The 2021 Audi R8 rear wheel drive Coupe and Spyder become the newest members of the R8 2021 model line, joining the R8 V10 quattro Coupe and Spyder, powered a naturally aspirated 532 horsepower 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission. The R8 RWD weighs less than its all-wheel drive counterpart due in part to the loss of components such as the prop shaft, front axles, multi-plate clutch, and front differential. 2021 Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWD starts at $144,195 (including $1,495 destination charge but not $1,700 gas guzzler tax ($2,100 gas guzzler tax on performance models), sales taxes, title, options, and dealer charges). The 2021 Audi R8 V10 Spyder RWD starts at $156,395. The soft-top in both R8 Spyder models features an electrohydraulic drive system to raise and lower the roof in about 20 seconds, at speeds of up to 31 mph. The roof was developed with lightweight construction in mind, and weighs only 97 pounds. The 2021 R8 V10 performance and R8 V10 RWD Coupe and Spyder will be available in dealerships this Winter.