Sorry meant R8 convertible, my bad! And I'm going with a V for sure, thank you again. The achilles heel of AMG is they're not as reliable as a GM/Cadillac. With my 100 daily drive my E55 became a pain in the backside even though I had the extended warranty. In 3 years it had to be towed 4 times and I was taking it to the dealer for other items (that didn't require a tow) every other month.
I have a 100 mile daily drive to work and back and need a reliable car and it sounds like the V is reliable so that's the deciding factor for me.
Thanks again, I'll be one of you soon!