The Audi R8 V10 GT RWD 2023 that you have on these lines is not only a love song to sports cars. It is more momentous than it seems because it is not only a special edition of the slightly lighter and more powerful R8, but it is also Audi’s latest V10-powered supercar.
In Ingolstadt, they have already confirmed that the successor to the R8 will be electric from the e-Tron family and that it will be powered solely by batteries (no plug-in solutions), so this is the last opportunity that the brand gives you to have fun with the glorious howl of the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter.
Reading that Audi R8 V10 GT RWD it may sound like an Audi R8 GT edition has already come out. And you are right because it was the farewell version of the previous generation.
At the time it was graced with a large spoiler, some aerodynamic touches on the front bumper, ceramic brakes, and a bit more power than a regular R8 V10. Audi only made 333 of them to maintain its aura of exclusivity.
That recipe worked wonders because the new R8 GT is essentially the same thing. Only 333 will be built and to prove it they have placed a numbered plaque inside. There, too, some bucket seats and specific details with red stitching will brighten your day.
As for the mechanical details, in the 2023 R8 V10 GT you will find a carbon fiber stabilizer bar and new 20″ forged wheels that allow you to save 20 kg compared to the base RWD since it weighs 1,570 kilos If you compare it with the 1,625 kg of the M4 CSL, it will seem even light…
The power of the latest gasoline R8 rises to 620 hp with 565 Nm of torque. Being rear-wheel drive, it’s not as quick as a Quattro model, but it’s not bad at all: 0-100 km/h takes 3.4 seconds. It’s not all that crazy in supercar territory, either.
But thanks to new change management, it reaches 200 km/h in 10.1 seconds, which is starting to be interesting, and the needle at 320 km/h.
The aerodynamic section has been worked on above all with a new diffuser and a rear wing of at least curious proportions, although Audi does not give downforce figures, so we do not know if it could enter the list of cars with more downforce.
One of the most striking details is the Torque Rear mode. Audi has programmed seven levels of rear axle slip that are selected through a dial on the Manettino-style steering wheel, which always gives extra fun to those who get into the circuit to do batches.