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    Angeles Crest:Did I make it? Indicated Range: 8 -Distance to nearest gas station: 22

    I sold my 2010 560-4 Spyder and just got this 2018 R8 V10 Spyder. This is my first outing into the mountains of Angeles Crest.

    I don't know what the precise capacity of the gas tank on my new Spyder is but I filled up in Sunland before I got on Big Tujanga to go up to Angeles Crest and the smiles did not let up until I got this message "Would you like directions to the nearest gas station?" I thought to myself: HELL NO! I'm having way too much fun. Then I saw my range. 8 miles. It turns out I ran through almost an entire tank of gas. At an indicated 8 mpg and about a 20 gallon tank that should be 160 miles of mountain driving.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un0h...n1M4QbuuVdR5gv
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    Re: Will I make it? Indicated Range: 8 - Distance to nearest gas station: 22

    You made it! Must be running on fumes by the time you got to the gas station?
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    Re: Will I make it? Indicated Range: 8 - Distance to nearest gas station: 22

    Wow how is that possible....i know those canyons very well and have a tuned V10 that gets no better than 13-14 mpg no matter how I drive. Sunland to upper big tujunga is really short, feels only worth 30 miles at most one way. A full tank will easily get u to wrightwood and beyond. From the video based on relative speed of other cars and the sound of the rev, it doesnt appear you are going too insanely fast. Either the engine has some issue or the 2018 is THAT inefficient such that it's guzzling up gas faster than my 12 year old italian without direct fuel injection ( i would be really shocked if that's the case). Is that a stock car?
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    Re: Will I make it? Indicated Range: 8 - Distance to nearest gas station: 22

    No idea what the issue was. The indicated gas mileage was pretty bad. I had never seen anything this low, even on a Ferrari 12 cylinder.

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    Re: Will I make it? Indicated Range: 8 - Distance to nearest gas station: 22

    Yikes! Glad you made it!
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    Re: Will I make it? Indicated Range: 8 - Distance to nearest gas station: 22

    I've seen 6 MPG in my GT-R mix of normal and spirited driving on E85. Oh it's possible. I've also burned an average of one gallon per lap on Sebring in the R8 V10 Plus so essentially 3.5 MPG roughly.
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    Re: Will I make it? Indicated Range: 8 - Distance to nearest gas station: 22

    I'm confused. I thought it was required to downshift and floor it when entering any tunnel.
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    Re: Angeles Crest:Did I make it? Indicated Range: 8 -Distance to nearest gas station

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBear View Post
    I sold my 2010 560-4 Spyder and just got this 2018 R8 V10 Spyder. This is my first outing into the mountains of Angeles Crest.

    I don't know what the precise capacity of the gas tank on my new Spyder is but I filled up in Sunland before I got on Big Tujanga to go up to Angeles Crest and the smiles did not let up until I got this message "Would you like directions to the nearest gas station?" I thought to myself: HELL NO! I'm having way too much fun. Then I saw my range. 8 miles. It turns out I ran through almost an entire tank of gas. At an indicated 8 mpg and about a 20 gallon tank that should be 160 miles of mountain driving.

    Here are the videos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un0h...n1M4QbuuVdR5gv

    Sounds like you had a proper drive!

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    Re: Will I make it? Indicated Range: 8 - Distance to nearest gas station: 22

    LOL, the guy in the Tundra thought he was about to get rear ended by an R8!

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