Originally Posted by grippgoat
I'd love to see accellerometer / speed data from the best laps of some of the top cars. For example, is FX faster because the NSX is a great chassis / handling? Or do they have more power? Or is it less frontal area / drag for higher top speed? Better braking from the mid-engine layout? Or is it just a little bit of all the factors?
It's not so much top speed in this case. Sure, it's fast, but in a straight line there are others just as fast or faster.
What REALLY made the difference was the absolutely BEAUTIFUL manner in which if could take corners. Their cornering speed was well above what anyone else was putting down allowing them to carry more speed around the track as a whole.
What let them do that - who's to say at this point. I got a chance to check it out a little bit, but did not get the opportunity to stick my head under it (I don't think the would have let me).