Hello all you lovely R8 owners. I'm guessing this has been seen many times before, GTR owners making the change to an R8, and same could be said over at the GTROC forums where R8 owners have converted to the GTR.
Anyway, I have now made the decision to trade in my GTR for an R8. I live in a small town in UK where my nearest motorway/freeway is over 2 hour drive away, so the power of the GTR is wasted under my ownership. So power/speed is not a big issue for me, and upon this thought I have decided to go for a V8 manual, hopefully in White if the right one pops up.
Reasons for changing, I'm just not feeling that special feeling driving the GTR, sure it turns heads, kids take photos of it and everyone asks questions at the petrol pumps, which I truly enjoy, I love chatting and always happy to show kids/men/woman whoever my car and answer questions about it, with the R8 being more exotic looking I'm guessing there will be an increase in public attention, so this to me is a good thing and something I look forward to. But I want driving my car to be a special occasion even if it is my daily driver, I want to be low to the ground, engine roaring right behind my ears, this you just do not get in the GTR
I have some questions about exhausts, but I will make a seperate thread in the appropriate section about that. This was just to say hi, and hoping the R8 drives, sounds and feels as good as it looks.