2014 Audi R8

Rating8.6

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Starting MSRP 

$124,000 - $179,645

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Key Spec of 2014 Audi R8
fuel economy

13/16/22

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

525 hp @ 8000 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Inspiring, head-turning looks

Sub-par fuel economy

Gets a brawnier V10 Plus option 

Everyday drivability

Limited storage space

Gets a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission 

Impressive driving dynamics and handling

Receives subtle revisions to its exterior design 

2014 Audi R8 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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It’s a common belief that the car one drives reflects their personality. But in certain cases, the personality of some highly-recognized soul has complemented the nameplate and made them insanely popular. This intro is focused on the 2014 Audi R8, an exotic supercar that hardly stays out of anyone’s “must-have supercar” list. Even Iron Man graced this German supercar, but the R8 has always been a heart-beat skipping vehicle. It's cameo as Tony Stark’s ride did bring it into the spotlight, but if you look into the skeleton and the heart of the 2014 R8, you’ll get to know what an excellent piece of engineering it is.

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Over All Rating

8.6

Out of 10

9.00
8.00
9.00
8.90
8.20
8.20
9.80
8.00
Notable Rankings

#1 in Coupe

#1 in Midsize Coupe


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Trims

Base$124,000 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Navigation system
  • Parking assist

Plus$170,545 onwards

  • 19-inch painted forged aluminum Wheels
  • Alcantara simulated suede/leather Seat trim

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2014 Audi R8
22
New

2014 Audi R8 Coupe

V8

$86,998
Est. $1,181/mo
Fair Deal
$902 Below market
RMV: $87,900
Houston, TX
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2014 Audi R8
13
Price Rise, $4996
Previous Price: $9999920 May 2022

2014 Audi R8

quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 7AM)

$104,995
Est. $1,425/mo
Fair Deal
$310 Above market
RMV: $104,685
Glendale Heights, IL
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2015 Audi R8
14

2015 Audi R8

quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 7AM)

$121,790
Est. $1,653/mo
Fair Deal
$588 Above market
RMV: $121,202
Dublin, OH
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2014 Audi R8
21
Price Drop, $3000
Previous Price: $9799509 Jun 2022

2014 Audi R8

quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

$94,995
Est. $1,289/mo
Fair Deal
$1,193 Above market
RMV: $93,802
Los Angeles, CA
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2014 Audi R8
2

2014 Audi R8

quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 7AM)

$104,995
Est. $1,425/mo
Fair Deal
$1,316 Above market
RMV: $103,679
Liberty Lake, WA
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2015 Audi R8
12
Price Drop, $2500
Previous Price: $10000023 Jun 2022

2015 Audi R8

quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 7AM)

$97,500
Est. $1,323/mo
Fair Deal
$1,322 Above market
RMV: $96,178
Canton, OH
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2014 Audi R8
16
Price Drop, $499
Previous Price: $9699924 Jun 2022

2014 Audi R8 Spyder

quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (4.2L 8cyl 7AM)

$96,500
Est. $1,310/mo
Fair Deal
$1,981 Above market
RMV: $94,519
Riverside, CA
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2014 Audi R8
21
Price Drop, $600
Previous Price: $12799030 May 2022

2014 Audi R8 Spyder

quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (5.2L 10cyl 7AM)

$127,390
Est. $1,729/mo
Fair Deal
$3,046 Above market
RMV: $124,344
Dublin, OH
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2014 Audi R8
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2014 Audi R8 Plus

Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (5.2L 10cyl 7AM)

$139,599
Est. $1,895/mo
Fair Deal
$3,750 Above market
RMV: $135,849
Clifton, NJ
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Colors and Styles

2014 Audi R8 in Brilliant Red Metallic color
Brilliant Red Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

This mid-engined two-seat German exotic supercar is sensual from every angle, imparts impeccable driving and handling, and still manages to be an incredible tourer or cruiser. The coupe is available in three different variants with a price range between $114,900 to $170,545. Let’s compare the R8 with some potent rivals such as the Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and Dodge Viper GTS.


Features

To avail of the 2014 Audi R8 Coupe, buyers need to shed a minimum sum of $114,900 for the Quattro V8 trim. In addition to that, the vehicle also comes in V10 and V10 Plus trim levels with the Quattro V10 Plus Automatic, carrying a hefty price tag of $151,200 and $170,545, respectively. And since the R8 Coupe is strictly an all-wheel-drive supercar, buyers can only opt between manual or automatic transmission.

