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Old 12-10-2012, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by av98 View Post
Ironically l have a friend that used to write for Edmunds and Automobile mag and none of the editors including him ever drove their review cars the way I described in scenario #1. All were either scenario# 2 & 3, so it wouldn't surprise me if none of them ever experience that type of car feedback.

If you don't trust my opinion go do what I described in scenario # 1 on your car then report back here with your findings in detail. I'm really curious what you think. Just make sure you know your driving limits, your car to the inch of it's car's handling dynamics and the road you are using.

When you've driven a road like the twisties you always describe lots of times, you should know all the idiosyncrasies, such as road camber, gravel areas, uneven road surfaces, switchbacks, apexes, brake points, lines to take (regular, passing, safe, limit [within and outside the lines]), plus the most important part - run off. Your twisty/togue course is the best to apply scenario# 1. You should be able to plot a corner by corner experience in which you can systematically+repeatedly keep the same throttle, brake pressure applied, entry & exit lines (hopefully within inches from the road edge at limit driving). At least if you and the road are a constant the car should be the differentiator to tell you what does and doesn't work/improve.

Hope this helps and good luck.
My grandmother wrote for Motortrend so she must be and expert too lol.

I understand you have a opinion on the DHP but it is just that. I own the car with the feature so I can truly tell you it's wonderful. That 7/10's rule is silly as a skilled driver can always drive beyond the limits of the car. The suspension is only a small but important part of the whole scheme. The chassis, powertrain, tires, weather, road, driver, and speed all play roles.

I don't own a Lamborghini but even though I know people who do and drove a few doesn't make me an expert.
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