The theory is that a later apex allows a longer application of the throttle, which produces a minuscule increase in exit speed and a longer, more assured throttle application without a lift or wheelspin – but the real advantage is the magnification of that extra mile an hour down the length of the straight.
When Enrique first grabbed this Nova, he couldn’t quite believe his eyes.
With over 1,500 qualified bidders registered for the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction, there’s no shortage of gorgeous machines upon which to feast your eyes.
For those near or willing to travel to Palm Beach, there’s a cavalcade of incredible machinery up for grabs at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auctions.
Getting into road racing isn’t the easiest endeavor around. There are a few in-roads, but beyond those things get much more complicated.
While driving quickly and neatly on paved courses requires utmost precision and a careful use of both front and rear tires within a relatively narrow window of slip angle, the rally driver is wise to throw this approach out the window – though not entirely.
Drifting a purpose-built drift machine is challenging in its own right, but the approach it requires is quite different from that required in a road car.
There are a few ways to go retrofitting a muscle car for the demands of the modern road course.
Because of the prevalence of paddle-shifted gearboxes in modern sports cars, the appeal of left-foot braking is greater these days, so why not learn to capitalize on a new-fangled form of technology and put that lazy left foot to work?
In modern racing sims – rFactor, iRacing, Project Cars, and the like – the aspiring racing driver can learn racecraft, assess their lines and learn courses, as these programs are very similar to the real thing in some respects.