No, as they state in the article, all laptimes were set by the same driver in the dry.Looked to be a wet track (and must have been unless both cars are slower than a TVR 350C).
Agreed and it takes me a few 1000 miles to get comfortable with a cars handling, power delivery, box and chassis but I would expect journo's to adapt or maybe their wordsmith's and not car drivers.This comment about having to 'learn the car' is consistent with other early reviews
Laptimes do matter, but so does the enjoyment. My impressions were pretty different from what Autocar reported, but I do take their criticism seriously sinceThis comment about having to 'learn the car' is consistent with other early reviews.
And by the way, I hope this drubbing further cements the very simple truth that faster lap time has no correlation to actual enjoyment and entertainment in a sports car once you get above a certain level. So keep flaunting that top gear lap time, because that's the only thing that can be pointed to right now that justifies the 12C's existence.
Far more grip than a turbo,as for the understeer ,these guys are pro,s but we were told that the car initially understeers,thats when you give it more steering input and a boot of power to get the brake steer working,thats when it grips like s--t to a blanket and chucks you out of the corner.Andy, where are you on the understeer issue and how does it compare, turn in wise, with the 911 tt ?
A dose of real world owners view wouldn't go amiss !!!!
That's a very good question and based on this article I would say, "no."The more I read about the MP4-12c in the British car magazines, the less I understand the tester. Is no one of these testers able to drive this car properly???
They probably feel that it understeers because they're actually entering the corner 10mph faster than they think.when i drove the car at dunsfold track, i didnt notice any understeer, the grip was so brilliant and if you pushed too hard and too soon the car oversteer in a very natural way. the feeling made me very confident and the instructor gave us very freedom. It was a short test but very intensive. 458 has more understeer