Is The R8 Actually Worth It? vs the C8 Corvette?
Check out this video from YouTuber EddieX where he compares a C8 Corvette to his Audi R8. Right away a used R8 RWD in price doesn’t compare in price 130k vs. 85k, which on average is 45k more and has a lot less to offer especially in creature comforts.
With an Audi R8 there isn’t even a front lift option and the 0-60 times are a lot worse compared to the C8 Corvette that goes 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds and the Audi R8 RWD is lucky to get a 3.7 zero to 60 time.
Per his video description of the C8 vs R8
The latest generation of the Corvette has become a mid-engine sports car, which really elevates the performance as well as the exotic appeal of this American icon. So now how does it compare with a much more expensive mid-engine sports car, the Audi R8?
Its interesting how similar the recipes are, NA engine behind you, dual-clutch transmission and RWD.
One of the biggest differences is going to be price. When brand new, the R8 and this C8 I’m driving are essentially $70,000 apart, but R8s are available used now, so the specific price delta here is $40,000. After having driven and tracked the new C8 Stingray, and been in many R8s (recently purchasing a 2018 R8 RWS), I started thinking about if the R8 is actually worth it. We discuss some of the similarities, differences and how each car compares to the other. Do you think the R8 is worth spending extra money on? Which would you rather drive and own?