Compare 2012 Audi R8 vs 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

2012 Audi R8
2012 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder 4.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder 4.2L 13 21 $127,224 $136,800
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L 13 19 $159,774 $171,800
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L GT 13 19 $195,579 $210,300
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder 4.2L 11 20 $118,761 $127,700
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder 5.2L 12 19 $151,311 $162,700
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 4.2L 13 21 $114,669 $123,300
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L 13 19 $147,033 $158,100
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L GT 13 19 $183,024 $196,800
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L 11 20 $106,206 $114,200
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 5.2L 12 19 $138,570 $149,000
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2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$127,224
$54,236
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$136,800
$59,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2280 / month
$993 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A marriage of the best of German handling and Italian power, the 2012 Audi R8 is a fantastic all-around supercar. From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 48.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.4 175.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.5 11.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 13.4 x 1.0
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)
14.4 x - TBD - 14.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA XFA
Front Tire Size
P235/35R19 P275/35ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XFA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30R19 P325/30ZR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3869 3289
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 11.0 19 x 12.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
24.2 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
316 @ 4500-6000 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Displacement
4.2L/254 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 7900 430 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37 2.97
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 1.43
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.07
Trans Order Code
NA MZ6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 9.6

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