Trim

V8

V10

V10 Plus

MSRP (Manual)

$114,900

$151,200

$170,545

MSRP (Automatic)

$124,000

$160,300

$179,645

Key features

Adaptive suspension

Adds to/Replaces with the V8

Adds to/Replaces with the V10

 

Heated seats

5.2L V10

More powerful tune

 

Eight-way power seats with four-way power-adjustable lumbar

Premium leather upholstery

Carbon-ceramic brakes

 

Leather and faux suede upholstery

Sportier suspension tuning

Carbon-fiber exterior 

 

19-inch wheels

 

Carbon-fiber interior trim packages

 

Seven-speaker sound system 

 

 

 

Six-CD changer

 

 

Since it’s an Audi, there are always additional bells and whistles to avail in addition to the standard offerings. The Quattro V8 can be availed with a Convenience package that adds front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, power-folding mirrors, and interior storage nets. Carbon-ceramic brakes, a fully leather-upholstered interior, a faux-suede headliner, a navigation system, an iPod interface, and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system are also available as standalone options.

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The Audi R8 V10 is the best middle ground as it features all the bells and whistles that are optional on the V8 trim. It also secures the adaptive suspension and power seats along with a more vicious engine and gearbox combo that is bound to carve corners, even while not on a track. If one needs the ultimate beast in the form of the Audi R8, one can go with the V10 Plus trim as it offers 25-hp more than the regular V10.

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

The 2014 Audi R8 Coupe is motivated by a brawny 4.2L V8 that churns out 430-hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission in the auto variant that replaces the old and clunky 6-speed manual. But buyers looking for stick shift would be delighted to hear that the 6-speed manual transmission is also available. 

Upgrading to Quattro V10 trim adds a Lamborghini sourced 5.2L V10 that can shatter the eardrums yet remains to be a melody to enthusiasts. This V10 when fitted to the R8 produces 525-hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. The range-topping V10 Plus trim features the same V10 motor but is tuned to churn out 25-hp more, hence making a wallopping 550 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque.

Models

2014 Audi R8

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2014 Dodge Viper GTS

MSRP

$114,900

$115,710

$105,630

$107,385

Engine 

4.2L FSI V8

3.8L Twin-Turbo V6

3.8L Flat-6

8.4L V10

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

7-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power 

430 hp @ 7900 RPM

545 hp @ 6400 RPM

400 hp @ 7400 RPM

640 hp @ 6200 RPM

Torque

317 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM

463 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

325 lb-ft @ 5600 RPM

600 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.2

2.9

4

3.3

Quarter mile (sec)

12.8

11.1

12.6

11.2

Top Speed (MPH)

186

196

187

206

The Audi R8 V8 is insanely quick, even in its V8-base configuration, as it’s capable of scooting off to 60-mph from standstill in 4.2-seconds and can munch a quarter-mile in just 12.8-seconds. It is a muscular supercar, but even in its prime packaging, it can’t match the likes of the Godzilla of automobiles, the Nissan GTR, which punches out similar figures as the Audi but performs better in both 0-60 mph and quarter-mile figures. 

Fuel Economy
8.9/10

Supercars and efficiency can never walk the same paths, and despite strife, the 2014 Audi R8 V8 manages a decent 17 mpg combined with the 7-speed auto-shift manual transmission, while the manual transmission drops it to 14 mpg combined. The V10 motor drops the economy to 16 mpg combined. The real fossil fuel chugger, the V10 Plus delivers similar figures, but it features a smaller 19.8-gallon fuel tank, meant to save weight. Also, the automatic R8s are more economic than the ones with a manual unit, and the difference is also substantial.

Models

2014 Audi R8

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2014 Dodge Viper GTS

MPG (City)

11

16

18

12

MPG (Highway)

20

23

26

19

MPG (Combined)

14

19

21

15

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

23.8 gallons

19.5 gallons

18.0 gallons

16.0 gallons

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

261/476/333

312/448/370

324/468/378

192/304/240

The Dodge Viper GTS might be blisteringly quick, but it loves to chug fuel heavily. In terms of economy, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S leads the game, followed by Nissan GT-R. But if you are looking for a grand-tourer, the R8 offers satisfactory economy and the best mileage in the rivalry. When comparing the overall range, Porsche offers the most at 378 miles combined.

Interior
8.2/10

The Germans are known for their perfection with their lavish interiors, and the 2014 Audi R8 Coupe stands on the same reputation. Since it’s a hefty price-tag supercar, there’s room for just two, the driver and someone in their good-list. The interior is packed with high-quality materials and supreme design, and the layout is very simple and intuitive. Behind the only two seats, there’s a void that can be used to throw shopping bags into. The seats are very comfortable and supportive, even in the base R8 V8 attire, but for extra bucks, the Convenience package garnishes the interiors with a top-notch design.

The coupe beholds a fully leather-upholstered interior, while the buyers can also add the diamond pattern-stitching seats. The Convenience package also adds interior storage nets for smaller accessories. The minuscule crowd that is big-fan of carbon fiber and doesn’t have much to do with power seats or adaptive suspension, the V10 Plus brings the perfect list of features. The interior of the V10 Plus is equipped with abundant carbon-fiber trim and lesser sound insulation, so be ready to hear the V10 roaring. Also be ready to pack light as the 2014 R8 has only space for 3.5 cu-ft of cargo, that too in the frunk(front-boot).

Models

2014 Audi R8

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2014 Dodge Viper GTS

Seating Capacity

2

2

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.5/54.8/41

38.1/54.3/44.6

NA

36.6/53.1/42.7

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

NA

NA

NA

NA

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

3.5

8.8

NA

14.7

The supercar leagues come with compromises of seating, and the Nissan GT-R Track Edition drops the rear seats. The rear seats are highly unfunctional for adults with the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. For more cargo space, the Dodge Viper GTS might be the perfect pick. When comparing the cargo capacity, Dodge comes out to be the most practical option with 14.7 cubic feet of space. Standout interior features of the R8 include:

  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated eight-way power seats (with four-way power-adjustable lumbar)
  • Leather and faux suede upholstery
  • Premium leather and faux suede headliner (convenience package)
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim (V10 Plus)
  • Gated metal shifter (manual models only)

How intuitive is the 2014 Audi R8 Coupe’s infotainment unit?

The 2014 Audi R8 isn’t the most hi-tech supercar, but it still features some toys or let’s say entertainment features to play with. The base R8 Coupe fits a seven-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer along with Bluetooth, auxiliary audio jack, and satellite radio. The Convenience package adds a navigation system, an iPod interface, and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Some of the standout infotainment features are:

  • Bluetooth
  • Six-CD changer
  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation system
  • 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
Exterior
8.2/10

The 2014 Audi R8 Coupe boasts some minute cosmetic upgrades, which include new LED headlights, redesigned side mirrors, and new wheel designs. Besides that, the vehicle carries the same iconic styling and very sporty and aggressive styling cues. The V10 Plus R8 brings a shower of carbon-fiber trim that not only sheds some weight but looks sensual to its elegant silhouette. The coupes can also be equipped with alternate "side blade" finishes. However, even the base R8 Coupe carries the charisma to turn heads and make a glorious entrance at any main event.

Models

2014 Audi R8

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2014 Dodge Viper GTS

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3583

3796

3186

3431

Length (in.)

175

183.9

176.8

175.7

Width (in.)

75.0

74.6

72.9

76.4

Height (in.)

49.3

53.9

51

49.1

Ground Clearance (in.)

NA

NA

NA

5

Wheelbase (in.)

104.3

109.4

96.5

98.8

Each of the rivals has its distinctive styling and a huge following. In the lot, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and the R8 Coupe have a smaller footprint, while the Nissan GT-R is literally a monster in terms of proportions. When comparing the curb weight, Porsche is the lightest while Nissan is the heaviest, measuring 3,186 and 3,796 lbs, respectively. Some of the standout exterior features:

  • 19-inch wheels with summer tires
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Carbon-fiber exterior trim
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
Safety
9.8/10

The 2014 Audi R8 Coupe is undoubtedly an exciting and adrenaline-rushing supercar, but it also packs various standard safety aids. It includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, side and knee airbags, front and rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera. Though there are no safety ratings from NHTSA and IIHS to back the safety, rest assured that the German supercar shields its occupants in case of any mishap. Some of the standout safety features are:

  • Driver and passenger airbags with front side airbags
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Brake-assist
  • ESP
  • Traction control
  • Daytime running lights
Final Verdict

Undoubtedly, the 2014 Audi R8 Coupe is an exhilarating driving experience, and if you have enough savings to own one, you don’t need to think twice. It behaves civilized on the roads, but floor the gas pedal and the monstrous side takes over, especially the ones with the Lambo-sourced V10 motor. It lacks practicality, but which supercar seats a full family? The interior is Audi level sumptuous, but it lacks advanced gadgetry, but still, the 2014 Audi R8 makes for an attractive option in the segment.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$124000

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

254 cu in

horse power

430 hp @ 7900 rpm

torque

317 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

7 speed Automated Manual

dimensions
length

175 in

wheelbase

104.3 in

width

76 in

curb weight

3638 lbs

Height

49 in

Ground Clearance

4 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

3.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

2 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

14/17/23 mpg

highway range

547.40 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Audi R8 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$135,390
5 Year Cost To Own
$131,239
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $131,239
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$14,746$10,290$8,411$9,428$8,236$51,111
Insurance$1,875$1,941$2,009$2,079$2,152$10,056
Fuel$3,382$3,483$3,588$3,696$3,806$17,955
Maintenance$667$1,186$1,332$4,065$5,872$13,122
RepairsNANANA$1,112$1,706$2,818
Financing Interest$7,281$5,856$4,335$2,711$981$21,164
Taxes and Fees$12,325$765$698$643$582$15,013
Total Cost-To-Own$40,276$23,521$20,373$23,734$23,335$131,239
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