2023 Audi R8 review

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Audi R8 highlights

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Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 19 highway, 15 combined

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All Audi R8 years

What is new for the 2023 Audi R8?

  • The Quattro trim has been discontinued for 2023.
  • Leather & Suede Seats features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Performance trim now comes with 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2023 Audi R8

1. V10 power

The amazing 5.2L V10 engine in the 2023 Audi R8 supercar is on full display for all to see under the rear glass. Paired with a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission the rear-wheel-drive R8 delivers 562 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. If you want even more power, the all-wheel-drive variant gets an impressive bump to 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque.

2. Coupe and convertible

Open-air motoring can transform a great driving experience into an absolutely epic one. Audi has you covered, both the rear-wheel-drive and the all-wheel-drive versions of the 2023 R8 are available in both coupe and convertible layouts. The electro-hydraulic folding top mechanism can get the sunshine in your face in just 20 seconds and at speeds up to 31 mph. So, on that next long weekend trip to the beach, you just might remember the drive even more fondly than the destination.

3. Standard luxury

Sure, the 2023 R8 is an exotic sports car, but it's built for comfort as well. You'll find standard leather upholstery with heated seats and dual-zone climate control to keep you warm on a late-night drive with the top down. The Premium package adds faux suede interior treatments as well as extended leather upholstery through the cabin. The 2023 R8 is just as at home at the opera as it is at the race track.

4. Even more speed

The quattro AWD version of the 2023 R8 doesn't just give you more power. You'll also get a standard sports exhaust system, upgraded brakes, and a fixed rear spoiler. Look for the interior upgrades as well, which include carbon-fiber accents, upgraded leather, and multi-adjustment sports seats. If you want more, look out for an R8 with the Dynamic package, available on all 2023 models. It adds carbon-ceramic brakes, plus interior leather upgrades as well.

5. Stylish options

While the 2023 R8 has a quiet side and comes in a variety of grays, whites, and silvers, you can find just the right one to match your extroverted personality. Featuring outlandish colors like Vegas Yellow and Tango Red Metallic, you can stand out in the crowd even more than normal with the R8. You might even come across an R8 with the optional red brake calipers. There are tons of other available exterior options including a carbon fiber spoiler and rear diffuser, blacked-out badging, and more.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Audi R8 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Audi R8 64th out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Audi R8 is $838, compared to an average of $617 for Luxury Midsize Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Audi R8 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.7 times per year, compared to an average of 1.4 times for Luxury Midsize Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 30% for the Audi R8, compared to an average of 13% for Luxury Midsize Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Audi R8 features and specs

Performance 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Leather & Suede Seats

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Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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F 38.5"

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