2023 Audi R8

Starting MSRP 

$156,895

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Key Spec of 2023 Audi R8
fuel economy

14/17/23

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

562 hp @ 4475 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Joyful, high-revving V10 engine.

Not very feature-rich.

A limited ultra-high-performance variant to conclude the production of R8.

Precise handling.

Poor storage by market standards.

User-friendly cabin layout.

Gas guzzler.

2023 Audi R8 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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It has been officially confirmed by Audi that the legacy which began back in 2006 is finally coming to an end with the 2023 Audi R8 being the final iteration of the iconic sports coupe. This might also mean that the Audi will bid adieu to its fan-favorite naturally aspirated V10 engine. Audi plans to send off the model by introducing an ultra-high-performance variant of the R8 which will arrive once the standard 2023 model has been launched. This move is being made in order for Audi to transition completely into the EV space. The car would not carry any changes from the outgoing model except for the inclusion of a limited edition variant and the RWD R8 will sell for $156,895 while the R8 Quattro is expected to sell for $208,295.

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2022 Audi R8 Performance Spyder

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

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$225,890
Est. $3,066/mo
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2022 Audi R8 Performance Spyder

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

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$232,890
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2022 Audi R8 Performance Spyder

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

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$232,845
Est. $3,161/mo
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Wilsonville, OR
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2022 Audi R8 Performance Spyder

Performance 2dr Convertible (5.2L 10cyl 7AM)

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$186,690
Est. $2,534/mo
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Mission Viejo, CA
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2022 Audi R8 Performance

Performance 2dr Coupe (5.2L 10cyl 7AM)

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2022 Audi R8 Performance Spyder

Performance 2dr Convertible (5.2L 10cyl 7AM)

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$204,800
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Miami, FL
  
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2022 Audi R8 Performance

Performance 2dr Coupe (5.2L 10cyl 7AM)

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$171,190
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MSRP $171,190
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2022 Audi R8 Performance

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

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$221,290
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Huntsville, AL
  
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2022 Audi R8 Performance

Performance 2dr Coupe (5.2L 10cyl 7AM)

MSRP
$180,840
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
  
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Colors and Styles

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Florett Silver Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

There is no doubt about the performance that the R8 offers as that is what this car is known for and the 5.2L naturally aspirated V10 engine borrowed from the Lamborghini Huracan cranks out 562 horsepower on the base model. This midsize coupe is headed up against the BMW M8, the Porsche 911 Turbo, and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which are all very strong contenders who have their own reputations among enthusiasts. The Audi R8 has been worked on in collaboration with Audis own racing team and engineers to achieve the performance that would otherwise only be found in track-focused cars. The R8’s ability to take on corners at high speeds is one such result of the detailed research and development that the team conducted.


Features

The 2023 Audi R8 will be segregated into two trims just as it was in the previous year and the base Performance V10 RWD comes loaded with premium features such as Audi virtual cockpit which makes the controls easily accessible for the driver at all times and the sporty yet comfortable seats come wrapped in a Nappa leatherette with heating function. The car even though a performance-oriented vehicle has a very intuitive navigation system that is easy to use. If your budget allows, pick the Performance V10 Quattro which is all-in performance and features racing shell seats wrapped in fine perforated Nappa leather with the addition of ceramic brakes which is necessary to stop a 600+ horsepower monster. Audi is expected to go even more bonkers with the limited edition variant and would be using a lot of additional carbon fiber components to further cut the weight and

Trim

Performance V10 RWD

Performance V10 Quattro

MSRP

$156,895

$208,295

Key Features

20-inch alloy wheels

All-wheel drive

Power-folding heated mirrors

Fixed rear spoiler

Auto-deploying rear spoiler

Sports exhaust system

Automatic climate control

Ceramic brakes

Nappa leatherette upholstery

Audi laser headlights

Digital instrument panel

Carbon fiber accents

Heated seats

Optional fully adjustable sports seats

Wireless charging pad

Nappa leather upholstery with faux suede headliner

Front and rear parking sensor

Bang & Olufsen premium audio system

Apply CarPlay and Android Auto

 

Automatic high beams

 

We Recommend

We find the Audi R8 Performance V10 RWD to hold more value and be more daily usable as it holds power beyond what is needed. If the premium materials on the Performance V10 Quattro look tempting, users can opt for a Premium package or a Dynamic package to bring in leather, carbon fiber, or faux suede to the base trim. However, if you’re a serious supercar enthusiast and a collector, the secretive high-performance variant will be worth the wait as it intends to end production for this amazing breed of Audi.

Release Date

Audi has decided to go all incognito mode in terms of the release dates but a few reports suggest the new R8 to launch in the fall of 2022 with the limited edition following a little later.

Engine and Performance

Like any other performance vehicle, the 2023 Audi R8 packs in enough power to make any passenger scream in a falsetto voice if needed. The R8 comes standard with a 5.2L V10 mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch S Tronic automatic transmission producing a total of 562 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque on the RWD variant. Pick the more focused and quicker Quattro model and you’ll have 602 horses at your disposal along with 413 lb-ft of torque. Performance and hardware are definitely the strength of this sports coupe and this engine is what people would miss the most once the last unit of the R8 rolls out of the assembly line in 2023. Another thing worth the mention is this car’s throttle response and there barely is any lag when it comes to delivering all the power.

