2015 Audi R8 vs. Its Competition

2015 Audi R8 V10
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

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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The 2015 Audi R8 is a supercar fit for daily driving, thanks to its German precision and Italian powerplant.
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With exceptional performance, style, comfort, features, and most of all value, the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a remarkable sports car.
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The 2015 Viper returns to the Dodge fold and includes incremental updates to its old big-engine, rear-drive formula.
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The 2015 Porsche 911 is an enthusiast's dream, with excellent handling, comfort, and performance at every step through its range.
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The Maserati GranTurismo looks equally good with a fixed or convertible roof and offers a Ferrari-built V-8 for those who want similar power in a different Italian wrapper.
MSRP From    
$115,900$55,000N/A$84,300$132,825
Gas Mileage    
11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8N/APremium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersTwo SeaterN/AMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V82-Door Stingray Coupe w/3LTN/A2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22N/A44
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
quattro CoupeCoupeN/ACoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManualN/AManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD