Here’s the thing, I am a beginner and I know I’m not all that good. However, I can drive some D and C class fwd cars very well. In RWD, I have a B class Mercedes 190E and a Subaru BRX that I can drive pretty well, and a "71 Nissan Skyline that I love in both D and C class too. I also have a B class Buick GNX and a '90 Camaro that I’m ok in.
I upgraded to being a VIP member today and Forza gifted me some cars. One of which is a Lexus IS F. I thought that was cool, so I downloaded it, maxed it with all the handling I could and still keep it to a B600, and took it out on the track. Ran ten laps at Sebring Full with it. Dreadful, I mean just dreadful. This car doesn’t turn corners, it slides through them. I spend more time going sideways than I do driving straight ahead. I can control the car if I drive it like I have a 2 year old in the back seat, but its a racing game, right? I want to be able to do more than that. I managed one clean lap, but it was like 2:58 and my personal best is in the 2:20s for B class (done with a Buick GNX) on that track.
I figured maybe it just needs a good tune. Worm usually has very good handling tunes for most cars, so I downloaded his and took it out for another 10 laps at Sebring. It was worse. If I give this thing more than 1/4 throttle, it just goes sideways, so what’s the point? I’ve noticed this with most RWD cars that have high HP in the game. I simply can not drive them at all. Its like trying to run track on a hockey rink, it just doesn’t work. I have quite a few cars (Viper, Camaro, Nova, etc.) like this that I can’t drive at all. I know its not the cars, nor the game. Its me, I totally suck with them… The thing is, I want to learn how to drive them. I can handle RWDs that are toned down in HP and tuned with the best possible handling. I can drive most FWD cars without a problem. AWD is ok for me and mid engine RWD (Ferraris mostly) I am ok with too. Put me in a front engine RWD car and its just over. The back end slides out from under me around almost every turn. If I baby it into the turn and try to come out with any momentum, the rear end lets loose at the end of the turn and I go sideways. I’m not talking full throttle either, maybe 1/4 or 3/8 throttle and its still spinning all over the place. I just don’t get it, but I want to learn.
I took the Lexus out for 5 laps on Alps Festival (I’m the most comfortable with that course) and saved a replay of it. If anyone wants to take a quick look at it, I titled it, “RWD what a joke.” The part that confuses me is I have something like a 1:57 lap time with a RWD 190E on the Alps course in B class. I know that’s not spectacular, but its not dreadful either. If you have to baby a car so much to keep it under control, then how do you race it? I know a lot of you are really good at RWD cars, can you pass on some pointers that might steer me in the right direction?
I’d appreciate it guys…