid over top. Smoke pours from the rear tyres as it dances to the music, suggesting that it’s rocking a rear-wheel drive powertrain.
We don’t know much about the rumored RWD R8, but the lack of a rear wing on this car leads us to believe it will be based on the standard R8 and not V10 Plus. In the regular R8, the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine makes 532 horsepower, however that figure climbs to 602 horsepower in the uprated V10 Plus. No matter how much power is on offer, it should be more than enough for most buyers – especially when paired with RWD.
Press days at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show are set to kick off tomorrow, so we’ll have all the details on the RWD R8 shortly. We may even be lucky enough to learn more about this tail-happy Audi as early as tonight, so be sure to stay tuned for updates.
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