Is the 10mm wider track at the front or rear in marketing materials. I know they did talk about a wider front track.
Regarding the rear being narrower - possibly aero related???
I am generally skeptical about mods (e.g., shoving bigger wheels/tires) on aero-focused track cars from manufacturers who seem to know what they are doing and who can fine tune aero impact of changes in way we cannot. I will continue to watch this thread, but I am leaning toward simply getting a second set at OEM dimensions.
(This is also the reason I was asking about the roll bar. If understeer is dialed in for safety my preference would be to attack it from the suspension not the rubber, if possible.)
I hear the whole "the manufacturer knows better" argument a lot, but I strongly
disagree with that perspective. The manufacturer has to make a HUGE amount of compromise when selling a car to the public. If it's their halo TRACK ONLY car, I'd mostly agree - so a Senna GTR or FXX, I'd agree (though I think they hold things back there too) - but any road going car, especially if not their top level street car, is going to have an insane amount of compromise built-in, including, but not limited to:
- Warrantee concerns
- Competition with it's own line up
- Competition with future cars
With regulations and streetability, everything from how loud it is & emissions to speed bump clearance & NVH has to be taken in to account. So the optimum driving experience might be stiffer springs, harder engine mounts, or lower ride height - but they are limited by regulations and drivability, and have to cater to the majority. Other concerns like climate, reliability and warranty are also things I might choose to forfeit for improved performance.
Lastly, competition with themselves is a HUGE part.. The 600LT cannot be made to be better than the 720S, the 720S cannot be made to be better than the Senna. It just isn't good business. Also, the 570S was obviously compromised so they could sell you a 600LT later. All the improvements made in the 600LT prove
that aftermarket upgrades can improve things. Porsche, for example, are notorious for this - I think one time Top Gear put up a chart comparing Boxster, Cayman and 911 - and the numbers were literally progressive!
I'm not saying all mods help - done stupidly mods can and will affect a car negatively - but well thought out mods will improve the car for your specific use case.