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2018 Audi R8 Convertible Pricing

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Model Type

Convertible

pros & cons

pros

  • Blissful, high-revving V10 engine
  • Comfortable ride and gorgeous interior

cons

  • Many of Audi's latest advanced driver safety aids aren't available
Audi R8 Convertible MSRP: $177100
Based on the V10 quattro Spyder AWD 2-passenger 2-dr Convertible with typically equipped options.
EPA Est. MPG 17
Transmission Automated_manual
Drive Train All Wheel Drive
Displacement 5.2 L
Passenger Volume N/A
Wheelbase 104 in
Length 174 in
Width 76 in
Height 49 in
Curb Weight 3957 lbs
Audi R8 Convertible MSRP: $177100
Based on the V10 quattro Spyder AWD 2-passenger 2-dr Convertible with typically equipped options.
  • Tire Pressure Warning
  • Post-collision safety system
  • USB Inputs
  • Upgraded Headlights
  • Leather Seats
  • Soft Top
  • Back-up camera
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • AWD/4WD
  • Alarm
  • Electronic Folding Mirrors
  • Trip Computer
  • Keyless Entry/Start
  • Parking sensors
  • Auto Climate Control
  • Aux Audio Inputs
  • Mobile Internet
  • Stability Control
  • Bluetooth

Audi R8 2018

2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS First Look: Frankfurt Auto Show

Edmunds 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS debut from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Senior Writer Mark Takahashi checks out the 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS, Audi's new rear-wheel-drive version of the sports car, which will be available as a coupe or convertible. Like the regular R8, it has the seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters and the 540-horsepower V10. But with rear-wheel drive instead of AWD, it has the potential to get really squirrelly and really fun. Watch the video for more on Audi's new rear-wheel-drive R8.

Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING] MARK TAKAHASHI: Hey, everybody, here's an easy one. What's got two thumbs, loves a mid engine rear wheel drive sports car? This guy. Right behind here is the all new 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS. RW stands for rear wheel. That's right, it's rear wheel drive. What does that mean? Well, the regular R8 is really insanely capable when it comes to handling. This is rear wheel drive, so that means it's going to get really squirrely. By really squirrely, I mean really fun. So think of it almost like the Valentino Balboni edition that Lamborghini put out. Where it's really meant to get tail happy and drifty. I can't wait to drive it, I hope I do. But it's not going to be that easy, and I'll get to that later. So this version, it's going to be available as either coupe or convertible. And it's going to have the 540 horsepower V10 that's in the regular R8. Now there's no word if it's actually going to get the V10 plus, which has 610 horsepower. I mean, that'd be excessive, right? Like the other R8s, this has a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. And I got to drive it last year sometime. And it was an insane blast. Man, is this car good. On top of that, since there's no front wheel drive mechanics going on underneath, it's also 110 pounds lighter. And that's 110 pounds lighter in the nose. So that means the balance is being shifted further back for even more tail happy fun. Now visually, the differences, they're pretty slight. The slide blade that's kind of been an R8 trademark since the beginning, it's body colored on the bottom, gloss black on top. And that kind of echoes their LMS race car. Very cool. Also, that red stripe there, it's an option. I kind of like it though. So there's going to be 999 versions available worldwide and that's it. About a third of them, they're going to come to the US. Prices? We'll see. It should be hitting Europe sometime this fall. US, it'll follow a couple of months later. So the beginning of 2018. So for more information on this R8 as well as any of the R8s and its competition, head on over to edmunds.com. If you want to see more videos like this, hit subscribe and check out all of our other videos. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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