Originally Posted by ---nota___
The S2000 uses an electric rack with very close ratio steering. In reality we use to gas pedal and gears more than the steering wheel to fly thru the corners. These cars are set up just like the F1 cars they were conceived from.
The 2000 thru 2003 AP1 models were all hand built with a complete forged 9,000 rpm 2.0 four cylinder mid-engine. From start to finish the car was designed to race the tight corners with it's 2,800 lbs and 50/50 weight balance. The only change that has to be made is changing out he brake fluid to DOT 4 or better fluid. Virtually Zero body/Frame flex and the windshield frame acts as a roll bar as well as roll bar hoops behind the factory Recaro Racing seats.
What more can I say, It's a Honda on Steroids that you really have to own one to understand.
I don't recall seeing throttle to go through the entire turn, always the one arm bandit using the steering wheel. Not trying to get in a debate on which car is best or anything like that.
F1 is mid engine paddle shifting and back then +18k rpm's
My Miata (13 club) also has 50/50 weight, 2,500 lbs and approx 400 whp... totally understand throttle induced oversteer but I still use two hands
Back when I did track days I had a s2k blow its engine 20ft in front of me. I think it was user error and not the cars fault.... the next year the organizers wouldn't allow convertibles unless they had a true roll bar or hoop that passes the broom stick test. My Miata also has a windshield that acts as a roll bar and hoops behind the seats, however both kinda suck in rollovers. At speed with minimal support and convertible windshield will buckle easily, thus a tall rear bar is a necessity. I added a rear hoop for my Miata from blackbird fabworx, passes the broom test so I feel safe
It's not about the cars heritage, how quick the rack is etc.... something as simple as a sweaty hand slipping off the wheel or hitting a oil patch and you need more steering input then one hand can do..... it's just a safety common sense thing