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Audi R8 vs Nissan GTR: The Battle of the Supercars


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In the style stakes, the Audi R8 is a classic supercar with a hefty price tag, but when it comes down to performance it does what it says to the tin, and drives beautifully at top speeds on the race track. If you’re looking to buy new, the coupe model starts at £91,575 with the open-top Spyder model tipping the scales at well over £100,000.

Certainly worth a visit to a car shop for price comparisons of used car models, reviews, security and insurance advice for such a prestigious investment, in some cases a high performance supercar can cost as much as a small property. With a seven speed dual transmission clutch, the R8 has smoother handling and great traction on the road coupled with a stylish interior.

A two-seater model with the finest Nappa leather interior, no expense has been spared on the upholstery and in car features like built in satellite navigation, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.

For the budget conscious supercar shopper the Nissan GT-R is the obvious choice. Although the GT-R still does not come with a mini price tag this model comes in considerably cheaper than the Audi R8 with prices starting at £74,480. With this in mind, are we getting an inferior product?

Apart from the price the GT-R has an enviable acceleration speed of 0-62mph in less than three seconds and a top speed of 195 mph. With 20 inch alloy wheels and a powerful 3.8 litre engine, the GT-R is as agile as its lighter counterparts with this model weighing in at 1.7 tonnes. With fine quality leather upholstery, climate control and a multi-function meter providing readouts of your driving style.

Perhaps the biggest bonus of buying a Nissan GT-R is buying a high performance sports car designed with a family in mind. With four comfortable passenger seats and a boot capable of hosting holiday luggage or the weekly shop, this super car is strong competition for the Audi R8.

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About Greg Windler

A true fan of American classics, Greg adores everything coming from the golden age of automotive design, from the timeless elegance of the 1940s and '50s to the raw power of '60s and '70s muscle cars. He dreams of a world where those cars continue to grace the streets—even if it means embracing EV technology to preserve their iconic charm. After earning his degree from the University of Portsmouth, he left his job at GameStop to pursue his passion to become an automotive journalist. Learn more about Fancy Tuning's Editorial Process.

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