I mentioned before that I was heading out to Las Vegas to drive the 570S on the track at Exotics Racing. Well, I did this morning. So I'm starting a thread to share the experience. I don't have time to write everything now, so stay tuned here.
- It was very well run and they let you drive the cars very hard, although not with ESC in Dynamic mode, which was a bit of a bummer, but I understand why from their point of view.
- I drove an R8 V10, 991 GT3, 570S, and 488GTB. Seat of the pants is entirely different in each car, but my lap times were within 0.2 seconds across the GT3, 570S, and 488. I was learning the track in the R8, so those times were longer.
- The GT3 was definitely the driver's car - it just feels right. The 488 is a bit too touchy for my taste - it turns too hard with the first bit of steering wheel movement and for me it made it hard to take a consistent line. The 570S was interesting. Very much as McLaren intended it - takes more skill to master, would be a lot of fun to learn to master it, but it isn't built for all-out lap times. However, it was blazing fast in acceleration - I felt it was even faster than the 488. The thing freaking flies.