Poll: BMW i8 or Audi R8?

Poll: BMW i8 or Audi R8?

Eight is said to be a lucky number in some cultures. Here we have the Audi R8 and the BMW i8, two futuristic-looking, sexy sports cars that both hail from Germany.

But the cars take two very different approaches to performance. The R8 is powered by a beautiful sounding 4.2L V8 with 430 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the BMW i8 is a gas-electric hybrid, with a combined total system output of 357 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

The i8 is the new kid on the block, but even though the R8 has been around for nearly eight years, it is still hailed as one of the sexiest cars for sale right now. Both cars are over $100,000, both have head-turning looks and both have serious performance credentials.

Which sexy sports car would you rather have? Have your say in the poll below.

BUT FIRST: Compare the specs for these two cars side by side

The results of our last few polls were quite interesting as well. We asked if you’d rather have a Porsche 918 or a McLaren P1, and the 918 won. In the poll before that, we put a BMW M5 against a Cadillac CTS-V, and the Caddy took the win.

  • smartacus

    can i punt and say Spyker C8?

  • dc

    The Audi is parts bin, if VW didn’t own Lambo it wouldn’t exist. BMW did it forty years earlier, and better, with the M1. The Audi is the past, the i8 is the future.

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  • Auto Motive

    Electric vs gas????? Give me a break….you are a idiot.

  • Finkployd

    BMW in a heartbeat ! it looks revolutionary, IS revolutionary, cost way less in insurance, gas and to maintain, offers great performance and can be used as an everyday car no problemo; I mean it is an obvious choice

  • hfksd

    the m1 was also partly a lambo design. the m1 wasn t a sucess the r8 is. i driven the i8, it is not the future.