Compare 2008 Audi R8 vs 2008 Porsche 911

2008 Audi R8
2008 Porsche 911
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2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 13 20 $109,740 $118,000
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 13 18 $101,370 $109,000
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2-Door Convertible Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 18 26 $78,357 $89,700
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4 17 25 $78,357 $89,700
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4S 17 23 $87,375 $100,000
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera S 17 25 $82,209 $94,100
911 2-Door Convertible Turbo 15 24 $119,331 $136,500
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 26 $64,174 $73,500
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 17 25 $69,340 $79,400
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 17 23 $78,357 $89,700
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera S 17 25 $73,192 $83,800
911 2-Door Coupe GT2 16 23 $177,904 $191,700
911 2-Door Coupe GT3 15 22 $93,941 $107,500
911 2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 15 22 $109,175 $124,900
911 2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 23 $110,313 $126,200
911 2-Door Targa 4 17 25 $75,993 $87,000
911 2-Door Targa 4S 17 23 $85,011 $97,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$109,740
$78,357
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$118,000
$89,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1967 / month
$1495 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Porsche 911 has few peers in performance or in endurance.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 92.5
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.3 51.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.5 4.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.52 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/40R18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3615 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 10.5 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
24.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
FSI Direct EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 4500-6000 273 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7800 325 @ 6800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37 3.91
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.61
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.08
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Porsche 911
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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