Welcome to the second instalment of our supercar head to head series. The cars getting scrutinised are the 2008 world performance car of the year and Audi’s first venture into supercars the Audi R8.
Going up against the might of the Germans is the very British Aston Martin DB9. Both cars are popular in their own right. Fans of the Ian Fleming character James Bond love the DB9 for it sleek and smooth curves where fans of the Lamborghini Gallardo will love the R8 as it shares similarities due to Audi owning Lamborghini.
First lets look at the 0-60 for both cars. The Audi R8 has a V8 engine is four wheel drive has 414 Bhp a kerb weight of 1560kg and takes 4.3 seconds from 0-6- compared with the Aston Martin which has a V12 engine, 450bhp, two wheel drive and a kerb weight of 1800kg and takes 5 seconds to get from 0-60. This sluggishness could be a reflection of the extra weight carried by the DB9. The DB9 also takes 300th of a seconds longer than the R8 to reach 0-100 in 10.7 seconds compared to the R8 which only takes 10.4 seconds. The final spec is the top speed, and this is very close indeed. The DB9 comes in at a very respective 186 mph where the R8 comes in at 187 mph. Not much in it but yet again the R8 just pips the DB9 in the final comparison.
So our second head to head has been very close and taking all things into consideration we have to declare the Audi R8 the winner. If your not happy with our decision why not purchase the Supercar Double and decide which one is you think is best.