|02-13-2001, 10:48 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bedford, DFWVehicle:
2001 Mustang Bullitt
Took the RS for a few laps at Texas Motor!
Well, maybe more than a few laps... more like an hour! No one threw the checkered flag at me so I just drove.
This is the first time I had the RS on track, on stock tires, stock everything. Judging from the street performance, the only issue I could predict was tirewear.
The track is a 1.8 mile loop with a few chicanes. Heavy braking on both ends, heavy right hand turns.
The car did well- the engine has enough torque to let me short shift the awkward shoots. The suspension is a little soft, but better than the A4 standard suspension. The tranny and shifter are awesome. Never a missed shift, always positive. The tires... they only really made noise in the long corners and under some screwed up braking. I expected the tires to be corded, but they had the smallest feathering on the outer edge. The brakes-- After an hour of 85 to 40 mph every 30 seconds, they took a beating. The pads got cooked. Doh!
Compared to the Vipers, etc, I was toast. The only car I could could draw comparisons to was the M3, who ran 50 second laps like I did.
The next test will be Feb 24/25 at Texas World at a 2 day driving event.
I have video from TMS, and it'll be posted on my site when its digital.
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