The 2012 R8 is a 2-door, 2-passenger luxury sports car, or convertible sports car, available in 8 trims, ranging from the 4.2 Coupe quattro to the 5.2 Spyder quattro Auto R tronic.



Upon introduction, the 4.2 Coupe quattro is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, V8, 430-horsepower engine that achieves 11-mpg in the city and 20-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The 5.2 Spyder quattro Auto R tronic is equipped with a standard 5.2-liter, V10, 525-horsepower engine that achieves 13-mpg in the city and 19-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. See more... See Less

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Reviews and Ratings
Overall
Pros Cons
Mid engine design Navigation system, hard to use
Handling & power Interior lights are weak, sun visors are tiny
Fit & finish / sound of doors closing Illumination on navigation screen when back up camera image is displayed.
Speed & handling - awesome! Not enough power for cost; my gtr, 2010 is faster at $85,000
Engine & transmission - response & speed. No storage - and lots of wind with top down
Styling - very good looking car Rear tail gets stuck in up position occasionally
Performance is better than my porsche 4s cab. Sluggish shifting in auto mode
Power - engine sound Complicated controls for driving computer
Handling, steering, style Exhaust sound - at idle & low, can be louder
Exterior design Cup holders
Mid engine design Navigation system, hard to use
Handling & power Interior lights are weak, sun visors are tiny
Fit & finish / sound of doors closing Illumination on navigation screen when back up camera image is displayed.
Speed & handling - awesome! Not enough power for cost; my gtr, 2010 is faster at $85,000
Engine & transmission - response & speed. No storage - and lots of wind with top down
Styling - very good looking car Rear tail gets stuck in up position occasionally
Performance is better than my porsche 4s cab. Sluggish shifting in auto mode
Power - engine sound Complicated controls for driving computer
Handling, steering, style Exhaust sound - at idle & low, can be louder
Exterior design Cup holders