2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Audi R8 Competitors

$198k super car, designed & built in Germany 13 city / 19 hwy 257-376 mile range, gas engine
560 hp 317 cu. in. V10

As well as being compared against other super cars and luxury cars, the 2012 Audi R8 GT is also often compared to exotic cars and sports cars. The 2012 Audi R8 GT's top rivals come from Nissan (such as the GT-R Black Edition and the 370Z ) and BMW (such as the M6 and the M5 )

compared to super car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the R8 GT compared to other super car competitors include: it has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available) and significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (100 ft vs 111 ft).

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs twin turbocharger).

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
$96,100

Significant advantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the R8 GT)

  • GT-R Black Edition's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Faster 0-60 mph time: 2.9 seconds vs 3.4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the R8 GT)

  • Sluggish performance: 7.2 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the GT-R Black Edition and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 2.9 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 101 ft vs 100 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
$187,450

Significant advantages of the SLS AMG (vs the R8 GT)

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Significant disadvantages of the SLS AMG (vs the R8 GT)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLS AMG and R8 GT

  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 100 ft vs 100 ft
  • Both provide sporty handling: 6.3 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
$243,595

Significant advantages of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera (vs the R8 GT)

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Significant disadvantages of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 112 ft vs 100 ft

common strengths of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera and R8 GT

  • Both provide sporty handling: 5.2 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 3.4 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
$112,550

Significant advantages of the Corvette ZR1 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Corvette ZR1's Supercharger increases power output: Supercharger vs None
  • Significantly more powerful: 638 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Corvette ZR1 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 100 ft
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the Corvette ZR1 and R8 GT

  • Both provide sporty handling: 5.2 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Fairly powerful: 638 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 3.4 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
$230,675

Significant advantages of the 458 Italia (vs the R8 GT)

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Significant disadvantages of the 458 Italia (vs the R8 GT)

  • None found

common strengths of the 458 Italia and R8 GT

  • Both provide sporty handling: 5.3 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 99 ft vs 100 ft
arrow Compare the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Jaguar XKR-S

2012 Jaguar XKR-S
$132,875

Significant advantages of the XKR-S (vs the R8 GT)

  • XKR-S's Supercharger increases power output: Supercharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the XKR-S (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 4.5 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.88 g vs 1 g
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 12.6 s @ 115 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph

common strengths of the XKR-S and R8 GT

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2012 Jaguar XKR-S vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the R8 GT compared to other luxury car competitors include: it is slightly sportier (6.0 lb/hp vs 11.0 lb/hp), is significantly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 382 HP @ 6,000 RPM), has better traction (all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive), has an auxiliary audio input jack and slightly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 5.3 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), costs more ($198,050 vs $84,875), has much fewer seats (2 vs 4), has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (376 miles vs 439 miles).

2010 BMW M6

2010 BMW M6
$106,225

Significant advantages of the M6 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $106,225 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • Many more speakers: 13 vs 7

Significant disadvantages of the M6 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Power outlets not available

common strengths of the M6 and R8 GT

  • Very powerful: 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 7.8 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
arrow Compare the 2010 BMW M6 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2010 BMW M5

2010 BMW M5
$89,575

Significant advantages of the M5 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $89,575 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 5 vs 2
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the M5 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Semi-automatic transmission: Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission

common strengths of the M5 and R8 GT

  • Very powerful: 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 8.0 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
arrow Compare the 2010 BMW M5 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550
$104,775

Significant advantages of the SL550 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $104,775 vs $198,050
  • Entertainment system comes standard
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 464 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the SL550 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 100 ft
  • Significantly less powerful: 382 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the SL550 and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 382 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Audi A8 L 4.2

2011 Audi A8 L 4.2
$84,875

Significant advantages of the A8 L 4.2 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Much cheaper: $84,875 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 5 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the A8 L 4.2 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 100 ft
  • Significantly less powerful: 372 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 14.0 s @ 105 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph

common strengths of the A8 L 4.2 and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.95 g vs 1 g
  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
arrow Compare the A8 L 4.2 vs the R8 GT

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $61,175 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 5 vs 2
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the R8 GT)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.91 g vs 1 g
  • Less powerful: 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM

common strengths of the C63 AMG and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 110 ft vs 100 ft
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 12.4 s @ 114 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Porsche Cayman S

2011 Porsche Cayman S
$63,050

Significant advantages of the Cayman S (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $63,050 vs $198,050
  • Better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 321 miles vs 257 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Cayman S (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 320 HP @ 7,200 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Semi-automatic transmission: Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission

common strengths of the Cayman S and R8 GT

  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.3 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Porsche Cayman S vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

compared to exotic car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the R8 GT compared to exotic car competitors include: it is slightly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM), slightly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 5.1 seconds), slightly better cornering ability (1 g vs 0.9 g), costs less ($198,050 vs $452,000) and is slightly sportier (6.0 lb/hp vs 9.9 lb/hp).

