2011 Audi R8

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Updated on: March 30, 2021

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The 2011 Audi R8 is the all-new redesigned iteration of the mighty R8 and offers a strong engine coupled with a 6-Speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed single-clutch automated manual known as R Tronic. The R8 Coupe is priced at $114,200 which is on the lower side of the supercar spectrum. Let’s explore the drivability and other factors of the new Audi R8 and see how it compares with the competition. This Audi primarily competes with the 2011 Porsche GT3 and the 2011 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe.

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Pros

Great Manual gearbox

Impressive Engine

Easy-to-drive

Cons

Unintuitive electronic interface

Jerky Automatic Transmission

What's New?

The 4.2 L V8 outputs 10 more horsepower


2011 Audi R8 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.5

based on 39 ratings


8.4/10 Features
8.4/10 Interiors
8.8/10 Design
8.6/10 Safety
8.5/10 Reliability
8.1/10 Deal Value

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Martha Harris

2011 Audi R8

quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (5.2L 10cyl 6AM)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 15, 2021

Audi R8 needs regular fixes

Pros - All wheel drive, perfect seating and good handling

Cons - Got few fixes, lacks acceleration

Unsatisfied experience from both Audi and the dealer This coupe got a few fixes, lacks acceleration. i am completely unsatisfied with the dealership experience too. As the sounds from the dash board and the interior plastics around the doors and windows can't be control evenafter a couple of visits to the dealership. this was not the car for high speeds, gets more wind noises and loose fitting sounds from the doors and the dash which was annoying.

5/10
Features
5/10
Interior
5/10
Design
5/10
Safety
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Deal Value
6/10
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Karla A. George

2011 Audi R8

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

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 7, 2021

what a machine.

Pros - Performance potential and great handeling capabilities.

Cons - Boot space and less utility spaces.

This is must have racing car Ohh I just want to kiss this car, every time i drive it. Its just a wonderful feat of engineering and style. This car is a breeze to drive once you get it going. What i mean to say is the car is always stationed in neutral and so if your stopped on a hill you better have one foot on the brake and one on the accelerator and jump on the accelerator as soon as you get off the brake, but that's with most super cars, or else it'll just roll straight back and not like other cars that actually has some go when you throw it in drive, this will just start rolling. Besides that, again which is common in super cars, it has a great ride and actually can be used as a daily driver without a hitch. I've used it on snow and trust me the quattro system is a blessing to have in the car, even in the rain. The grip is so tremendous that it wont let go and if it does let go its just so manageable. You can really use this car as a gran tourer, and just drive it through the country side. As far as gas goes it isn't so bad. Its the best of any super car out there. Interior quality and feel are of top notch quality Attentive and dedicated staff, Miss Paige informed and guided me well about the vehicle. Shpuld say a really good host felt like I was in a posh Hotel.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Deborah J. Perez

2012 Audi R8

quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (5.2L 10cyl 6M)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 7, 2021

Lord of the rings

Pros - The power of lamborghini with a lesser price, best in class coupe & comfortable drive

Cons - Cabin design is pale, No cuts and curls on outer looks and limited features.

Sports Audi is worthy of having From the track to a road trip, this car will make you love to drive and drive it hard. On the track it is well behaved allowing you to slip the back end out (to have some fun) and the brakes are incredible and predictable. I also did a track day in wet weather conditions. Absolutly flawless, instilling confidence with the all wheel drive so you can focus and have fun. The road trip was very comfortable with good visibility, low engine/road noise and no shortage of power to pass (or just have fun) whenever you need it! Audi of Meadowlands provides a far superior car buying experience to any other dealership. They go above and beyond to ensure the customer is happy with their purchase and content through the entire process.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$114200

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

186 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

254 cu.in.

horsepower

430 hp @ 7900 rpm

torque

316 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

104.3 in.

length

174.5 in.

width

75 in.

height

49.3 in.

curb weight

3605 lbs.

ground clearance

4.3 in.

capacity

cargo volume

3.5 cu ft.

payload capacity

551 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.1 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

