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.

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