As some of you know I just picked up a Z06 as a track toy so naturally I'm checking out track/autox videos on youtube and came across this vette fail compilation. Not exactly what I wanted to see but figured it would be good to watch so I can see how a vette looses it and perhaps learn from it. I have to say, coming from the Subaru camp I'm amazed at how fast these things seem to spin out of control. I know its a whole different world going from 250-350hp through AWD to 400+ RWD but I have a hard time believing what I'm seeing with some of these clips. Obvioulsy the car isn't that hard to drive or else they'd all be wrecks by now. Think most of this is a result of driving on cold/cheap/worn tires, traction control being turned off / completely inexperienced drivers mashing the loud pedal instead of easing into it ?
The first video with the white C6 really gets me, he's driving clean overall, looks calm and collected then gets into the slalom and the car just slides out like its on snow. Wow ! And some of the street hooliganism vids, even at highway speeds some of the cars fishtail the just loose it. I'm not worried as I don't plan on driving like an idiot but I"m curious since I have little seat time, can they be that tricky to drive ?