154 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

11/15/20 mpg

highway range

476 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base $114,200 onwards

430 hp @ 7900 rpm | 4.2 L | V8 | premium unleaded

  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
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Colors and Styles

2011 Audi R8 in Ice Silver Metallic color 2011 Audi R8 in Phantom Black Metallic color
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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.8

Engine And Performance

8.9

Fuel Economy

8.9

Interior

8.4

Exterior

8.4

Safety

9.8

Competition

9.6

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

9.0

Overall Rating


The mighty Audi R8 is back for the 2011 model year with its traditional coupe form along with an all-new convertible variant known as the Spyder. The convertible is offered in both the V8 and V10 powered models with the latter offering a more thrilling experience with the sonorous V10. The coupe retains its easy driveability despite being a high-performance car and is quite comfortable on the inside as well. The single-clutch R Tronic transmission, however, seems to be reluctant to let go of its jerky gear shifts that might bog down the overall experience for some. The manual gearbox retains its excellent sleek shifting manners though.


8.8/10
Pricing and Features

8.9/10
Engine and Performance

8.9/10
Fuel Economy

8.4/10
Interior

8.4/10
Exterior

9.8/10
Safety


2011 Audi R8 Pricing and Features

8.8/10

The 2011 Audi R8 Coupe comes in two trim variants starting at $114,200 for the base 4.2 Coupe equipped with the 4.2 L V8 engine outputting 420 hp @ 7800 rpm and 317 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm. The 5.2 Coupe starts at $149,000 and comes with a 5.2 L V10 engine outputting 525 hp and 391 lb-ft. The R8 Coupe comes equipped with a plethora of features, including 19" Five-arm, Double-spoke Wheels, Summer Performance Tires, Leather/Alcantara sports seats. 

More features like ten-way power-adjustable, heated seats including four-way lumbar support, Aluminum Optic accelerator, brake, and clutch pedals, Leather-wrapped, three-spoke, flat-bottom multifunction sports steering wheel, Micro metallic Gray interior inlays, Automatic climate control, Tilt and telescopic manually adjustable steering column, and Audi concert AM/FM stereo with in-dash CD player, including MP3 CD capability, and much more as standard. 

Trim

4.2 Coupe

5.2 Coupe

MSRP

$114,200 (Manual)

$149,000 (Manual)

Features

$123,300 (Automatic)

$158,100 (Automatic)

 

4.2 L V8 Engine

5.2 L V10 engine

 

Quad-chrome Exhaust Pipes 

Dual-oval Chrome Exhaust Pipes 

 

Retractable Rear Spoiler 

Retractable Rear Spoiler 

 

19" Five-arm, Double-spoke Wheels

19" Ten-spoke, Y Design Wheels 

 

Summer Performance Tires.

Summer Performance Tires.

 

Leather/Alcantara sport seats

Fine Nappa leather sport seats

 

Ten-way power-adjustable, heated seats including four-way lumbar support

Audi Navigation plus with real-time traffic 

 

Aluminum Optic accelerator, brake, and clutch pedals

Bang & Olufsen® Sound System – 465 watts, twelve speakers including a center speaker and subwoofer, ten channel amplifier, and vehicle noise compensation 

 

Leather-wrapped, three-spoke, flat-bottom multifunction sports steering wheel

Audi parking system plus with the rearview camera – includes ultrasonic sensors for both front and rear of the vehicle

 

Micro metallic Gray interior inlays

Auto-dimming interior mirror with digital compass

SIRIUS Satellite Radio HomeLink and Bluetooth

 

Automatic climate control

Tilt and telescopic manually adjustable steering column

 
 

Audi concert AM/FM stereo with in-dash CD player, including MP3 CD capability 

 
 

SIRIUS Satellite Radio HomeLink and Bluetooth

 

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The 2011 Audi R8 4.2 Coupe comes starts at $114,200 and comes fitted with 19" Five-arm, Double-spoke Wheels, Summer Performance Tires, Leather/Alcantara sports seats, Ten-way power-adjustable, heated seats including four-way lumbar support, Leather-wrapped, three-spoke, flat-bottom multifunction sports steering wheel, Automatic climate control, and Audi concert AM/FM stereo with in-dash CD player, including MP3 CD capability 

