Like many of you, I have read and re-read the article in the current European Car about the Haldex upgrade. I have read and re-read all the postings from Rich at EIP and from Ian (Daemon42), but still I wonder...
It seems to me that having the rear wheels get torque faster would also be a tremendous advantage in the snow and slippery conditions, not just the autocross track where it was tested, no? (personally I got the R for foul weather traction more than its track abilities)
I have a basic understanding of how the Haldex works, but I don't get how with the upgraded software it works faster; does it just "think" its slipping when the same amount of torque wouldn't have upset the original software?
I think this is a great marketing idea too - the reviews here on the 'tex and in European Car both say "its for advanced drivers only" and "only expereinced and skilled drivers will notice the difference" and other similar disqualifiers - well what R owner do you know wouldn't say they are an "advanced" driver? I know I think I'm pretty good, and I'm sure you do to, right?
So the question here is: "C'mon, really?"
Is it any harder to drive than a rear-wheel drive car? Or is it just different enough from a front-wheel driver to cause confusion?
Also: if the R + Haldex upgrade = a more neutral handling ride, has anyone added a rear sway to the equation yet?
Looking forward to more reading!