This is fine! There’s plenty to get excited about with a RWD-only Audi R8, including things like burnouts and drifts and all of that madness. But part of me can’t help but think the only thing separating Audi’s R8 and Lamborghini’s Huracan now is whether you’re a high-profile modernism architect or the high-profile son of a high-profile modernism architect.


Audi’s thing is AWD. That should be the specialty and appeal of an Audi supercar. Now that’s partially diminished with a RWD model. You could have accomplished the same thing with, I don’t know, a button that would let your AWD model send more power to the back wheels. Kind of like a drift-mode, huh?