QUOTE (Plastique999 @ Apr 6 2017, 12:11 AM)
Funny I took my 16M on track once, head to head with my Exige S260...much preferred the Lotus. The 16M had massive understeer, although i didn't set up the suspension. TBH, I don't feel that street production Ferrari's are great on track out of the box.
I'm hoping the Performante is.
It's still another street car that ultimately has to protect owners from themselves.
Even the super hardcore Ferrari F50 had understeer.
If production Ferraris out of the box stock leave something to be desired, then let's be realistic, Lambos on the track will usually be worse.
Not hate, just reality. AWD.
I think those 911 GT3 type cars and the Carrera GT are the real deal for track purists. Carrera GT widowmaker, a true unicorn of street cars needing nothing for the track (or so I'm told).
Now the Lotus Exige is a purpose built track car even over the Elise....very light and naturally track focused. That's what it's all about, and it makes a ton of compromises to do so which is why not many people own them. I'd expect it to be better than a run of the mill Ferrari.
I wouldn't expect most exotics to outdo an Elise or a Caterham 7 on the track when they weigh so much more and actually have compromises for ride quality and the like.