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs twin turbocharger), has slightly fewer seats (2 vs 4), lacks speed-sensitive volume, doesn't have an unlimited miles basic warranty and has much fewer speakers (7 vs 15).

2011 Maserati GranTurismo

2011 Maserati GranTurismo
$140,200

Significant advantages of the GranTurismo (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly cheaper: $140,200 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • Unlimited basic warranty

Significant disadvantages of the GranTurismo (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly less powerful: 440 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Slower 0-60 mph time: 5.2 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack

common strengths of the GranTurismo and R8 GT

  • Inexpensive: $140,200 vs $198,050
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class: Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission
arrow Compare the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2010 Bentley Continental GT

2010 Bentley Continental GT
$189,095

Significant advantages of the Continental GT (vs the R8 GT)

  • Continental GT's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 452 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Continental GT (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.9 g vs 1 g
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • No subwoofer

common strengths of the Continental GT and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 567 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Inexpensive: $189,095 vs $198,050
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
arrow Compare the 2010 Bentley Continental GT vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2010 Ferrari California

2010 Ferrari California
$196,450

Significant advantages of the California (vs the R8 GT)

  • Unlimited basic warranty

Significant disadvantages of the California (vs the R8 GT)

  • Less powerful: 453 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • CD player not available
  • Navigation system not available

common strengths of the California and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 3.5 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 100 ft vs 100 ft
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2010 Ferrari California vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Aston Martin DB9

2011 Aston-Martin DB9
$193,230

Significant advantages of the DB9 (vs the R8 GT)

  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • Unlimited basic warranty

Significant disadvantages of the DB9 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year

common strengths of the DB9 and R8 GT

  • Inexpensive: $193,230 vs $198,050
  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class: Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission
  • CD changer comes standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Aston-Martin DB9 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom
$452,000

Significant advantages of the Phantom (vs the R8 GT)

  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • Unlimited basic warranty
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the Phantom (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 5.6 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Much more expensive: $452,000 vs $198,050
  • Less powerful: 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM

common strengths of the Phantom and R8 GT

  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • CD changer comes standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 McLaren MP4-12C

2012 McLaren MP4-12C
$231,400

Significant advantages of the MP4-12C (vs the R8 GT)

  • MP4-12C 's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the MP4-12C (vs the R8 GT)

  • CD player not available
  • CD changer not available
  • Power locks not available

common strengths of the MP4-12C and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 592 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 3.3 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 100 ft vs 100 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the R8 GT compared to sports car competitors include: it has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available), is significantly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM), significantly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 5.4 seconds), significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (100 ft vs 117 ft) and significantly faster 1/4 mile time (11.6 s @ 122 mph vs 13.8 s @ 101 mph).

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs supercharger), is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 17 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 24 mpg), costs more ($198,050 vs $37,970) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (257 miles vs 287 miles).

2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
$49,605

Significant advantages of the Mustang Shelby GT500 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Mustang Shelby GT500's Supercharger increases power output: Supercharger vs None
  • Much cheaper: $49,605 vs $198,050
  • Folding rear seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang Shelby GT500 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.88 g vs 1 g
  • Slower 1/4 mile time: 13.0 s @ 112 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph

common strengths of the Mustang Shelby GT500 and R8 GT

  • Very powerful: 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.0 s @ 112 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 104 ft vs 100 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$37,625

Significant advantages of the Camaro SS (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $37,625 vs $198,050
  • Better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 456 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Camaro SS (vs the R8 GT)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.92 g vs 1 g
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 13.2 s @ 109 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph

common strengths of the Camaro SS and R8 GT

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.2 s @ 109 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Fairly powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.7 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
$34,720

Significant advantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the R8 GT)

  • Impreza WRX STI's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much cheaper: $34,720 vs $198,050
  • Better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 13 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the R8 GT)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Much less powerful: 305 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 123 ft vs 100 ft

common strengths of the Impreza WRX STI and R8 GT

  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have rear spoilers
  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
$37,970

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution MR (vs the R8 GT)

  • Lancer Evolution MR's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much cheaper: $37,970 vs $198,050
  • Better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 13 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution MR (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 133 ft vs 100 ft
  • Much less powerful: 291 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 14.5 s @ 97 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution MR and R8 GT

  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both have rear spoilers
  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Nissan 370Z

2011 Nissan 370Z
$32,210

Significant advantages of the 370Z (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $32,210 vs $198,050
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 342 miles vs 257 miles

Significant disadvantages of the 370Z (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly less powerful: 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 13.4 s @ 105 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Slower 0-60 mph time: 4.9 seconds vs 3.4 seconds

common strengths of the 370Z and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 102 ft vs 100 ft
  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 1.01 g vs 1 g
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.4 s @ 105 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan 370Z vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
$44,635

Significant advantages of the Challenger SRT8 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $44,635 vs $198,050
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 439 miles vs 376 miles
  • Folding rear seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Challenger SRT8 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.89 g vs 1 g
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 117 ft vs 100 ft

common strengths of the Challenger SRT8 and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.0 s @ 111 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.6 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT