Audi has announced the updates to the 2022 R8. Following last year’s introduction of the rear-wheel drive R8, Audi has now introduced a new R8 rear-wheel drive performance model, which is the new entry-level R8.

The 2022 R8 performance RWD has more power with 562 horsepower, compared to 523 and more torque at 406 pound-feet versus 398 lb-ft.

The R8 RWD is available with two new packages: Sport exhaust package and Dynamic package. The Sport exhaust package adds a four button steering wheel with Performance modes and a sport exhaust system with black exhaust tips. The Dynamic package adds ceramic front and rear brakes, 20-inch 5-double-spoke-dynamic design, milled-cut, titanium finish wheels, and Racing shell seats in Fine Nappa leather.

The 2022 Audi R8 Coupe V10 performance RWD model starts at $146,500 before the destination charge and other taxes are applied. The R8 Spyder V10 performance RWD starts at $158,700.