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had mine up at about 28 i think running about 80 mph... insane really...
dropped to just over 10 on the twisty stuff...
 

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Seem to remember some reports elsewhere about the remaining range indication being unreliable.
Given 72 litre tank = approx 15.8 gallons, 24 mpg would mean a nominal range of 380 miles. Engaging fun mode and dropping that to 15mpg would mean a 150 mile range.
Does that seem about right? Anyone getting lower than 15mpg away from the track?
 

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Seem to remember some reports elsewhere about the remaining range indication being unreliable.
Given 72 litre tank = approx 15.8 gallons, 24 mpg would mean a nominal range of 380 miles. Engaging fun mode and dropping that to 15mpg would mean a 150 mile range.
Does that seem about right? Anyone getting lower than 15mpg away from the track?
My average is about 16mpg including commute but no motorway and lots of hard addictive acceleration in 1st 3 gears whenever possible! Have had it as low as 11mpg average on a fast drive across Hartside Pass and probably single figures if the average was just taken on the way up!! 4th gear flat out acceleration to the red line on open sighted B Roads is so good - passenger almost went green!!
 

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My average is about 16mpg including commute but no motorway and lots of hard addictive acceleration in 1st 3 gears whenever possible! Have had it as low as 11mpg average on a fast drive across Hartside Pass and probably single figures if the average was just taken on the way up!! 4th gear flat out acceleration to the red line on open sighted B Roads is so good - passenger almost went green!!
Seems about spot on!! my average over 6500miles is 16.5,with as much as 31.5 on a very long run,and down to 7 around the yorkshire B roads
 

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Same mileage anticipated from the 617hp update!
And all this without the eventual direct injection. Other than increased particulates and weight, what's the disadvantage?
 

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On my way back from mountain drives, I often fill up before returning the car. Once, I reset the trip computer and it showed 30.1mpg for the trip home. Well, I called "BS!" and went to fill up. After doing the math, the car had gotten 29.8mpg. I've since repeated this several times. It's truly a marvel.
 

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On my way back from mountain drives, I often fill up before returning the car. Once, I reset the trip computer and it showed 30.1mpg for the trip home. Well, I called "BS!" and went to fill up. After doing the math, the car had gotten 29.8mpg. I've since repeated this several times. It's truly a marvel.
Joe, how are you driving roads like Kanan and PCH while still getting that mileage. I think I'll be averaging single digits there!
 

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Well, no - during the mountain driving, where the car is getting being employed pretty well getting thrashed, we get about 12mpg (which - all things considered - is pretty amazing).

It's on my drive home, when there's enough traffic I really can't play with the car, but light enough that I'm going about 70mph... And it's not Kanan / PCH; it's US23 (Decker Canyon; http://goo.gl/maps/HC8S) and Latigo Canyon (http://goo.gl/maps/Cd0S). They are AWESOME roads!

I'd say what I've accomplished in the driver's seat (and witnessed from the passenger seat) on those two roads, but it would be very unwise for me to say so in writing! Suffice it to say that I've been a passenger when a pro driver did the 10.5 miles of decker canyon in about 10 minutes. It is TORTUROUSLY tight. Latigo is also very tight, but it's also a pretty crappy road surface, and really makes the 12C's suspension shine...
 

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during the Big Bend Open Road Race earlier this year we averaged 26mpg on the 1,0000 mile roundv trip to and from the course, averaging about 85-ish mph along I-10. During the race practices and actual race (around 700 miles in total) we got 21mpg running in the 110mph class - meaning 110mph average with 126mph maximum. Having said that, when I took it to a track day I got about 7mpg. I'm running Texas World Speedway this coming weekend for another track event and will report back on milage attained
 
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