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  1. treynor

    treynor Confirmed Power Junkie Established Member

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    Yes, not a problem, I've been driving aero cars for years now.

    One of the big "secrets" of driving track cars, particularly aero cars, is that it's not really a question of nerve because you're not driving the car based on how fast you think you can go. Rather, you're driving based on the feedback you're getting from the tires and the chassis. I call it driving by feel, rather than driving by vision.

    You can feel the front tires sliding across the tarmac through the steering wheel; you can feel the rear tires through the seat; you can feel the overall balance of the car (how much the front is sliding vs how much the rear is sliding) by the difference between where the car is pointing and the steering you've input. In an aero car it just feels like you have more grip in the high-speed corners, almost like you're on fresh tires or high-grip surface, and you drive to the grip available.

    There's more to it, of course, but that's the basics. Aero cars make high speed turns feel like they have more grip, and you use it.
     
  2. treynor

    treynor Confirmed Power Junkie Established Member

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    You bet I will. That car's going to be something else.
    Here's one of the Mustang GT4 to keep you entertained in the meantime:

     
  3. GT Premi

    GT Premi Well known member Established Member

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    I know exactly what you mean with regards to "feeling" what the car is doing and listening to what it's telling you. Thanks to irresponsible experiences back in my younger days, I'm acutely aware of what a car is doing when I'm driving now. LOL Spirited driving with a passenger:

    Me: Did you feel that?
    Passenger: Feel what?
    Me: Nevermind.
     
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  4. 331 LX

    331 LX Well-Known Member Established Member

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    NVM
     
  5. IA Shelby

    IA Shelby Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Treynor - Thought you might be interested in a car that came up for sale that was listed on Rennlist.

    Ultra rare 2005 Yellow Carrera GT. Listed at $949,000.
     
  6. treynor

    treynor Confirmed Power Junkie Established Member

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    Thanks - I really like the CGT in red or silver, and somehow in yellow it didn't grab me.

    Back to the reasons to hate: here's a 1:48 lap of Buttonwillow in my Mustang from yesterday.

     
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  7. josephcostello

    josephcostello Active Member Established Member

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    Hey Treynor, funny I went to HS in Los Altos (graduated from los altos high) a few years ago and never saw any of your cars in town. Now I'm at San Jose State finishing up my degree, would be cool to see some of these cars driving down main street.
     
  8. treynor

    treynor Confirmed Power Junkie Established Member

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    Funny, we're regulars down town. Sorry to have missed you!
     
  9. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Thanks for the "ride". That was a nice video. That Mustang sings so well. ;)
     
  10. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Zircon Encrusted Tweezers Established Member

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    THAT TRANNY! :cool: :D

    U.M.
     

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