Compare 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs 2012 Audi R8

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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 13 19 N/A $118,650
2-Door Coupe Sportshift 14 20 N/A $123,450
2-Door Coupe Manual N420 13 19 N/A $129,900
2-Door Convertible Manual 13 19 N/A $131,650
2-Door Coupe Sportshift N420 14 20 N/A $134,700
2-Door Convertible Sportshift 14 20 N/A $136,450
2-Door Coupe Sportshift S 14 20 N/A $136,700
2-Door Convertible Manual N420 13 19 N/A $142,900
2-Door Convertible Sportshift N420 14 20 N/A $147,700
2-Door Convertible Sportshift S 14 20 N/A $149,700
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L 11 20 $106,206 $114,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 4.2L 13 21 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder 4.2L 11 20 $118,761 $127,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 4.2L 13 21 $127,224 $136,800
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 5.2L 12 19 $138,570 $149,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L 13 19 $147,033 $158,100
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder 5.2L 12 19 $151,311 $162,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L 13 19 $159,774 $171,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L GT 13 19 $183,024 $196,800
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L GT 13 19 $195,579 $210,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$106,206
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$118,650
$114,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1978 / month
$1903 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A marriage of the best of German handling and Italian power, the 2012 Audi R8 is a fantastic all-around supercar.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 174.4
Height, Overall (in)
49.6 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 3.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 14.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 14.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P295/30R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P235/35R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3595 3605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.5 19 x 11.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 24.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5000 316 @ 4500-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/289 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7300 430 @ 7900
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 11
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.70
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.37
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.87
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Audi R8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 13.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 1

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