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      07-02-2012, 09:46 AM   #599
GoingTooFast
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Drives: fat cars are still boats
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: compensating a fat car with horsepower is like giving an alcoholic cocaine to sober him up.

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Just want to highlight that the E30 M3 weight distribution front/rear was NOT BMW's self-proclaimed best 50:50, it was 53:47 instead.

So, Toyota and Subaru were right about their empirical experience:


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After numerous weight distribution trials, we came to two conclusions:
  1. One, to be front-biased to achieve a pure sense of steering;
  2. Another, that the car be very controllable during a slide;

In other words, to be able to control precisely the weight distribution using the brake and gas, maximizing the joy out of a corner. That sense of driver control has been our focus.

Do you think it's coincidence?! I don't think so...