The 67th instalment of the Frankfurt Motor Show is in full swing until September 24, and this 2017 event has once again proven its global relevance. Manufacturers from all corners of the world converged in the German industrial city with their latest wares. Audi sprang a surprise by unveiling a rear-wheel drive R8 dubbed the R8 V10 RWS (Rear Wheel Series). It is essentially similar to its four-wheel drive quattro sibling, save for the fact that power in the RWS is sent to the rear wheels only. That breaks with the four-wheel drive convention of the model and rather explains why the company’s performance arm changed its name from Quattro Gmbh to simply Audi Sport, although the reason is just a theory on our part. Nonetheless, the R8 V10 RWS should be significantly lighter than its quattro sibling, livelier to drive and also exhibit much more responsive steering that is not corrupted by traction duties. Bentley showed its new Continental GT, which looks less ungainly than the outgoing...

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