I wonder what "level" that Miata was; it seemed like it had a lot of roll and pitch to it. The Toyobaru looks like it's fun to wring it's neck; all good things.
"I'm trying to live vicariously through jrod here and my vicarious
life would be better if he had a twin turbo. Or a ****ing pirate
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I don't practice llanteria
I bet the stock Miata has a lot more to gain with some hard springs/dampers and sticky tires than the BRZ or 86 would. When they designed the third generation Miata, one of the design goals was that it was to have no more grip than the previous generation.. not a formula that is conducive to low laptimes, and also not what the car is about.
I love my Miata, but they are soft from the factory
Do these drivers get to practice with these cars before the "race"?
And dang... the video makes me want an NC even more considering you can get them used with low miles for half the price of the new FRS/BRZ.
The thing i find very stupid about this whole race is... why put the best driver in the best car? thats almost stacked, everyone knows tsuchiya knows how to drive, so why not put him in the mx5 as the mx5 loses in almost every department versus those cars (tire size, spring rates, cog etc.)
I read somewhere that the Subaru suspension engineers wanted their car to have more understeer to feel similar to their awd cars, while Toyota wanted more oversteer. And that the only difference in the two suspensions is the springs and shocks.