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Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro: Comparison against Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin Vantage V12 and Corvette ZR1

Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro, Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin Vantage V12, Corvette ZR1
Very interesting comparison test here of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro against the Porsche 911 GT3, the Aston Martin Vantage V12 and the Corvette ZR1. Which is the best hardcore coupe on the road?

Audi’s R8 has been an all-conquering hero 
in plain V8 form, so with the addition of two more cylinders and another 104bhp (bringing the total to 518) it ought to turn every road it travels over to gold. The chassis has also received some minor adjustments, mainly to cope with the V10 but also to add a frisson of additional grit. We’ve eschewed the R-tronic paddles in favour of the wonderful open-gated manual and if the weather turns ’orrible then expect the quattro drivetrain to simply walk away from the others.

Finally, we come to the bargain basement end of the line-up with the £82K Porsche 911 GT3. We know it’s a fantastic car and no test of road racers would be complete without the RSR’s road-going cousin. But with only six cylinders, over 80bhp less than the next least powerful car here and barely half the torque of the ZR1, it’s quite possible that it will be left floundering in a few wakes. Obviously, it will fight back with the lowest kerb weight (1395kg) and Porsche tends to do a good job of little things like steering feel, but for once I don’t think the 911 is going to have it all its own way…

Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro, Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin Vantage V12, Corvette ZR1

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Source: Evo