2021 Audi R8 vs. Its Competition

2021 Audi R8 V10 RWD Spyder
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2021 Audi R8 competes against high-end sports cars and low-end supercars.

The Porsche 911 may have a rear-engine design, but it’s as stable and agile on a track as as a mid-engine supercar.

The Chevrolet Corvette’s mid-engine platform gives it the performance of cars that cost two and three times as much.

The Mercedes-AMG GT features a front mid-engine design and delivers track moves and sleek style.

The Nissan GT-R is the oldest and largest of the group, but it still erupts with acceleration and sticks hard to the track.

2021 Audi R8 V10 RWD Spyder2021 Audi R8
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2021 Chevrolet Corvette
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
#2 in Coupes
2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo2021 Nissan GT-R
#14 in Coupes
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S2021 Porsche 911
Quick Specs
The 2021 Audi R8 is an approachable supercar with a dash of elegance to go with its sonorous V-10 engine.
Dollar for dollar, the $59,995 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the best performance value around.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is a worthy rival for the best performance sedans on the market.
The 2021 Nissan GT-R is still a performance monster, but it’s no longer the value that it was when it debuted more than a decade ago.
The 2021 Porsche 911 bristles with pavement-conquering confidence, and brims with tech and luxe touches.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-10Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class    
Two SeatersTwo SeaterCompact CarsSubcompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
V10 RWD2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTAMG GT 43 4-Door CoupePremium AWD *Ltd Avail*Carrera Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Audi R8 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Corvette2021 Audi R8 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT2021 Audi R8 vs. 2021 Nissan GT-R2021 Audi R8 vs. 2021 Porsche 911