Since it’s currently only offered with a V-10 engine, the Audi R8’s competitive set is something of a band of misfits—albeit misfits that any car enthusiast would happily park in their garage.
The Lamborghini Huracan is the closest thing to the R8, but even though both fall under the Volkswagen Group’s umbrella, they’re quite different.
The McLaren 650S delivers similar power and is surprisingly livable on a daily basis, but its price tag is far heftier than the R8’s.
If you’re looking to drive your R8 to more than just a race track, it’s worth cross-shopping the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 GTS, as well as the Mercedes-AMG GT S.
Both are highly refined, yet offer a driving experience that suits their heritage.
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|2018 Audi R8Browse Used Listings||2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GTBrowse Used Listings||2018 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-10||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6|
|Two-Seaters||Two Seaters||Minicompact Cars|
|V10 RWD||AMG GT Coupe||Carrera Coupe|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2018 Audi R8 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT||2018 Audi R8 vs. 2018 Porsche 911|