Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Compared with supercars such as the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 570S, the Audi R8 looks good value, especially the RWD. However, it still costs considerably more than many other rivals, including some versions of the Porsche 911.
With its maniacal V10 engine, it's obviously not going to be cheap to run, with insurance, servicing costs, fuel consumption and road tax all coming in at 'extremely pricey'. The R8 depreciates slowly, though, which will help if you’re planning to sell it on in a few years, and that's also good news if you’re planning to buy your R8 on finance – its hefty residual values keep the monthly instalments competitive.