Originally Posted by csl
Even though with tein type flex, 18" R1R, full set of bars from Autoexe, full bucket seats and etc, I still think that RX8 still have plenty room for improvement when talk about cornering. Besides that, you never encounter the EPS suddenly quit during cornering. The lotus handling badge on proton some more not worth to talk about. I just feel that everytime a car manufacture advertised how good is their cars' handling, normally is way under expectation. Normally say until the car can corner better than a go kart but most will let your ear to scoop sand when you try it at home at your own risk. Or, probably I missed that the ad was having a 0.5mm tiny little sentence at the bottom corner with the same color with background saying that the description is based on 70km/h.
Yep,that is the point.But for the least,the car actually can "flex" abit like the NSX during cornering is something that helping me to define the feel when going to push a car to its limit(the limit as defined by myself laa...I not a pro driver hehe)
Z33 in comparison are felt bulkier,not-so communicative steering & the suspension setup are way too stiff until it was hard to feel any kind of flexing' if the car not thrown suddenly at the corner more than 120km/h(This is mostly the speed that I would prepare my hand to counter any snap' on the rear wheel during my trackday year.Spinning around turn 9 always at this speed until I think that it would be better if I expect the car already on its limit & be prepared for the worst since I cant hope the car to be able to stick at the road like it does on lower speed than 120km/h+)
The fastest I have been on RX8 is 155km/h during downhill on Genting with 4 people on board.It was that time I was feel like this car handling really something else....it had the flex' to alert you when you on limit,twitching'-sticky like steering feel on lower speed that signaling its potential & yeah it does.
But as I rarely drive any car like I used to & with less & less TD,my confidence for its potential has going abit downward but still nonetheless I always enjoyed it when I using the Klawang twisties when going to work.