(4.3) 4 reviews
MSRP: $67,791$102,459
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 15-16
Engine: 420-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2010 Audi R8

Our Take on the 2010 Audi R8

Our Take

This sports car is named after Audi's Le Mans-winning racecar. Like the Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo with which it competes, the R8 has a mid-mounted engine. It features a weight-saving aluminum body and Quattro all-wheel drive, and it gains the option of a V-10 engine that's m... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Sideblade air intake appearance
  • Available MMI controller

Notable Features

  • Mid-engine sports car
  • New V-10 engine option
  • 420-hp V-8 standard
  • Aluminum body
  • Manual or sequential manual
  • Glass engine cover
  • Power retractable rear spoiler
  • All-wheel drive


Our Expert Reviews

"What's your favorite car?" I've been asked this a jillion times in my life, mostly since I became an auto journalist. My stock answer at social gatherings has been the 1995 Buick Roadmaster station wagon. I've always found that car strangely compelling, honestly, but mostly I've learned that the reply evokes stunned silence and allows me to avoid a question I've never ... Read full review for the 2010 Audi R 8

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Unbelievable car....

by Audi FFL from Texas on June 15, 2010

Audi R8 V10 - an unbelievably drivable and exhilerating car... performance range is mind boggling - driver friendly when you're just driving around town and downright scary fast if you take it to the ... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2010 Audi R8.

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Free Scheduled Maintenance


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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