Officially gave up my hunt for the elusive R. my wife won the fight. convincingly I might add. we both miss the convertible FType V8s. I was pleasantly surprised that she said go for it. so I think I might have found an allocation for a C8 convertible. If all goes well I might be putting the order in on Monday. I get the performance I sorely miss and she gets the convertible she misses. It won't be the z06 but id kill myself in that, which is probably good thing.
unfortunately it may take a year to get. I can wait.