Hey everybody! This is my first post here and I have a question about driving lines. My previous car was a 2002 bugeye WRX wagon, and all the other cars I've driven hard on a regular basis have been RWD. Just yesterday I got into a MKV GTI (details in sig), and I drive hard. I like to autoX and hopefully I'll get some track time in soon. With AWD and RWD I know how to correct mistakes with throttle braking and steering, but I'm new to the FWD thing. I had the car out last night driving in some back roads and was expecting torque steer so I managed to keep things on the road. With that being said, can anyone chime in on the driving philosophy with high power FWD cars.
For instance, on these types of cars, is it best to brake hard, early apex, and try and get on the throttle as the car starts to straighten out? Or brake late and late apex, crank the wheel and get back on the throttle when the car straightens. The one thing that doesn't work is getting on the gas right after the apex; the car pulls to the outside and I lose my line.
When the throttle is out of the equation, this car handles and sticks to the road like GLUE. In my WRX I could mash the gas coming out of the apex and it had so much grip it didn't matter. RWD cars you can at least still control the front of the car under power. I know this is why people are against FWD in sporty cars but is there something I can learn to do differently? Thanks guys!!