Compare 2009 Aston Martin Vantage vs 2008 Audi R8

2009 Aston Martin Vantage
2008 Audi R8
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 12 19 N/A $119,500
2-Door Coupe Sportshift 13 19 N/A $123,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 12 19 N/A $132,500
2-Door Convertible Sportshift 13 19 N/A $136,500
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 13 18 $101,370 $109,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 13 20 $109,740 $118,000
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Invoice Price
N/A
$101,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$119,500
$109,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1992 / month
$1817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage carves a distinct niche in the ultra-luxury sports car class with panache and power. The 2008 Audi R8 looks and sounds like an exotic, but it has the day-to-day livability and comfort of a grand-touring coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.5 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
49.5 49.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 3.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR19 P235/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear 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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 10.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 24.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5750 317 @ 4500-6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/262 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ - TBD - 420 @ 7800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 13
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.71
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 w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.37
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.88
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.71
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin Vantage Audi R8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 -

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