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2014 Audi R8 vs. Its Competition

 
2014 Audi R8 first drive
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Though it's not as name-famed or as expensive as the Italian alternatives, Audi's R8 nonethelss competes on performance, and exceeds in luxury and refinement.

For those with a taste for the driving exhiliration of the R8, but perhaps in search of something even more practical, the Porsche 911 is hard to beat, especially in newly-redesigned 991 form.

Chevrolet's Corvette ZR1 is even less expensive than the R8, though also quite a bit less luxurious, but with a greater performance envelope--if you'll ever push it that hard.

For a turn of style, the Maserati GranTurismo is a solid alternative, with a certain rarity to its brand cachet in the U.S., plenty of performance, and more cabin space than the R8--though you will have to come to terms with Maserati's rather poor reputation for reliability.

Finally, the brand-new 2013 SRT Viper is a choice for the V-10 lover, with far greater performance in nearly every respect, and most importantly, in terms of lap times, though you'll give up most of the creature comforts in the process.

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German precision and handling combines with Italian power to create a superb supercar that's also fit for daily use.
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Balanced, comfortable, and very fast (or very, very fast), the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette promises to ring out the C6 generation with grace and aptitude as well as attitude.
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The 2013 Dodge SRT Viper is undeniably a supercar, fearsome in its aspect and performance, but it still has some rough edges--and might not command the respect an Italian or German marque would.
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Still a tremendous value, the 2013 Porsche 911 range offers a great balance between dedicated sports car handling and daily practicality.
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Earthy exhaust tones and serene handling carve out a distinctive niche for the fabulous Maserati GranTurismo.
MSRP From    
$114,900$49,600N/A$82,100$126,000
Gas Mileage    
11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8N/AGas Flat 6Gas V8
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersTwo SeaterN/AMini-CompactSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V82-Door Coupe w/1LTN/A2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22N/A44
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Body Style    
CoupeCoupeN/ACoupeCoupe
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Manual w/ODManualN/AManualAutomatic w/Manual Shift
 
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