It's not as expensive or renowned as some of its Italian alternatives, but the 2015 Aude R8 nonetheless delivers more luxury and similar performance figures.
For those looking for a similar taste of driving excitement–maybe even with an extra dash of driving refinement–the Porsche 911 is a hard car to beat.
The Chevrolet Corvette is half the price in base form, but probably has half the cachet, too.
Wait for the new Z06, though, which offers even more power than the R8 V10.
If you're looking for style, Maserati's GranTurismo is an ever-gorgeous car with a beautiful exhaust, but it's more of a touring car than a hardcore performance machine.
Finally, there's the Dodge SRT Viper with its wild V-10 power and more performance than the R8 in virtually every capacity, but it's not nearly as gentlemanly, nor is it as comfortable for extended drives.
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|2015 Audi R8Browse Used Listings||2015 Chevrolet CorvetteBrowse Used Listings||2015 Dodge Viper SRTBrowse Used Listings||2015 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings||2015 Maserati GranTurismoBrowse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-8||Gas V8||N/A||Premium Unleaded H-6||Premium Unleaded V-8|
|Two-Seaters||Two Seater||N/A||Minicompact Cars||Subcompact Cars|
|2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V8||2-Door Stingray Coupe w/3LT||N/A||2-Door Coupe Carrera||2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||N/A||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2015 Audi R8 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette||2015 Audi R8 vs. 2015 Dodge Viper SRT||2015 Audi R8 vs. 2015 Porsche 911||2015 Audi R8 vs. 2015 Maserati GranTurismo|