The parking lot at the start of the @OPPOrally .
After getting the N on Friday at lunch, I immediately had some Vredstien Wintrac Pros put on at 4pm. Since then ive pretty much been ripping around in it, its every bit as hilarious and angry as i hoped it would be. I replaced the pads and rotors on the gfs honda on Saturday, and today i made a run uptoward Kent CT, about 4.5 hrs. Plenty of thumbs up and smiles from other drivers. One pleasent suprise my carsickness prone gf doesnt get sick during backroad bombing in the car unless she looks at her phone. Pressumably this because it corners so flat. One unpleasant suprise is that the rear mirror is pretty much uselessfor anyone over 5'10 because it sits too high and all you see is the ground infront of the car following you lol.
There will be plenty of N pun updates goong foward.
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So two weeks ago or so, my dads S6 lost power on the highway, and had to be towed. Dealer said it was blown turbos, and hed be on the hook for half the repair.
Not 2 weeks later audi issues a recall for the turbos, because the oil filter they put was too fine, and could starve the turbos of slippy juice.
So the dealers gonna cover the whole 12k repair. Not bad.
Did my first track day and didnt crash and didnt blow anything up! The Track Night in America format for novices is 1 conga line 20 min session behind the instructor, then 3 20 min sessions.
I think i did pretty good. I took me a seasion to get used to the fact that goong full throttle and hard braking wasnt going blow up the car. The 2nd session felt really really good. I didnt get pointed by any one, but by the end i was keeping up with a mustang. I did point by one gti who i kept up with, then he spun out in front of me a lap later, so i guess i was faster then him.
Obviously i have room for improvement everywhere, but the thing i felt least comfortable with was braking. I definitely was under braking may 75% force at most and i never really got the heel toe thing perfect, except on the up hill corner which was definitely my favorite. Using the compression grip scoop was really cool. My only code brown was in the braking zone dyring the cool down of my last session. For some reason, despite still going 90 mph my brain thought "cool down" also applied to the brakes and i 50% braked right through the corner. Didnt go off track but i was close. I never even hit abs once and definitely didnt fade the brakes.
I think the biggest effect its had is actually on my street driving. Im waaay more confident now, especially on the highway. I usually kinda shy away from taking highway curves without braking, but i know sorta where the limit is now and im not gonna slide off the road from a highway turn at 85 in the dry
I got lots of compliments on the color and sound of the N.
I think next time ill pony up the $600 for the full day session with classroom and ride along instructors. I want to do an autocross sometime this summer too.
@Snakesm13 so you can wring a 911 engine out to redline, totally within the manufacturers allowed operating range, and the car will snitch on you? How lame is that, I'd have a million of those in my N.
I thought over Rev would only catch money shifts.
Hey OPPO, who's going to Lime Rock tomorrow? I'm gonna be camping by the Paul Newman straight, and I'll be in the Hyundai Paddock. Look for the large man with sunglasses, long hair and and blue N hat and come say hi.
In other news, NENO and Bryan Herta Autosport put together a very cool day, and ill be doing a parade lap at 10:20! How cool is that?? Look for the Blue VN with the oppo rally stickers on the driver's side.
Expect a big photo dump after the race
Human waste spill leads to several spinouts along I-95 in Bridgeport
What a story.