Compare 2009 Tesla Roadster vs 2008 Audi R8

2009 Tesla Roadster
2008 Audi R8
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2009 Tesla Roadster
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$101,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$109,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$1817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Tesla Roadster delivers jaw-dropping green performance and handling in a classic open two-seater, but the aggressive driving it encourages may cut range to less than 200 miles. 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
N/A mpg 13 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.4
Passenger Capacity
- 2
Front Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
- 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
- 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 3.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P235/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3605
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 x 10.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 24.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 190
Engine
Displacement
- 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 420 @ 7800
Engine Type
- Gas V8
Fuel System
- FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 317 @ 4500-6000
Engine Order Code
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Trans Type
- 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Drivetrain
- All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.71
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.37
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.88
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Audi R8
Body Style
- 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- 4-Link

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