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Audi R8 RWD teased ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show

Audi R8 RWD teased ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show

Snapshot: Unlike the Lamborghini Huracan, its Italian sibling, this Audi R8 will be an exclusively rear wheel drive model.

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Audi Sport has given a big teaser for one of its upcoming cars before it is unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company has released a short video teaser on Instagram where an Audi R8 is performing donuts.

This video also confirms that this RWD (rear wheel drive) Audi R8 is heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show as it had the IAA hashtag on it. This new version will be the 5th variant in the R8 lineup and could well be the entry level model to the AWD variants.

Unlike the Lamborghini Huracan, its Italian sibling, this Audi R8 will be an exclusively rear wheel drive model. It will come with a 5.2-litre V12 engine producing a highest power of 540 bhp. However, the bigger 610 bhp engine may also join the line up later.

Just last year, it was reported that the next Audi R8 will be getting a turbocharged V6 engine, borrowed from the Porsche Panamera. However, though the V6 will replace the 4.2-litre V8 engine, this change is not expected to be offered in the new RWD R8.

Interestingly, though the RWD Audi R8 is expected to be the entry level variant to the entire R8 lineup, the decals running on the bonnet hints that it may be a limited edition model only.

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