Hahaha, not a problem, Howie - all relevant and good discussion.Also. some of us have some extra pounds around the waist so removing the battery weight at $1k is a cheaper option than a liposuction at $3.5k! ?
Sorry we hijacked your battery jumper thread Ez. ??
If I recall correctly, I don't believe the R8 is 50/50 balanced - I believe it's somewhere around 42/58. But your point is well taken about disturbing the engineered weight balance. That said, I'd hope it's a relatively small adjustment - about 1% of weight on the V10. Or, as noted above, might just be a good reason to balance things out with a lighter exhaust.Saving weight by a lighter battery is not necessarily a good thing. The weight of the R8 is balanced 50%-50% front to rear which is ideal. I still remember the VW Beetle of one of my buddies from the past which had a rear engine and was very unbalanced. Adding weight by putting a bag of sand in the front trunk made handling much better...