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Old 10-18-2020, 2:01pm   #1
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Wow!

We just got back and both G and I will give you a full review. We each did 4 cars. The Aventador was a no-go for me as I couldn't fit. Instead, they gave me the Ferarri 488 Pista.

It takes about 24 hours to get the videos available for download and we'll both be sharing them and giving our reviews of each car we drove.

In the order driven, we each drove:

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  • Ferrari 488 Pista
  • Mercedes AMG GTR

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  • Ferrari 488 Pista

My ranking:
Pista >>>>>Audi R8 V10>C8>AMG GTR

Honestly, both the Audi and the Vette are both awesome, and I REALLY liked the Vette, and fit just fine with a helmet. At this track, it's 495 HP is just WAY too low. It's way outclassed by the other cars there.

I will give many more details, and do have a rooftop full course video of GWiz in the Aventador, so I'll get that uploaded and share later. She spooked herself in the last turn coming onto the front stretch on one of her laps, so she had to reign it in and regain her composure.

Lastly, she beat me by 6/10ths in the Pista. We'll know the official times once we get the videos.(53.01 vs. 53.60) She's just way smoother and that's all attributed to her co-driver Mike back in Florida. He's the Iceman. In fact, unofficially, I think G had the fastest lap of any guest at the venue today. 50-60 drivers at a minimum. Fastest other guest time I saw was 55 seconds. So both of us at 53 in the Pista and me at 54 in the AMG vs. 60 people is pretty cool.

Granted, her run in the Pista was her 4th session, and my AMG was my 4th session and I was 4 seconds faster than she was, so there is definitely the benefit of laps and seat times at that track to build comfort, but she drove the wheels off of it. She ran a 53.01 and I ran a 53.60. I ran a 54 and change in the AMG, which surprised me a ton. I did a 59 in the C8 and a 57 in the R8.
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Wow!

We just got back and both G and I will give you a full review. We each did 4 cars. The Aventador was a no-go for me as I couldn't fit. Instead, they gave me the Ferarri 488 Pista.

It takes about 24 hours to get the videos available for download and we'll both be sharing them and giving our reviews of each car we drove.

In the order driven, we each drove:

Craig
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  • Audi R8 V10 Plus
  • Ferrari 488 Pista
  • Mercedes AMG GTR

GWiz
  • Mercedes AMG GTR
  • McLaren 570S
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Ferrari 488 Pista

My ranking:
Pista >>>>>Audi R8 V10>C8>AMG GTR

Honestly, both the Audi and the Vette are both awesome, and I REALLY liked the Vette, and fit just fine with a helmet. At this track, it's 495 HP is just WAY too low. It's way outclassed by the other cars there.

I will give many more details, and do have a rooftop full course video of GWiz in the Aventador, so I'll get that uploaded and share later. She spooked herself in the last turn coming onto the front stretch on one of her laps, so she had to reign it in and regain her composure.

Lastly, she beat me by 7/10ths in the Pista. We'll know the official times once we get the videos. She's just way smoother and that's all attributed to her co-driver Mike back in Florida. He's the Iceman. In fact, unofficially, I think G had the fastest lap of any guest at the venue today. 50-60 drivers at a minimum.
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We just looked at the all-time leaderboard and GWiz would have been the 510th ALL TIME at that track, and she was only 7/10th's slower than MARIO ANDRETTI.


Put this in perspective.....GWiz has NEVER road raced ever!!! She's been autocrossing for 8 years, but to be 7/10ths off of Mario Andretti on her first day ever at that track, or any track, it speaks volumes. She may be a natural. Might need to dig into this sport a bit more.
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Sounds like a damn good time, man!

I'm assuming they limit your speed, or do you get free reign?

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Sounds like a damn good time, man!

I'm assuming they limit your speed, or do you get free reign?

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Unlimited speed!!! However, if you drive out of control, they will shut you down.

Official time (we're getting the videos now) in the Pista. GWiz 53.01, Dad 53.60
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It’s the extra ballast.
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It’s the extra ballast.
Yes, my 170#'s more than GWiz certainly hurts lap times.
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Sounds like a good time. If you what to stir things up go to the C8 section at the other place and post what you said about the C8.
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Sounds like a good time. If you what to stir things up go to the C8 section at the other place and post what you said about the C8.
I will.

But, in all fairness, this track was designed for extremely high horsepower cars. Very easy course and only 7 turns. 495 hp is screwed out of the gate.
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We just looked at the all-time leaderboard and GWiz would have been the 510th ALL TIME at that track, and she was only 7/10th's slower than MARIO ANDRETTI.


Put this in perspective.....GWiz has NEVER road raced ever!!! She's been autocrossing for 8 years, but to be 7/10ths off of Mario Andretti on her first day ever at that track, or any track, it speaks volumes. She may be a natural. Might need to dig into this sport a bit more.
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As soon as I install my lift I am converting my Z06 from TT setup to a N/A road race setup. There are so many tracks within 5 hours of me I think I would prefer road racing to drag racing.
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Road racing is so much more fulfilling than drag racing to me. Autocross is the same for me.
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