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Audi R8 review – a scintillating V10 supercar - Audi R8 MPG and running costs

Standard or Performance, coupe or Spyder – the current R8 is a quality, exciting and thoroughly involving supercar

Evo rating
from £128,200
  • Drivetrain, performance, dynamics
  • Not as pretty as the original

With supercar performance comes supercar running costs. Audi claims 21.2-21.6mpg and 21.2-21.4mpg on the combined cycle (for the V10 and V10 Performance respectively), both according to the latest WLTP regulations.

Our experience with an Audi R8 Spyder on the long term Fast Fleet indicates those figures shouldn't be too wide of the mark in mixed driving – we averaged around 22mpg in the pre-facelift car. Recent drives in a non-Performance coupe suggest the very latest R8s will also return low-to-mid 20s in a mix of motorway and B-road driving.

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This is very much subject to usage and driving style though, and on spirited runs you're more likely to see figures in the teens – or lower, should you venture on track.

The standard warranty runs for three years or 60,000 miles. For £2555 Audi will sell you a five-year or 90,000 mile warranty. Audi recommends an oil change every 9000 miles with a more detailed inspection every 19,000 miles. A set of 19-inch Continental Sport Contact 6s will set you back close to £1000, meanwhile.


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