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
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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2021 Chevrolet Corvette
#6 in Coupes
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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
#3 in Coupes
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2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo2021 Nissan GT-R
#14 in Coupes
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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S2021 Porsche 911
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Quick Specs
5.8
The 2021 Audi R8 is an approachable supercar with a dash of elegance to go with its sonorous V-10 engine.
7.0
Dollar for dollar, the $59,995 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the best performance value around.
7.2
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is a worthy rival for the best performance sedans on the market.
6.2
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.
7.2
The 2021 Porsche 911 bristles with pavement-conquering confidence, and brims with tech and luxe touches.
MSRP From    
$142,700$59,900$89,900$113,540$99,200
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
Engine    
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 AWDCarrera Coupe
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22444
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeCoupeHatchbackCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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