So this Sunday I hit autocross. I had to wait for 3,000 miles to be sure the car was well broken in and comfortable; thus I missed 3 events and do not qualify for the championship. The car did very well in the turns with lots of body roll but very predictable and linear so it was easy to manage and keep in check during transitions. tires at 39 psi wore the shoulder perfect in the rear and front needs to be about 47 to not roll the tire under itself. steering was nice and quite good on feedback go figure.
Acceleration was strong in 1-3 gear. after practicing launching the best method I found was the following: 1. turn off stabile track and TCS 2. put it in D not 1ST 3.hold foot brake and build to 1,500 rpm 4. quickly let off the brake then smoothly drop to 90% throttle and once you feel power shorty give it WOT. this will more or less beat the GM anti take off without abusing the car to do so.
shifts after launch are done in manual mode. if left in D the moment you let off throttle it goes up a gear and is slow to down shift. imagine a class b rally car... you would have to go WOT 3 seonds before the corner to be in boost and in gear for the apex. in manual it holds the gear and is quite fast moving gears.
as you all imagined the LRR absolutely suck. they have low grip,low feedback, mushy. During my wet runs ( the guys on slicks would not dare run, enough water to get your socks soaked ) they shined with no hydroplane issues, great braking, and where eager to tell you there wet limit. need better tires although
Brakes.... wow I am amazed, this has to be the first production sedan that did not give brake fad and braking was superbly strong. soon enough hawk pads 5.0, ATE type 200 fluid, and centric plain rotors. I think with added ducting and the aforementioned brake set up the brakes will be fantastic. the GM brake assist only intervened 2 times l day
suspension. Shocks handled the bumps very well but as expected body roll was quite evident as was nose dive during hard braking. Springs where mushy and very comfort based. Car had a tad bit of under steer but over all very well balanced. when bumper to bumper is over (or tax season) I may go B14 coil over and white-line rear sway bar along with chassis bracing
here is the full run