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clutch pedal/footrest

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After selling my TVR an R8 is a possible replacement if 2009 treats me well. It would have to be a manual and not silver/grey/black (why do BMW and Audi offer such boring colours?).

Anyway, two questions:

- Does anyone have problems with the proximity of the footrest to the clutch pedal? I found I was touching the footrest each time I pressed the clutch down. Easy to adjust to, or a PITA that would have me reaching for a hacksaw?

- Luggage space. I've been spoiled with a TVR Chimaera followed by a T350 - both pretty good for luggage. We enjoy trips down to Italy/the Alps and this would be done many times if I bought an R8. How much can you cram into the front boot and on that tiny shelf? The other half made an interesting observation - I couldn't pick her up from the airport in an R8 ... One reason for looking at an R8 and not a Gallardo is the slightly better practicality (oh, and reliability/repair costs ... I suspect the Lambo would be worse than TVRs).

- What can be done to extract a little more go-go from the engine? Does an exhaust change really make a difference (vs manufacturers claims). I don't fancy paying for a V10 but know I'll be wanting a bit more 'scarey power' now and then (coming from a TVR they do scarey power well - not always non-scarey power though...).

- Has anyone had a full respray in a Lambo or other bright colour yet?

Thanks.

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Hi Squire,

It looks terrible for luggage, but you can actually get a fair bit in, especially with the tailored luggage. I've never noticed a problem with the pedal and I've got huge feet, and a manual. Their are a couple of lairy ones about. I've seen a gree and bright orange. Mines white (and for sale).

Hope that helps

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