2018 Audi R8

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$138,700–$208,100 MSRP range
(5.0) 2 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2018 Audi R8 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Blisteringly fast acceleration
  • Outstanding handling feel
  • Head-turning styling
  • Configurable digital gauge cluster
  • Interior quality
  • Drive mode selector on steering wheel

The Bad

  • No manual transmission
  • No media display in traditional center spot
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Non-adjustable racing shell seats (Plus trim)
  • Hard-to-see backup camera display
  • Multimedia controls
2018 Audi R8 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Audi R8

  • Coupe or Spyder (convertible) body styles
  • 540- or 610-hp V-10 engine
  • Zero-to-60 mph in 3.2 seconds
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Laser headlights available

2018 Audi R8 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Featuring a choice of two V-10 engines, the Audi R8 supercar competes with the Porsche 911 GT3 and McLaren 570S. It's available as a coupe or convertible (Spyder).

New for 2018
New standard features include a smartphone interface, Audi Sport badging on the grille and Audi Sport puddle lamps. A new Black Optic Package includes 20-inch forged wheels, gloss-black exhaust tips and black exterior trim. 

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Audi R8 Spyder V10

by bkhorashadi from newport beach, ca on March 28, 2018

I love the Audi R8 from the start. This car defiantly turns head and it’s a great mixture of a super car with German and Italian design. You have the reliability of German with Italian influence. This ... Read full review

(5.0)

Nissan Rogue

by ZIADHADOU from New York on August 10, 2017

This car meet all of my needs, and I didnt have to empty out my wallet. I was able to use it for 3 years without any problems, gas was relatively fair. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Audi R8 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Audi R8 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, up to 6 yr/100k mile Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    Up to 6 yr/100k mile from the original in-service date plus balance of New Vehicle Corrosion Perforation Warranty (12 years), plus the balance of no- charge scheduled maintenance for the remainder of the New Vehicle limited warranty ($85 deductible), Return/Exchange policy may vary.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The R8 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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