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It seems like whenever there's a debate between what cars handle better, it's generally divided between die hard Focus, STI, Golf R/GTI, and even some CTR fanboys.

These are some stats from the most recent 2018 Lightning Lap.
First link is for 2018, second link is YTD overall.

https://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-2018

https://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-times-historical-data

Interesting results. FWD cars keep up/if not surpass the AWD cars. Mustang GT kept up with cars in the 80k+ range, the CTR, STI, were pretty comparable. So was the Golf R.

Turbo 1le surprised me as well. I had no faith in that 2.0 turbo, but it showed up pretty well, considering that's 30k for a base trim.
 

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It seems like whenever there's a debate between what cars handle better, it's generally divided between die hard Focus, STI, Golf R/GTI, and even some CTR fanboys.

These are some stats from the most recent 2018 Lightning Lap.
First link is for 2018, second link is YTD overall.

https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...tning-lap-2018

https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...tning-lap-2018

Interesting results. FWD cars keep up/if not surpass the AWD cars. Mustang GT kept up with cars in the 80k+ range, the CTR, STI, were pretty comparable. So was the Golf R.

Turbo 1le surprised me as well. I had no faith in that 2.0 turbo, but it showed up pretty well, considering that's 30k for a base trim.
The 1LE package is no joke. The SS1LE has been embarrassing big bucks cars since MY2017. The ZL1 1LE has taken out the mighty GT3 RS among other supercars. The 6th gen, alpha platform Camaros are the real deal.

May want to do a little more research on the Mustang GT PP2. It has the nasty Mustang tendency to overheat. The GT 350 has the oil consumption and the oiling the track problem (blown engines). I have been at HPDE events on 2 separate occasions where the Voodoo Engine oiled the track.
 
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