Sounds like you're shifting at too low RPM! Shift her
at 6500-7000...she will like it and ask for more.
"Thank you sir...may I have another!" :-)
--- David Lindenauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks for the hellos. After my first weekend of
> driving, some
> The power curve surprised me a little. Once I felt
> the strong pull
> starting at about 3500 I realized that the best
> performance would be to
> wind it out. Shifting at 5500-6000 worked well, and
> left me enough room so
> that I didn't feel like I'd redline if I wasn't
> quick enough with the shift.
> The steering is really precise, especially with the
> suspension dialed up.
> The first time I tried to flick it into the next
> lane I wasn't expecting it
> to be so tight and almost flicked it back
> anticipating that I'd have to
> correct a little bit of slop like in a regular car.
> Later, there was a car
> I wanted to get around in the middle lane but not
> much space in either
> other lane. At 65 mph I quickly downshifted to 4th,
> slammed the throttle
> and just jinked left and right and all of a sudden
> was in front of the guy.
> I probably scared the crap out of a bunch of people
> but it felt great.
> I was also impressed that it was able to take a
> curved highway onramp with
> strong acceleration and the rear end didn't slip at
> all; the lateral g's
> were fun. The only time the rear end started to
> break away was with strong
> acceleration and a turn from a dead stop.
> So far, I haven't had the right combination of balls
> and space to get it
> really fast; it's only been up to 113.
> All that, and if you want to relax and drive mellow
> (yeah, right) it's
> perfectly happy and manageable and a comfortable
> modern car.
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