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 Touring) and Audi (such as the A8 L 4.2 and the TT )

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 unknown).

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

2010 Porsche 911 GT3

2010 Porsche 911 GT3
$113,150

Significant advantages of the 911 GT3 (vs the R8 GT)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 911 GT3 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 435 HP @ 7,600 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 7.1 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the 911 GT3 and R8 GT

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10
$96,681

Significant advantages of the Viper SRT-10 (vs the R8 GT)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Viper SRT-10 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the Viper SRT-10 and R8 GT

  • Both provide sporty handling: 5.8 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Fairly powerful: 600 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
arrow Compare the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 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)

  • None found

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

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)

  • None found

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

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 11.1 lb/hp), is significantly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 372 HP @ 6,800 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), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 24 mpg), costs more ($198,050 vs $52,850), has much fewer seats (2 vs 4) and has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5).

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

2010 BMW M6

2010 BMW M6
$112,025

Significant advantages of the M6 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $112,025 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • Significantly more speakers: 11 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
  • Fewer airbags: 3 vs 4

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: 8.8 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

2011 Audi TT

2011 Audi TT
$39,175

Significant advantages of the TT (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $39,175 vs $198,050
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • More seats: 4 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the TT (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 15.4 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 115 ft vs 100 ft

common strengths of the TT and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.95 g vs 1 g
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 115 ft vs 100 ft
  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
arrow Compare the TT vs the 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
  • : 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 Porsche Cayman

2011 Porsche Cayman
$52,850

Significant advantages of the Cayman (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $52,850 vs $198,050
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 456 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Cayman (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 265 HP @ 7,200 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Sluggish performance: 11.1 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the Cayman and R8 GT

  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Porsche Cayman vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Porsche Panamera 4S

2011 Porsche Panamera 4S
$95,675

Significant advantages of the Panamera 4S (vs the R8 GT)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Much cheaper: $95,675 vs $198,050
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 634 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Panamera 4S (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly less powerful: 400 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.92 g vs 1 g
  • Slower 1/4 mile time: 13.5 s @ 105 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph

common strengths of the Panamera 4S and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 111 ft vs 100 ft
  • Fairly powerful: 400 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.92 g vs 1 g
arrow Compare the 2011 Porsche Panamera 4S 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 440 HP @ 7,000 RPM), slightly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 5.1 seconds), slightly faster 1/4 mile time (11.6 s @ 122 mph vs 12.9 s @ 106 mph), slightly better cornering ability (1 g vs 0.9 g) and is slightly sportier (6.0 lb/hp vs 9.9 lb/hp).

However, on average it has slightly fewer seats (2 vs 4), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (376 miles vs 429 miles), doesn't have premium radio (optional vs standard), has significantly less powerful speakers (140 watts vs 420 watts) and lacks speed-sensitive volume.

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

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 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

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom
$385,000

Significant advantages of the Phantom (vs the R8 GT)

  • More seats: 5 vs 2
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 475 miles vs 376 miles
  • Moon roof comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Phantom (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 5.7 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Less powerful: 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Much more expensive: $385,000 vs $198,050

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

2011 Lotus Evora

2011 Lotus Evora
$66,675

Significant advantages of the Evora (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $66,675 vs $198,050
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • More seats: 4 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the Evora (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 276 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 13.4 s @ 104 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Longer braking distance from 60mph: 112 ft vs 100 ft

common strengths of the Evora and R8 GT

  • Inexpensive: $66,675 vs $198,050
  • Both have power outlets
  • Longer basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Lotus Evora 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), slightly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 4.9 seconds), significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (100 ft vs 117 ft) and slightly faster 1/4 mile time (11.6 s @ 122 mph vs 13.0 s @ 111 mph).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 17 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 26 mpg), costs more ($198,050 vs $36,910), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (257 miles vs 304 miles) and gets significantly less from a tank of gas on the highway (376 miles vs 494 miles).

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

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

  • Much cheaper: $30,105 vs $198,050
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 13 mpg

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

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.88 g vs 1 g
  • Significantly less powerful: 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM

common strengths of the Mustang GT and R8 GT

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 12.7 s @ 111 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.4 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 104 ft vs 100 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$31,920

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

  • Much cheaper: $31,920 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
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 129 ft vs 100 ft
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 13.6 s @ 108 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph

common strengths of the Camaro SS and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.6 s @ 108 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 5.1 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS 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

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Dodge Charger
$26,220

Significant advantages of the Charger (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $26,220 vs $198,050
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 516 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Charger (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 292 HP @ 6,350 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 13.6 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Significantly fewer gears: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the Charger and R8 GT

  • Both have power seats
  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class: Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Charger vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
$75,325

Significant advantages of the Corvette Z06 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Better cornering ability: 1.07 g vs 1 g
  • Much cheaper: $75,325 vs $198,050
  • Better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Corvette Z06 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 121 ft vs 100 ft
  • No subwoofer

common strengths of the Corvette Z06 and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 1.07 g vs 1 g
  • Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times: 12.3 s @ 122 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Very powerful: 505 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
$36,910

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

  • Much cheaper: $36,910 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 Touring (vs the R8 GT)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • 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

common strengths of the 370Z Touring 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 Touring vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT