2008 Audi R8
Sunday, March 16, 2008
n Base price: $112,500 for base model with manual transmission and required convenience package; $121,500 with automatic and required convenience package.
* As tested: $132,550.
* Type: Midengine, all-wheel-drive, two-passenger, sports coupe.
n Engine: 4.2-liter, double overhead cam, FSI direct injection V-8.
* Mileage: 13 mpg (city), 19 mpg (highway).
* Top speed: 187 mph.
* Length: 174.5 inches.
* Wheelbase: 104.3 inches.
* Curb weight: 3,616 pounds.
* Built at: Germany.
* Options: Enhanced leather package (includes leather-trimmed seats and dashboard cover) $5,500; Bang & Olufsen audio system $1,800; Black Phantom Pearl paint $650.
n Destination charge: $1,000.
* Gas guzzler tax: $2,100.