Found some new love for the McLaren tonight (yes, I'm behind the curve. Give me a break my wife just birthed our 4th thus I was subdued last night
I was so focused on trying to be at least competitive in the 458, that it took quite a mind-shift to just get the McLaren around the track at a decent pace. And then I realized: "Shit. This car pretty much does what you ask". That's when the fun began. I started driving it like it listened to what I had to ask of it, and all was well. THEN, I asked a little more and reacted almost pre-emptively with some opposite lock and all of a sudden we understood each other much better.
LFS sort of pioneered the fact that different cars have a different feel and a different methodology needed based on vehicle characteristics (imo), but AC has taken this a step forward somehow and I'm not versed on exactly how they do things so I can't comment on WHY that seems to be.
But I challenge any man on this forum to fire up that F40, have exactly one beer (to make sure your BS meter isn't so high that greatness doesn't elude you), put some LOUD headphones on, and give it 30 mins around your favourite track. The thing sounds exactly like it should, the boost is awfully close to acting like real turbos from the late 80s, and it handles like shit but is so recoverable that you don't care because you'll break your jaw smiling as your counter-steer through trivial matters with ease long before you have the gumption to resist it's allure. That is unless you're Blueflame and choose to spew shit about it to light the boards on fire as usual.
To any dolt that criticizes the F40: keep these simple facts in (a match for a simple) mind:
1) Car weighs little but has big tires and SOME downforce (mostly rear) and almost 500hp
2) Tiny little 80s V8 - Tiny torque on it's own
4) Two turbos from the 80s to assist with previous
5) Discs the same size as my Mazda
And then don't post stuff like "The F40 has turbo lag! It has poor brakes! It understeers! WTF!" If you post shit like this, you didn't get the sim or the car expecting those things which puts you into the category of dumb-dumb. That car has been very challenging to model and AC has been the first to put their balls on the line, and it's pretty damn convincing as far as I can tell. If by some miracle I get to drive one one day, I'll report back, but for now I am duly impressed.
F40 Verdict: It's a piece of crap by today's standards; and I love it!