I'm assuming all that is dialed into some sort of surveyed range of typical consumer tolerances (noise, ride, tread life, grip), too? I mean its a rare car that has true performance tires from the factory. Even performance cars.Interestingly enough manufacturers spend a huge amount of time evaluating tires for a platform, it's a trade between cost (a huge issue for companies like Ford, GM etc) , performance (both ride and handling) and durability. In terms of tire evaluation from a mathematical modeling standpoint Tires present some huge issues for Engineers. The handling equations (typically based on work by Hans B. Pacejka - Magic Tire Formula and derivative works) are pretty good up to almost limit handling but then fail to consider ride, ride is then evaluated with other mathematical formulations and depending on what you want to achieve perhaps even techniques such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) (computationally slow)…
Bottom line, they're really important and we don't know how to deal with them when at the limit especially when considering environmental factors (weather, road, pressure etc) which can vastly impact behavior and make them a real pain to understand!
Fun stuff but certainly they can make a huge difference…
He thinks the Toy86 is more fun because it's more "squirrely" (my words) than the Cayman S?, sure... :!:Well this guy sure like's the car. Comparing against 370Z and Cayman's....who wouldn't thunk it.
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He likes it for a LOT more reasons than that. Go back and watch it again. Chris Harris is one of the best automotive journalists in the world, if not THE best. He is incredibly smart, a VERY capable driver (moreso than most if not all of us here) and has a vision that is larger than one car or the battle between two. He's not just some schmuck. He's almost always worth listening to.He thinks the Toy86 is more fun because it's more "squirrely" (my words) than the Cayman S?, sure... :!:
Perhaps he thinks he's due for a spot on Top Gear.
You can tell he struggles with this very thing. I need to drive the FRS before I could comment, but the Cayman S is a remarkable car. No question.I'd rather have the cayman
Chris Harris is about as far from moron as you can get. And SOME journalists are morons. No more or less so than morons in any other field. Just like you can find idiots in IT, or baseball, or marketing, or wherever. But to blanket all journos as morons is telling, Neverlift. A little hyperbole on your part, I'm sure.The FRS is an absolutely epic car that comes on some truly crap tires. I find crap tires to be the best for the street, more fun, and infinitely more educational for the driver.
I want to hate it, but the facts are facts... and journalists are morons.