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Old 01-16-2013, 09:16 AM
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I was fortunate to be able to drive COTA last weekend with The Drivers Edge. I took some decent video, as well:


Needless to say, it is an amazing facility and a ridiculously nice track, perhaps literally the nicest in the world.

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lol @ Z06 guy. That dude sits down to make #1.
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Originally Posted by robertcope View Post
Needless to say, it is an amazing facility and a ridiculously nice track, perhaps literally the nicest in the world.

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It's too bad I couldn't get you that super-special gift a week sooner.
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It's too bad I couldn't get you that super-special gift a week sooner.
Yeah, I've heard that Yas is a nicer facility, because it has more stuff in and around it to do.

I was really talking about the track surface. I'm actually not sure the SSG would have done much on this one, it is so perfect. I said this in another post somewhere, but I felt like I had insane car control at this track, and I think that is because the suspension is literally doing nothing but what I asked it to do; there are no imperfections to deal with at all.

I am hoping that SSG will make other tracks feel that good. It seems like that is what people have described. That would be amazing.

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Grand-AM race there the end of February is going to be very interesting.

Nice vid
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Looks awesome.

Are Corvettes really that much slower around a track or did that guy just really suck?
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Are Corvettes really that much slower around a track or did that guy just really suck?
Obviously, a properly driven Corvette will be faster than a properly driven Miata of equal prep.

I'm not going to say that the driver of that car sucked. He may have had completely different goals than I had. He may have been having car problems. I have no idea. He let me by as soon as he could, that's all I care about.

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I was curious, becausethis is not the first vid I have seen with stock power Miatas getting held up quite badly by Vetts and Boss 302s.
And that one is a 1.6.

I'm excited to get to the track and shame some Z06s myself.
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Sure, you can watch plenty of my videos (and plenty of others, I'm sure) and see me passing "faster cars". I'm a better than average driver, and ultimately that makes a huge difference in how quickly a car makes it around the track.

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