Compare 2008 Audi R8 vs 2009 Tesla Roadster

2008 Audi R8
2009 Tesla Roadster
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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
2009 Tesla Roadster
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Invoice Price
$109,740
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$118,000
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$1967 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
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 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
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Highway
20 mpg Coming Soon
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)
3615 -
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)
20 -
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.
Automatic -
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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