CGLockRacer
CGLockRacer Dork
5/16/14 8:37 a.m.

The_Jed
The_Jed UltraDork
5/16/14 9:00 a.m.
Datsun1500 wrote: Until I parked next to a buddys Shelby

rcutclif
rcutclif Reader
5/16/14 9:12 a.m.

is that a longer wheelbase and less overall length than the audi?

after checking, nope, the mustang is both longer wheelbase and overall. VERY similar weights though.

z31maniac
z31maniac UltimaDork
5/16/14 10:22 a.m.
rcutclif wrote: is that a longer wheelbase and less overall length than the audi? after checking, nope, the mustang is both longer wheelbase and overall. VERY similar weights though.

The R8 weighs 3600lbs?

I wouldn't have thought it was that heavy.

Sine_Qua_Non
Sine_Qua_Non HalfDork
5/16/14 10:34 a.m.
z31maniac wrote:

The R8 weighs 3600lbs?

I wouldn't have thought it was that heavy.

Closer to 3500

nderwater
nderwater PowerDork
5/16/14 10:45 a.m.
Datsun1500 wrote: I never realized how big the 2014 Mustang was... Until I parked next to a buddys Shelby

How long have you had the badass R8? Have you posted driving impressions/ownership thoughts in any threads yet?

T.J.
T.J. PowerDork
5/16/14 12:52 p.m.

That picture made me say, "I never realized that an R-8 is as big as a Mustang!". I've seen plenty of Mustangs and know how big they are, but don't see many R-8s. Car looks good in that color.

rcutclif
rcutclif Reader
5/16/14 1:15 p.m.

it is really interesting how similar the roofline, side window shapes, 3/4 window / gas cap shapes, and trunk line are between these two.

I probably wouldn't have guessed they were so close.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey UberDork
5/16/14 1:16 p.m.

Mustang has 4 seats

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Dork
5/16/14 1:16 p.m.

I have the same complaint about the Camaro and Challenger. All very competent but geeez are they big and porky. Of course looking at some of the previous posts so is almost everything else these days.

AverageH
AverageH Reader
5/16/14 2:38 p.m.

R8 has the engine where the rear seats would be.

MattGent
MattGent Reader
5/16/14 3:19 p.m.

The perspective on that picture skews the impression of height difference.

racerdave600
racerdave600 Dork
5/16/14 3:46 p.m.
Datsun1500 wrote: All of that being said, I still look back at the car when I am walking away from it

I can see why! I love those!

series8217
series8217 Reader
5/16/14 3:50 p.m.

Sounds like fun. With the V8 cars coming down in price I was wondering how they were. I did not expect the fuel economy! At least they put a big enough fuel tank in it to give it an acceptable range.

turtl631
turtl631 New Reader
5/16/14 4:12 p.m.

These things have really retained their value, eh?

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
5/16/14 4:48 p.m.
CGLockRacer wrote:

They don't call it Godzilla for nothin'!!!

dyintorace
dyintorace UberDork
5/16/14 4:51 p.m.

That picture makes the R8 appear to have a lot of front overhang. Is it the perspective of the shot? Seems like a lot of car ahead of the front wheels...more so than on the Mustang.

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