Audi R8 V8

  • 2 Door 2 Passengers
  • Auto or Paddle Shift
  • 1 Luggage
  • Model: 2011 RHD

Edmunds’ Expert Review

The 2011 Audi R8 has Hollywood styling, V8 or V10 power and brilliant handling capabilities. And this year there’s a new convertible version. Do you really need any more reasons to want one?

Vehicle overview

It doesn’t take a lot to imagine yourself owning a 2011 Audi R8. Perhaps you’ve spotted one prowling around somewhere, looking magnificent with its wide body, low height and smooth clamshell hood leading to those hypnotic LED running lights. You might have seen one in “Iron Man” or “Date Night,” or even heard that Audi has now introduced a convertible version for 2011, the Audi R8 Spyder. If you’re lucky, you might have even been treated to a virtuoso performance of the 5.2-liter V10 wailing to its crescendo of 525 horsepower.

What you might not have experienced, though, is the truly effortless way the 2011 Audi R8 can take corners quickly. Aided by an all-wheel-drive system and blessed with a lightweight chassis, the R8 is a supercar that doesn’t require a superman to be driven heroically. While its effortless nature can make it seem a bit less involving than rear-wheel-drive competitors like the 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage or 2011 Porsche 911, there’s something to be said for the reassurance of immense AWD traction.


  • 4.2 litre V8, 430 bhp
  • 0 -100 kph 4.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 300 kph


  • Per Day (1-2 Days): R10 000
  • Per Day (3-7 Days): R9 000
  • Per Day (7+ Days): R7 500
  • Km free/day: 100km
  • Rate/km: R100.00
  • Insurance: R1 000/day
  • Refundable deposit: R50 000
  • *Insurance Responsibility: R50 000 
  • Door to door delivery within 15km of Sandton Gautrain
  • Driver must be 30+ years old