Compare 2017 Audi R8 vs 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

2017 Audi R8
2017 Chevrolet Corvette
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V10 plus quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 Coupe V10 plus quattro AWD 14 22 $176,607 $189,900
R8 Coupe V10 quattro AWD 14 22 $151,497 $162,900
R8 Spyder V10 quattro AWD 14 22 $162,843 $175,100
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2-Door Grand Sport Conv w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Grand Sport Conv w/1LT 16 25 $64,588 $69,450
Corvette 2-Door Grand Sport Conv w/2LT 16 25 $64,588 $69,450
Corvette 2-Door Grand Sport Conv w/3LT 16 25 $64,588 $69,450
Corvette 2-Door Grand Sport Coupe w/1LT 16 25 $60,868 $65,450
Corvette 2-Door Grand Sport Coupe w/2LT 16 25 $60,868 $65,450
Corvette 2-Door Grand Sport Coupe w/3LT 16 25 $60,868 $65,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/1LT 16 25 $55,288 $59,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/2LT 16 25 $55,288 $59,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/3LT 16 25 $55,288 $59,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT 16 25 $51,568 $55,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LT 16 25 $51,568 $55,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/3LT 16 25 $51,568 $55,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT 16 25 $59,938 $64,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT 16 25 $59,938 $64,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT 16 25 $59,938 $64,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/1LT 16 25 $56,218 $60,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/2LT 16 25 $56,218 $60,450
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/3LT 16 25 $56,218 $60,450
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/1LZ 15 22 $77,608 $83,450
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/2LZ 15 22 $77,608 $83,450
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/3LZ 15 22 $77,608 $83,450
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/1LZ 15 22 $73,888 $79,450
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/2LZ 15 22 $73,888 $79,450
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/3LZ 15 22 $73,888 $79,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$176,607
$64,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$189,900
$69,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3165 / month
$1158 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette antes up stunning performance and great features; we're mixed on its boy-racer looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 52
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 63.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 177.9
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 48.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 106.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 77.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8 10.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 13.6 x 1.18
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 13.3 x 0.90
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 12.0 - 16.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.53
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/35YR19 P285/30ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XFK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/35YR19 P335/25ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA XFK
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3627 3487
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 11 20 x 12
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 x 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Gas V8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
413 @ 6500 465 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LT1
Displacement
5.2 L/318 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
610 @ 7800 460 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59 2.066
Trans Order Code
NA MEL
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.567
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 2.966
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.426
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 0.709
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.478
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.90
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Coupe Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
quattro Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Transverse Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Transverse Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.21
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 1.21
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.3

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