Model

2023 Audi R8

2023 BMW M8

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

MSRP

$156,895

$139,500

$180,500

$105,000

Engine

5.2L V10

4.4L twin-turbo V8

3.8L twin-turbo inline-6

5.5L V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed dual-clutch transmission

Power (Hp)

562 hp @ 4475 rpm

617 hp @ 6000 rpm

572 hp @ 6500 rpm

670 hp @ 8400 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

406 lb-ft @ 6300 rpm

553 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm

553 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm

460 lb-ft @ 6300 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.6 seconds

2.7 seconds

2.7 seconds

2.6 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

11.5 seconds

10.8 seconds

10.3 seconds

10.6 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

204 MPH

155 MPH

199 MPH

194 MPH

Bothe BMW and Porsche carry a twin-turbo engine which manages to push great figures even with a smaller engine layout than the R8. The Porsche puts out an impressive time with the M8 matching its 0-60 timing. However, the BMW M8 even with all that power isn’t all that drive-focused compared to the other cars and is limited to 155 mph. The quickest and the most powerful car here however is the Chevrolet with really impressive acceleration and a whopping 670 horses under its hood. Audi manages to put out the best top speed and is also one of the most exciting cars to drive with its naturally aspirated exhaust note filling the cabin.

2023 Audi R8 Ride and Handling

Even though the R8 holds a lot of power, it isn’t very hard to explore its full potential as the vehicle is very easy to handle regardless of the speed you are in. The double wishbone suspension and the sticky performance tires allow the driver to push the car without having to worry about being able to keep the vehicle steady. It is without a doubt a fun car to drive and the car moves exactly how the driver intends to while handling the steering wheel.

2023 Audi R8 Braking Performance

The brakes on the Audi R8 are as impressive as the car’s performance. Audi has made sure to equip the R8 with brakes capable enough to bring the car to a complete standing stop from 60 mph at 114 ft. if those numbers don’t sound exciting, opt for the dynamic package available for the RWD variant which adds a set of carbon ceramic brakes to do the job in just 96 ft.

Model

2023 Audi R8

2023 BMW M8

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

14.4

15.6

16.1

14.5

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

14.0

15.0

15.0

15.0

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,594

4,295

3,401

3,441

60-0 (.-ft)

114

NA

125

93

Regardless of carrying the smaller brakes among the competition, the Audi R8 has an impressive stopping distance which can further be reduced by opting for the dynamic package. The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is in a league of its own with the strongest brakes here. Even though the BMW carries a large set of brakes, the car is also heavier and we expect it to fall in the ballpark of Porsches braking performance, which is still impressive but isn’t as good as the Chevrolet or the Audi.

Fuel Economy

This is where the Audi R8 takes a toll and even by supercar standards, the fuel economy offered by the R8 is on the lower with average gas mileage of 17 miles to the gallon in mixed driving conditions. The R8 houses a gas tank capable of carrying 19.3 gallons of fuel, which offers a maximum range of 443 miles.

Model

2023 Audi R8

2023 BMW M8

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

MPG (city)

14

15

15

16

MPG (highway)

23

21

20

24

MPG (combined)

17

17

17

19

Fuel capacity (gallons)

19.3

20.1

17.6

18.5

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

270/443/328

302/422/341

264/352/299

296/444/351

The Audi R8 pits well against its major contenders but fuel economy is something that none of the key players in the segment does well at. The maximum combined range of the Audi falls at 329 miles while both the Chevrolet and BMW offer higher numbers. The highest numbers here belong to the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which isn’t all that surprising considering it is naturally aspirated.

Interior

This definitely isn’t the most advanced-looking interior but the sleek yet simple design blends very well with the tech it holds and the entire layout is very friendly as the controls are all within reach and easy to locate. Unlike many other performance vehicles, getting in and out of the Audi R8 does not require you to be a contortionist but it would definitely need some getting used to for tall drivers as the seats are positioned really low. The seats might not be the most comfortable as the padding it provides is on the thinner side to keep the weight of the car low but the ergonomics and the way the seat holds the driver feels like a tailor-made suit. The R8 does not carry a central infotainment display and all the necessary information and controls are viewed on the digital instrument cluster that is controlled using the steering-mounted buttons.

Model

2023 Audi R8

2023 BMW M8

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Passenger Capacity

2

4

4

4

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.5/55.1/40.9

39.1/57.2/42.1

NA

NA

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

-

37.1/54.6/36.6

NA

-

Cargo Capacity (cu.-ft)

8.0

11.0

4.6

12.6

In terms of seating, the R8, and the Corvette Z06 come with just 2 seats while the others offer a 4-seat layout. However, the rear seats of the Porsche are barely usable and end up being a space for luggage. The main seating space in all the cars is ample but when it comes to the cargo area, the M8 seems to provide a decent space while the Corvette takes it up a notch by offering a frunk as well as a tiny trunk that together becomes 12.6 cu-ft of storage space.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Audi R8 include

  • Nappa leather upholstery.
  • Heated seats.
  • 18-way power adjustability.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control.
  • Optional faux suede headliner.

