I think it won't have helped that it was greasy, you could see the Elise twitching.....
.....I agree that a Q2 alone won't make an Alfa into an Elise beater but it does close the gap by a fair margin.
You're right mate, the Elise would have had a difficult task on it's hands with a greasy track, especially if the driver was really trying to put it down.
I remember the Viscodrive (different kind of LSD I know) on my Coupe was very good but I've always thought I could do without it on the GTV. But you've got me thinking now!
Is the Q2/GTV combo that good?
my little liz has claimed the scalps of many a ferrari, lambo, 911 etc on trackdays , but that mostly proves i knew the track and or conditions and or my car better
The Elise is a formidable opponent for any car and on the right track it's almost unbeatable. Although many, many people (probably the majority) who buy a Ferrari, or the like, can't drive the bloody things. I don't know how good Pud237 is behind the wheel but the GTV is
capable of beating an Elise. Put Jackie Stewart in the GTV and a good driver in the Elise and watch the Alfa destroy the Lotus!
I once raced a 111R (on public roads
but it was late and quiet) over many miles in my Coupe 20VT, it was tuned and hitting 60mph in around 5.3 seconds, so not much in it on the straights. The guy behind the wheel of the Lotus knew his car, I didn't. He didn't wipe the floor with me but he did shake me off on a few corners. If the tables were turned - i.e. I had my car longer and had confidence with it and he didn't - it would have been a different story.
Years ago I made an Astra GTE look stupid with a Mini Clubman 1100. The guy knew he had one of the quickest hatchbacks of the day, unfortunately he couldn't drive it!