2011 Audi R8 Engine and Performance

8.9/10

The 2011 Audi R8 comes equipped with a 4.2 L V8 engine that puts out a maximum power of 420 hp and a maximum torque of 317 lb-ft. The engine's power is transferred to the rear wheels either through a six-speed manual or six-speed single-clutch R-Tronic automatic transmission. The R8 Coupe reaches 60mph in 4.3 seconds and crosses the quarter-mile mark in 12.5 seconds, which are impressive numbers. The base price of the R8 Coupe is $114,200, which is already quite expensive and can go up significantly with added extras and packages. 

Model

Audi R8 4.2 Coupe 

Porsche 911 Coupe GT3

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

MSRP

$114,200

$115,700

$118,650

Engine

4.2 L V8

3.8 L Flat-6

4.7 L V8

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power

420 hp @ 7800 rpm

435 hp @ 7600 rpm

420 hp @ 7300 rpm

Torque

317 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm

317 ft-lbs. @ 6250 rpm

346 ft-lbs. @ 5000 rpm

0-60 mph (seconds)

4.5

3.5

4.5

Quarter-mile (mph)

12.5

11.8

13.4

Top Speed (mph)

185

193

180

In comparison, the Porsche 911 GT3 is the fastest of the lot, with a 38 L Flat-6 under its hood putting out 435 hp and 317 lb-ft, pulling the Aston to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and crossing the quarter-mile mark in 11.8 seconds. The Audi and the Aston come in at second place taking 4.5 seconds to reach 60mph. The Audi takes 12.5 seconds to cross the quarter-mile followed by the Aston Martin that takes 13.4 seconds.

2011 Audi R8 Fuel Economy

8.9/10

We know that fuel efficiency is not the turf of a pure performance car track beast like the R8. The 2011 Audi R8 Coupe delivers a fuel-efficiency of 11 mpg in the city, 20 on the highway, and 14 mpg of combined fuel economy. The R8 Coupe gets a 23.8-gallon fuel capacity, outputting a range of 262 miles in the city, 476 on the highway, and a combined range of 333 miles. The efficiency figures are on par with other performance-oriented vehicles in the segment.

Model

Audi R8 4.2 Coupe 

Porsche 911 Coupe GT3

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

MPG (City) (mpg)

11

14

13

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

20

21

19

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

14

16

15

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

23.8

17.7

21.1

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

262/476/333

248/372/283

274/401/316

The Porsche delivers the best-combined fuel efficiency of 16 mpg, while the Aston Martin Vantage and the Audi deliver combined efficiency of 16 and 15mpg. The Audi has a fuel capacity of 23.8 gallons, followed by the Aston Martin and Porsche with a 21.1 and 17.7-gallons of fuel capacity. The Audi delivers the best-combined range of 333 miles, followed by the Aston and Porsche providing 316 and 283 miles of range, respectively.

2011 Audi R8 Interior

8.4/10

The R8 Coupe provides very good space and comfort for the two occupants. The R8 features automatic climate control, Fine Nappa leather sport seats, Ten-way power-adjustable, heated seats including four-way lumbar support, Aluminum Optic accelerator, brake and clutch pedals Leather-wrapped, three-spoke, flat-bottom multifunction sports steering wheel, Micrometallic Gray interior inlays Auto-dimming interior mirror with digital compass and Tilt and telescopic manually adjustable steering column.

Model

Audi R8 4.2 Coupe 

Porsche 911 Coupe GT3

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

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

38.1

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

3.5

3.7

10.6

The Audi R8 is very spacious in the front row. When it comes to cargo capacity, the Aston has the most of 10.6 cu-ft, followed by the Porsche with a meager 3.7 cu-ft and the Audi with an even lower 3.5 cu-ft of the cargo area. Major interior features include-

  • Fine Nappa leather sport seats 
  • Ten-way power-adjustable, heated seats including four-way lumbar support 
  • Aluminum Optic accelerator, brake and clutch pedals Leather-wrapped, three-spoke, flat-bottom multifunction sports steering wheel 
  • Micro metallic Gray interior inlays Auto-dimming interior mirror with digital compass 
  • Automatic climate control 
  • Tilt and telescopic manually adjustable steering column

How intuitive is the 2011 Audi R8’s infotainment unit?

