Sights N Sounds Post all of your video and sounds clips here.

STR on a road course

 
  #1  
Old 11-14-2013, 07:36 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 833
Received 198 Likes on 166 Posts
Default STR on a road course

Deviating from my typical 1/4 mile adventures this time around:



 
The following 2 users liked this post by QuartzSTypeR:
Michael Star (11-15-2013), Panthro (07-19-2017)
  #2  
Old 11-15-2013, 10:30 AM
Michael Star's Avatar
Veteran member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Posts: 2,327
Received 244 Likes on 215 Posts
Default

How did it handle out there? Also, how was the transmission? Did it downshift when you wanted it to?
 
  #3  
Old 11-15-2013, 11:16 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 833
Received 198 Likes on 166 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Michael Star View Post
How did it handle out there? Also, how was the transmission? Did it downshift when you wanted it to?
I was able to keep up in the turns with most sports cars (370Z, S2000, FR-S, etc.) so I think I have the right tire setup and the car is actually quite capable for its mass. Its not nimble by any means, but for its heft it can definitely hold its own in the corners. I was using the J-gate for pretty much every turn, so the responses were predictable. At this point my sport mode has adapted to a very aggressive driving style, so I think it would downshift close to where I want. Driving on the street even leisurely in sport mode it wants to hold all the gears a lot longer.
 
  #4  
Old 03-05-2014, 10:05 AM
Justink201's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: tampa bay FL
Posts: 604
Received 89 Likes on 78 Posts
Default

That's awesome. I can't wait to get my x type on the track, I just wish I had as much power as you do haha.
 
  #5  
Old 03-05-2014, 12:19 PM
Justink201's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: tampa bay FL
Posts: 604
Received 89 Likes on 78 Posts
Default

I looked into this track and turns out it isn't too far, about 8 hours from where a friend of mine lives and I'm road tripping out there this summer. I was planning to do a few track days, at least one, with him while I'm out there too so I might check this track out, it looks fun, and lots of run off space. How did you like it?
 
  #6  
Old 03-05-2014, 11:17 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 833
Received 198 Likes on 166 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Justink201 View Post
I looked into this track and turns out it isn't too far, about 8 hours from where a friend of mine lives and I'm road tripping out there this summer. I was planning to do a few track days, at least one, with him while I'm out there too so I might check this track out, it looks fun, and lots of run off space. How did you like it?
Its a lot of fun. More technical with some elevation changes and not too long of straights, but its definitely one that will help you improve as learning the right line is key. You can eat up tires pretty quickly if you spend full days and sessions out there and I recommend bringing extra gas unless you want to pay $10/gallon for race gas since the closest station is about 20 miles away. Lots of space if you screw up and the owners are real laid back and keep the track in excellent condition. Reasonably priced, as well. I don't know anybody (locally) that goes out there just once.
 
  #7  
Old 03-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Justink201's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: tampa bay FL
Posts: 604
Received 89 Likes on 78 Posts
Default

That's good to know. I haven't gotten track time, on a road course anyway, but I am really looking forward to it. If I do go out there I'll let ya know.
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Johnken
XK8 / XKR ( X100 )
11
04-08-2018 10:21 AM
LnrB
XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III
43
10-13-2015 12:45 AM
Delta66
New Member Area - Intro a MUST
3
10-04-2015 05:40 PM
SoCalJagS
S-Type / S type R Supercharged V8 ( X200 )
4
09-27-2015 09:20 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: STR on a road course


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: