Stasis exhaust will fix that. Only other car I looked at was the 911 turbo. Was not comfortable to drive with it's tiny seats. Plus you see 911's everywhere, Have yet to see another R8 on the road or any shows I go toCorrection - the Vantage does have the best exhaust note
Because the R8 is car porn. My wife saw it once on the road and told me I had to buy one.Hey there!
I am a new member and will be a future R8 owner. I am just curious, why did you guys choose the R8 over its competitors like the 911 or the V8 Vantage. I love the R8 but I am just wondering, what did the R8 have that the others lacked?
you are so right!Exterior design : The vantage is beautiful, the R8 is striking. The turbo is aggressive, the R8 is stunning. You might walk pass a turbo with a quick glance.YOu are most likely to take a second look at the Vantage as you walk by it. You will come to a complete stop when you see an R8.
I was on the AMOC.org for a few yrs, I did not go with the vantage because of the in consistency in build quality that were being posted. I went to see the car(first gen.) a couple of times over the years, I did see some issues that I rather not have to deal with after paying that price for a car. How was your vantage build quality?Just completed about 150 miles in my new R8 after coming out of the 09 Vantage. The two cars should not really be competing against one another they are night and day, sports car vs GT. The Vantage has great low end torque and and sounds awesome, like a muscle car in a Tux. The R8 is more of a racer. Great 6 speed and handles on a rail. The suspension is even better than I expected in sport mode, its better than the AMV8 by far.
If you want the DRIVE, you choose the R8. If you want to cruise, its the AMV8.
I had an 08 and then the 09. Both models had a couple minor issues like slight lifted leather on the dash in extreme heat, and very soft paint that made for more than usual pitting on the nose. Other than that the build quality was excellent. Gaps, material, all mechanicals were great. If it wasn't for the need to change to a more low slung racer for awhile I would had been hard pressed to give it up. Its the best GT out there IMHOI was on the AMOC.org for a few yrs, I did not go with the vantage because of the in consistency in build quality that were being posted. I went to see the car(first gen.) a couple of times over the years, I did see some issues that I rather not have to deal with after paying that price for a car. How was your vantage build quality?