Congratulations, tye bo! I have a 2017 in the same color (also a manual) - the color looks great in all conditions and lighting.
Would be curious to hear your thoughts about the R8 because it is a car I have toyed with over the years but never have driven much less owned.
Thanks Champale! I didn't realize until I saw in in the sun its a very dark grey since there is sooo much metallic in the paint. R8 comments below.
I'm another former R8 owner, had a 2009 V8 and 2012 V10. Both were sticks and both VF Supercharged. What R8 did you have? Pretty tough comparing a Lotus to a R8. I would be on my 3rd R8 as they really are one of the best cars I have ever driven but decided to give it's big brother a chance, Huracan, and of course that has also been modded with a supercharger. But I'm looking forward to adding in the 400 since I miss driving a stick
Redsled, I had a 2017 V10 with the DCT, so the first thing that I missed, but didn't realize when I bough it, was the engagement of the transmission. Yes, I could use the flappy paddles and yes, it shifts faster than I can think about shifting, but it wasn't as fun or fulfilling. Next was the ergonomics, here again my 10 minute test drive wasn't enough for me to know that being in that car for an hour or more would cause me severe leg pain. I tried every combination of seating positions that I could come up with, and it was never comfortable. Then the steering feel, I missed how chatty the Evora's steering is, I know everything that is going on and the Audi felt numb. On top of all of that is the cost of everything, since everything has a supercar tax, it just isn't fun knowing that it's going to cost a fortune. Also, the fact that I had to take it back to the dealer eight times in the five months I owned it, half of the time in my possession, it was at the dealer. All of that being said that sound is unforgettable, the acceleration amazing, but I only got to enjoy those 3.4 seconds at a time, which the novelty wore off quickly.
TL;DR: I thought the car was right for me, but I was wrong.