A 5.0-litre V10. A stonking 397kW. The sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds. And it’s 50kg lighter than its quattro AWD big brother making it more nimble and agile. This is the rear wheel drive Audi R8 RWS.
Unfortunately there are a distinct lack of Alps and snow capped peaks in the suburbs surrounding Sydney but there is something that the harbour city is certainly not lacking in. Tunnels.
If ever a city resembled a Swiss cheese approach to transport, it’s Sydney, and with a naturally aspirated V10 under our right foot, we think we’ve found the perfect way to enjoy the Audi R8 RWS's abilities, in a city and at legal speeds.
Welcome to the CarAdvice review of Sydney’s Best Sounding Tunnels.
Impressed with the R8? You could buy one, sure, or you could hook into an Audi Driving Experience day at the track. Take it from us: this thing is a blast, and a deserving winner of our close-fought comparison with the McLaren 540C.