How intuitive is the 2023 Audi R8 infotainment system?

There is no central infotainment touchscreen like what is found in other cars, but Audi provides a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit that displays every single detail that the driver would require. The drivers will also be able to control various functions using the steering mounted buttons and if the standard 5-speaker audio system does not suffice, pick the premium package worth just over $6,000 to add a 13-speaker premium audio system by Bang & Olufsen. People opting for the expensive Quattro trim can get this feature added for a much lesser price. Audi has further increased user convenience by adding the MMI navigation plus and Audi Connect Care.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Audi R8 are

  • 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit.
  • Apply CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Wireless charging pad.
  • Navigation system.
  • Satellite radio.
  • 13-speaker premium audio system by Bang & Olufsen speakers.
Exterior

The Exterior styling will look identical to the 2022 model with the same 9 colors available for the exterior paint. However, there aren’t any complaints about the way the R8 looks, and the massive air intake on the front is beautifully integrated with a complex yet appealing styling. The sides of the car feature huge air vents that directly feed air to the radiators and move to the rear to find an automatic spoiler that deploys when the car hits 75 mph or there is a dedicated button to deploy it whenever needed. Move to the upper Quattro trim to find yourself looking at an aggressive fixed rear spoiler that contributes to keeping the downforce as high as possible. The car wears a set of 20-inch wheels that are finished in titanium for the upper trim and when it comes to the headlights, the Quattro gets laser headlights instead of the standard LED unit on the RWD variant.

Model

2023 Audi R8

2023 BMW M8

2023 Porsche 911 Turbo

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,594

4,295

3,401

3,441

Length (in.)

174.4

200.9

178.5

184.5

Width (in.)

76.4

76.5

74.9

79.7

Height (in.)

48.7

55.9

51.3

48.6

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.0

5.1

5.0

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

104.3

119.2

96.5

107.1

It is clear from the data that the Audi R8 sits really low to the ground with just 4-inches of ground clearance and the roof of the car doesn’t stand all that high up from the ground. However, the lower center of gravity is something that plays a key role in making this car handle like how it does.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • 20-inch titanium wheels.
  • Dual exhaust outlets.
  • Carbon-fiber rear spoiler.
  • LED or Audi Laser headlights.
  • Massive air intakes in the front and sides.
  • Power folding heated mirrors.
Safety

It is common with high-end performance cars to not hold crash test rations from NHTSA and IIHS as it is expensive for the brands to run these tests. However, considering how well other daily usable Audis perform in such tests, it is safe to say that the Audi R8 is a well-structured car. The R8 doesn’t hold an extensive list of safety tech but does get the basics in place.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Audi R8 are

  • Front and rear parking sensors.
  • Cruise control.
  • Reverse camera.
  • Automatic high beam.
  • Stability and traction control.
  • Anti-lock braking system.
Competition

2023 Audi R8 vs 2023 BMW M8

Both Audi and BMW are brands that carry extensive expertise in the luxury segment and that are well portrayed in the cabin quality and materials used in both these coupes. The R8 and the M8 have two totally different characters and if aggressive driving with track-car-like handling is what you seek, the Audi R8 is the ideal choice here but the BMW M8 has the better comfort levels and hence, making it the better daily drivable coupe if that is what you intend.

2023 Audi R8 vs 2023 Porsche 911 Turbo

Both these cars are German engineering marvels and they are pretty much even in terms of power and handling. You can expect to return back happy after a track day in either of these cars and it all comes down to the styling as the R8 is all about sharp lines and edges while the 911 carries its iconic curves very well like how it’s been doing it for ages. The only valid advantage the Porsche carries is the additional set of seats in the rear but they sure cannot accommodate human beings.

2023 Audi R8 vs 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Audi R8 has its own fan base and a cult following but another car with a massive community is the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and it’s easy to understand why as both these cars offer great power and driver character that is very distinctive. There isn’t any limit to the fun quotient that these cars can offer but the fact that the Corvette costs much lower than the R8 makes it the more affordable option.

Final Verdict

With this being the end of an era, it is highly recommended to pick the last few batches of Audi R8s that would be rolling out. This isn’t the only reason for the R8 to be on the priority list but the performance this car offers is unlike anything else in the segment. The R8 is a performance car that can easily be driven on a regular basis without having to worry about your back being strained a lot as the ergonomics and the cabin layout feel very friendly. It would also be worth the wait for the limited edition variant to be unveiled but it’s most likely to be sold out even before the public gets to see it.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$156895

body style

dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

318 cu in

horse power

562 hp @ 4475 rpm

torque

406 lb.-ft. @ 6300 rpm

transmission

7-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

174.4 in

wheelbase

104.3 in

width

76.4 in

Height

48.7 in

capacity
passenger capacity

2 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

14/17/23 mpg

highway range

503.70 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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