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, full-size SUVs and 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 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 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

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

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 12.0 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 451 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 4.8 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 Audi TT TTS

2011 Audi TT TTS
$47,875

Significant advantages of the TT TTS (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $47,875 vs $198,050
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • More seats: 4 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the TT TTS (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 265 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 115 ft vs 100 ft
  • Sluggish performance: 12.2 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the TT TTS 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 posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.5 s @ 104 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
arrow Compare the TT TTS 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 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

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 better cornering ability (1 g vs 0.9 g), is slightly sportier (6.0 lb/hp vs 9.0 lb/hp), has slightly more airbags (4 vs 3) and has an auxiliary audio input jack.

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs twin turbocharger), costs more ($198,050 vs $140,200), has slightly fewer seats (2 vs 4), 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

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 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 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 Lotus Exige S260 Sport

2011 Lotus Exige S260 Sport
$76,075

Significant advantages of the Exige S260 Sport (vs the R8 GT)

  • Exige S260 Sport's Supercharger increases power output: Supercharger vs None
  • Much cheaper: $76,075 vs $198,050
  • Better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Exige S260 Sport (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 257 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Power steering not available
  • Many fewer airbags: 2 vs 4

common strengths of the Exige S260 Sport and R8 GT

  • Inexpensive: $76,075 vs $198,050
  • Longer basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Power windows availability
arrow Compare the 2011 Lotus Exige S260 Sport 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
  • Significantly more expensive: $231,400 vs $198,050
  • CD changer 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 slightly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM), slightly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 5.8 seconds), significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (100 ft vs 133 ft) and slightly faster 1/4 mile time (11.6 s @ 122 mph vs 14.5 s @ 97 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 24 mpg), costs more ($198,050 vs $37,970), doesn't have folding rear seats (not available vs standard) and has slightly less powerful speakers (140 watts vs 500 watts).

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 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
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 456 miles vs 376 miles
  • Speed sensitive volume

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

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly less powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.92 g vs 1 g

common strengths of the Camaro SS and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 108 ft vs 100 ft
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.2 s @ 109 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS 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
  • Folding rear seats comes standard

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
  • Significantly 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 offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class: Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 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

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 fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 516 miles vs 376 miles
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 19 mpg

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
  • CD changer not available

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

compared to full-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the R8 GT compared to full-size SUV competitors include: it is significantly more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM), is much sportier (6.0 lb/hp vs 14.6 lb/hp), significantly faster 0-60 time (3.4 seconds vs 6.1 seconds), significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (100 ft vs 130 ft) and has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available).

However, on average it costs more ($198,050 vs $62,790), has much fewer seats (2 vs 8), has significantly fewer airbags (4 vs 5), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (257 miles vs 364 miles) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (376 miles vs 520 miles).

2012 BMW X6 M

2012 BMW X6 M
$90,375

Significant advantages of the X6 M (vs the R8 GT)

  • Child door locks comes standard
  • Much cheaper: $90,375 vs $198,050
  • X6 M's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X6 M (vs the R8 GT)

  • Sluggish performance: 9.6 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • No subwoofer
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.92 g vs 1 g

common strengths of the X6 M and R8 GT

  • Very powerful: 555 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both cars are very sporty: 9.6 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both cars have lightning fast acceleration: 4.3 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW X6 M vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Infiniti QX56

2011 Infiniti QX56
$62,790

Significant advantages of the QX56 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $62,790 vs $198,050
  • Child door locks comes standard
  • More seats: 8 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the QX56 (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 14.6 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 130 ft vs 100 ft

common strengths of the QX56 and R8 GT

  • Very powerful: 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.6 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Both cars have lightning fast acceleration: 6.1 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti QX56 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 much sportier (6.0 lb/hp vs 21.6 lb/hp), is much more powerful (560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 150 HP @ 5,000 RPM), has a slightly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a slightly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile) and has better traction (all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 20 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 28 mpg), costs more ($198,050 vs $32,120), has much fewer seats (2 vs 5) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (257 miles vs 333 miles).

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
$27,140

Significant advantages of the New Beetle (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $27,140 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 4 vs 2
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the New Beetle (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 150 HP @ 5,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 21.6 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the New Beetle and R8 GT

  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class: Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission
arrow Compare the 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT

2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT
$32,120

Significant advantages of the Legacy 2.5GT (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $32,120 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 5 vs 2
  • Legacy 2.5GT's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Legacy 2.5GT (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much less powerful: 265 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.82 g vs 1 g
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 121 ft vs 100 ft

common strengths of the Legacy 2.5GT and R8 GT

  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.2 s @ 96 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 121 ft vs 100 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport
$41,095

Significant advantages of the G37 Sport (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much cheaper: $41,095 vs $198,050
  • More seats: 5 vs 2
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 500 miles vs 376 miles

Significant disadvantages of the G37 Sport (vs the R8 GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 100 ft
  • Much less powerful: 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.89 g vs 1 g

common strengths of the G37 Sport and R8 GT

  • Fairly powerful: 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.1 s @ 104 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph
  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.3 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 Sport vs the 2012 Audi R8 GT