The 2011 Audi R8 features Audi Navigation plus with real-time traffic along with Audi parking system plus with rearview camera which includes ultrasonic sensors for both front and rear of the vehicle. It is equipped with Bluetooth, Aux, and USB Connectivity along with satellite radio. As for audio, there is a Bang & Olufsen Sound System – 465 watts, twelve speakers including a center speaker and subwoofer, ten channel amplifier, and vehicle noise compensation inside the R8 Coupe as an option. The audio system sounds phenomenal as expected. Few key features include-

  • Audi Navigation plus with real-time traffic 
  • Audi parking system plus with the rearview camera – includes ultrasonic sensors for both front and rear of the vehicle
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System – 465 watts, twelve speakers including a center speaker and subwoofer, ten channel amplifier, and vehicle noise compensation
  • Aux Input
  • Satellite Radio
  • USB Connectivity
  • Bluetooth Connectivity

2011 Audi R8 Exterior

8.4/10

The R8 Coupe doesn’t look super aggressive with plain styling, sharp lines, and planted stance. The R8 further features a Full LED Headlight System, Quad-chrome Exhaust Pipes, Retractable Rear Spoiler, 19" Five-arm, Double-spoke Wheels, Summer Performance Tires, and Body-Color, Heated, Power-folding Mirrors With Auto-dimming Capabilities. The R8 Coupe weighs 3,605 lbs, which is on the higher side of the spectrum.

Model

Audi R8 4.2 Coupe 

Porsche 911 Coupe GT3

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Curb Weight (lbs)

3605

3075

3595

Length (in.)

174.6

175.8

172.5

Width (in.)

76.0

71.2

73.5

Height (in.)

49.3

50.4

49.5

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.3

4.2

4.7

Wheelbase (in.)

104.3

92.7

102.5

The Porsche is the largest among the competition in all dimensions. The GT3 weighs 3,075 lbs, followed by the Aston Martin that weighs 3,595 lbs, while the Audi is the heaviest weighing 3,605 lbs. The Aston has a ground clearance of 4.7 inches, while the Audi has a bit lower 4.3 inches of clearance while the Porsche has a ground clearance of 4.2 inches. Few key features include-

  • Full LED Headlight System
  • Quad-chrome Exhaust Pipes 
  • Retractable Rear Spoiler 
  • 19" Five-arm, Double-spoke Wheels
  • Summer Performance Tires
  • Body Color, Heated, Power-folding Mirrors With Auto-dimming Capabilities

2011 Audi R8 Safety

9.8/10

The new Audi R8 comes equipped with many standard safety features, including 4-wheel ABS, Rigid body shell with reinforced occupant cell, side intrusion beams, and energy-absorbing crumple zones at the front and rear, Driver and passenger knee airbags, Driver and passenger seat-mounted head and thorax airbags, and Driver and passenger advanced dual-stage airbags. Few key safety features include-

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Rigid body shell with reinforced occupant cell, side intrusion beams, and energy-absorbing crumple zones at the front and rear 
  • Driver and passenger knee airbags
  • Driver and passenger seat-mounted head and thorax airbags
  • Driver and passenger advanced dual-stage airbags

2011 Audi R8 Final Verdict

The 2011 Audi R8 is a superb performance machine delivering cutting-edge power outputs along with amazing driving dynamics and great handling at the same time being comparatively easy to drive. The R8 is a less expensive option compared to its rivals. The naturally aspirated V8 and V10 engines in the R8 is plenty powerful and sounds awesome.

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Audi R8 needs regular fixes

Unsatisfied experience from both Audi and the dealer

by Martha Harris

8

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what a machine.

This is must have racing car

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9

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Lord of the rings

Sports Audi is worthy of having

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7

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The best exotic car

R8 is a super monster. Definately getting a new one after this

by Ruby T. Gonzales

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The sporty performance car

loved it completely

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