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NewsThe New RWD Audi R8 GT Will be a Rare Sight

The New RWD Audi R8 GT Will be a Rare Sight

The RWD R8 GT is Audi’s way of saying goodbye to the V10


  • Only 333 will be available for purchase worldwide.

  • It sheds a further 20kg because weight is the enemy.

  • The R8 GT arrives in the US next year.


The Audi R8 reached legend status almost instantly when production began in 2006. And now, 12 years after the premiere of the first Audi R8 GT, Audi Sport GmbH is launching the second edition of this exclusive super sports car. The new Audi R8 Coupe V10 GT RWD is even more powerful than its predecessor and now features a Torque Rear mode.

2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi

The GT sports a 5.2L naturally aspirated V10 engine that produces now 602 horsepower, or 40 more hp than the V10 Performance. In addition to its increased power, the new R8 GT also features a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for faster shifts, and a new Torque Rear driving mode. The latter allows drivers to choose their own level of ESC support which enables controlled and simultaneously precise oversteering. The seven-stage torque rear can be adjusted via the control knob on the steering wheel.

The new R8 GT is limited to 333 units worldwide and comes with new and exclusive exterior and interior features that pay homage to the first generation of the R8 GT.

2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi

Visually, the 2023 Audi R8 GT will feature exclusive add-on parts such as black ‘R8 GT’ lettering on the rear. The most notable elements are part of the Carbon Aerokit. It consists of the following attachments: front splitter, flics, side skirt covers, cW-elements on the sides of the rear bumper, a diffuser, and a rear wing with gooseneck suspension. This insert ensures optimum wing underflow and thus improves aerodynamic efficiency. The cabin will get red belts and sequential numbering in a carbon inlay next to the gear lever.

The R8 GT sheds a few extra kilos, 20 to be exact, thanks in large part to exclusive 20-inch, 10-spoke lightweight forged wheels. They are in high-performance Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires and partially cover extremely powerful ceramic brakes. As well, it comes with R8 bucket seats and the performance sports suspension with the CFRP anti-roll bar.

Pricing and more details will be available closer to the R8 GT’s launch date next year.

2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi
2023 Audi R8 GT | Photo: Audi

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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