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, sports cars and cars. The 2012 Audi R8 GT's top rivals come from Nissan (such as the GT-R Black Edition and the 370Z Touring) and Ford (such as the Mustang Shelby GT500)

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 slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (100 ft vs 112 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 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

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

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

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
$133,750

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

  • 911 Turbo 's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None

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

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly less powerful: 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 6.9 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the 911 Turbo and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 3.0 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 101 ft vs 100 ft
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 11.2 s @ 125 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
arrow Compare the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo 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 12.0 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 414 HP @ 8,300 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 5.5 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), costs more ($198,050 vs $89,575), has much fewer seats (2 vs 5), has significantly fewer airbags (4 vs 6) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (376 miles vs 452 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

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 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 S65 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
$211,975

Significant advantages of the S65 AMG (vs the R8 GT)

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • More seats: 5 vs 2
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the S65 AMG (vs the R8 GT)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Power outlets not available
  • No rear spoiler

common strengths of the S65 AMG and R8 GT

  • Very powerful: 621 HP @ 4,800 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 8.1 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 BMW M3

2011 BMW M3
$61,075

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $61,075 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Significantly less powerful: 414 HP @ 8,300 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the M3 and R8 GT

  • Both cars have phenomenal cornering abilities: 1 g vs 1 g
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 107 ft vs 100 ft
  • Fairly powerful: 414 HP @ 8,300 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW M3 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Audi A7 Premium

2012 Audi A7 Premium
$60,125

Significant advantages of the A7 Premium (vs the R8 GT)

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Much cheaper: $60,125 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 4 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the A7 Premium (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 310 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Keyless entry not available
  • Sluggish performance: 13.6 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the A7 Premium and R8 GT

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class: Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission
arrow Compare the A7 Premium vs the 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 453 HP @ 7,750 RPM), slightly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 5.1 seconds), slightly better cornering ability (1 g vs 0.9 g), is slightly sportier (6.0 lb/hp vs 9.9 lb/hp) and has an auxiliary audio input jack.

However, on average it costs more ($198,050 vs $140,200), has significantly fewer seats (2 vs 4), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (376 miles vs 422 miles), lacks speed-sensitive volume and doesn't have an unlimited miles basic warranty.

2011 Maserati GranTurismo

2011 Maserati GranTurismo
$140,200

Significant advantages of the GranTurismo (vs the R8 GT)

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

Significant disadvantages of the GranTurismo (vs the R8 GT)

  • Less powerful: 440 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • No subwoofer

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

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
  • Fewer airbags: 3 vs 4
  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

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 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 above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 100 ft vs 100 ft
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 3.5 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Inexpensive: $196,450 vs $198,050
arrow Compare the 2010 Ferrari California vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Aston Martin Vantage

2011 Aston-Martin Vantage
$121,965

Significant advantages of the Vantage (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $121,965 vs $198,050
  • Unlimited basic warranty

Significant disadvantages of the Vantage (vs the R8 GT)

  • Significantly less powerful: 420 HP @ 7,300 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Fewer airbags: 3 vs 4
  • Semi-automatic transmission: Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission

common strengths of the Vantage and R8 GT

  • Inexpensive: $121,965 vs $198,050
  • CD changer comes standard
  • Power steering availability
arrow Compare the 2011 Aston-Martin Vantage vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Maserati Quattroporte S

2011 Maserati Quattroporte S
$131,150

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

  • More seats: 5 vs 2
  • Much cheaper: $131,150 vs $198,050
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4

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

  • Significantly less powerful: 430 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Paddle shifters not available
  • No subwoofer

common strengths of the Quattroporte S and R8 GT

  • Inexpensive: $131,150 vs $198,050
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class: Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission
arrow Compare the 2011 Maserati Quattroporte S 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 slightly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 378 HP @ 6,500 RPM), slightly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 6.2 seconds), significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (100 ft vs 120 ft) and significantly faster 1/4 mile time (11.6 s @ 122 mph vs 13.9 s @ 104 mph).

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs supercharger), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 25 mpg), costs more ($198,050 vs $49,605), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (376 miles vs 475 miles) and doesn't have moon roof (not available vs standard).

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
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.88 g vs 1 g
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Mustang Shelby GT500 and R8 GT

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

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
$42,960

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

  • Much cheaper: $42,960 vs $198,050
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 475 miles vs 376 miles
  • Significantly 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
  • Much less powerful: 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 120 ft vs 100 ft

common strengths of the 370Z Touring and R8 GT

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 1.01 g vs 1 g
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan 370Z Touring vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10
$95,931

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

  • Much cheaper: $95,931 vs $198,050

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

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • No electronic stability control
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack

common strengths of the Viper SRT-10 and R8 GT

  • Very powerful: 600 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 5.7 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Hyundai Genesis 4.6

2012 Hyundai Genesis 4.6
$45,350

Significant advantages of the Genesis 4.6 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $45,350 vs $198,050
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 528 miles vs 376 miles
  • Better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Genesis 4.6 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 136 ft vs 100 ft
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.83 g vs 1 g
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 14.6 s @ 102 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph

common strengths of the Genesis 4.6 and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 378 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2012 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the R8 GT compared to car competitors include: it is significantly sportier (6.0 lb/hp vs 16.7 lb/hp), is much more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 198 HP @ 6,300 RPM), has better traction (all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), significantly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 7.7 seconds) and much shorter braking distance from 60mph (100 ft vs 127 ft).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 24 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 35 mpg), costs more ($198,050 vs $27,105), has much fewer seats (2 vs 5) and has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5).

2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive

2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive
$41,210

Significant advantages of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $41,210 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 463 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 280 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 13.8 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive and R8 GT

  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both provide sporty handling: 13.8 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited
$27,105

Significant advantages of the Sonata Limited (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $27,105 vs $198,050
  • Much better highway mileage: 35 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 648 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Sonata Limited (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.77 g vs 1 g
  • Much less powerful: 198 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the Sonata Limited and R8 GT

  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 4 year
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
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