Originally Posted by T Bone
If you track, there is no ideal car for every track.
- Miata's are almost untouchable in 1st -2nd gear courses / autocrosses
- M3s and 911s are great for 2nd - 3rd gear courses
- Vettes / GTs including the M6 do well in 3rd - 4th gear courses (like Spa / Mosport etc)
Do I care if a Miata kicks M6 butt around an autocross course?? Absolutely not because he has to drive the car in public!
Actually you are wrong with this opinion that there is no ideal car for every track, a few spring to mind. The GT2, GT3RS, Caterham R500, the F430SC and the R8 but to name a few.
On any track weight is the key to producing a car which is both capable of a tight track as well as a long and flowing one. This is why the M6 will have problems on anything other than a track with long straights and fast flowing corners. Currently there is only two M cars in production which is suited to track work and they are the new M3 and the Z4M coupe, all others are to compromised for anything other than a bit of fun.