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Below is a recounting of various car events I've attended along the years, from car club meets, autocrosses, track events, and enthusiast drives.

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2013/04/30 2nd Supercar Drive with Club Sportiva
π 2013-04-30 00:00 in Cars
I did that event a couple of years ago, and figured it would be fun to do it again. Some coworkers and I met at club sportiva in San Jose:

many cars in their shop
many cars in their shop

how many lotuses do you need? :)
how many lotuses do you need? :)

drivers meeting
drivers meeting

car lineup
car lineup

And here are the cars I drove in sequence:

  • Lamborghini LP560 (4WD V10) which was new for me.
  • The Lambo did quite well in the twisties, and the sound was quite nice. The traction control felt good, better than I thought it was.



  • Lotus Elise (stick shift), same I drove last time.
  • Unfortunately, I only got to drive it on the top of skyline, which is not what this car is built for. It definitely felt raw, a bit cramped, even for me, and if something is going to be wrong on the road or you, it is _not_ going to help you :)





  • Nissan GTR (4WD turbo), also new for me
  • Nice lineup at the Mountain House, where I switched to the GTR, just in time for twisties downhill. The GTR did quite well, it definitely allowed me to push it, and definitely felt safe. I was fairly impressed with it:



    plenty of gadgets and graphs, I love those :)
    plenty of gadgets and graphs, I love those :)



  • Porsche 911 (4WD turbo), another new one.
  • When we made it to the ocean, I got to switch to the 911. While I didn't love it, it behaved quite well in the uphill twisties:





    and it has room for people in the... actually it doesn't :)
    and it has room for people in the... actually it doesn't :)




  • Maserati was the same I drove last time.
  • I again got it for cruising on top of Skyline. It felt a bit sluggish with the extra weight it's carrying, I wonder how it would have done in real turns. I'm guessing it does reasonably well. Its brakes were very good.



  • Audi R8 V8 (stick shift) was last
  • While it was the same I drove last time, I quite like this car. It did very well downhill in 9, sounded good and felt planted and safe, and its brakes were also quite effective.




    Unfortunately, the loop we got was shorter compared to the one we did the previous time, and there was a pace car in the front, so even when the road was empty, it held me up a little bit :), so I just gave everyone some space and room before going myself to get a bit of clear road.


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