Hello. First post to this forum; strongly considering getting a late model R8 in the next few months. I test drove a 2016 (2015?) R8 coupe last December but ended up choosing a new MB S550 coupe instead. I only ended up putting 3,500 miles on it in a year and can stand to eat the depreciation on a car I'm not driving, so now I'm exiting the S550 and want to get an R8.
I'd prefer a convertible and I remember fitting just fine in the coupe R8 when I test drove it, but there is no way short of a 6+ hour drive for me to sit in a convertible R8, much less test drive it and see if it fits, because I live in the middle of nowhere - that R8s are sold with regularity anyway.
I didn't fit in a Huracan coupe recently when I test drove that (before I moved -- I miss the big city!). Never got to test an R8 (new or old model) nor a Gallardo or Huracan convertible as they were not in stock even in the big city.
Other than that nuance I plan to get some snow tires and drive it in the winter; I'm sure it's a goat based on what I've read and seen online. I won't be putting big miles on it but I'll be driving it year round.
I had another question as well -- is there a place where I can see the mechanical improvements year to year? Given that I'm considering a used model, I'm struggling to justify why I'd buy a (say for example) 2011 vs a 2014 or something, if it's mechanically the same or 90% the same. The repair cost is likely similar but the depreciation much less. I'm sure there is knowledge buried in posts here and there but not sure if some generous soul has compiled it out on the web or on this board.