Aston Martin V12 Vantage vs Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI vs Corvette ZR1 - specifications

 Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI QuattroAston Martin V12 VantageCorvette ZR1
On-the-road price/total as tested£99,580/£106,065£135,000/£138,789£106,605/£106,605
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£50,487/50.7%N/AN/A
Limited numbers/waiting timeNo/10 monthsNo/six monthsNo/three months
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£6,971/£13,941£9,450/£18,900£7,462/£14,925
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,529/£4,215N/A£2,662/£4,437
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost50/N/A/M/£405N/A/N/A/M/£40550/N/A/M/£405
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£800/£1,200/£800£800/£1,200/£900*£153/£360/£145
EngineV10/5,204ccV12/5,935ccV8 s’chgd/6,200cc
Peak power 518/6,000 bhp/rpm510/6,500 bhp/rpm638/6,500 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 530/6,500 Nm/rpm570/5,750 Nm/rpm819/3,800 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/4wd6-spd man/rwd6-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel90 litres/foam80 litres/foam69 litres/foam
Boot capacity 100 litres300 litres634 litres
Turning circle11.8 metres11.8 metres12.0 metres
Drag coefficient0.36Cd0.35Cd0.36Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/3yrs3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/13510,000 miles/2110,000 miles/7
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.11th (09)/16th (08)N/AN/A
0-60/30-70mph4.2/3.2 secs5.1/3.7 secs4.5/3.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 2.6/3.3 secs2.6/3.4 secs2.6/3.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 4.2/5.3 secs3.9/5.0 secs3.6/4.8 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 197mph/2,900rpm190mph/2,400rpm205mph/1,900rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 43.6/32.7/9.4m44.3/32.8/8.9m42.0/30.7/8.1m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph67/49/59/65dB66/49/62/67dB65/56/60/70dB
Auto Express economy/range22.0mpg/436 miles N/A/N/A20.9mpg/317 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 12.5/27.7/19.2mpg11.7/24.2/16.3mpg13.1/25.4/18.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket297/351g/km/35%N/A/388g/km/35%312/355g/km/35%
Adaptive dampers/electric seatsYes/yes No/yesYes/yes
Airbags/rear parking sensorsSix/yes (Camera £1,225)Four/yes (Front £288)Four/no
Cruise control/heated seats£210/yesYes/noYes/yes
Sat-nav/xenon headlightsYes/LEDYes/yesYes/yes
Stability control/ceramic brakesYes/£6,995Yes/yesYes/yes

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