Ive had both the TS and V6. You've probably heard this plenty of times before , but the V6 feels like it has Double the Power of the TS and would blow away the TS anyday.
However the TS has brilliant handling and much more satisfying than the V6 round corners. Although Ive heard the V6 is better with the Q2 which I don't have yet.
Too many posts like this gives others the impression that the V6 doesn't handle well....compared to the TS. It does....especially if the front shocks are good, preferably renewed. The V6's engine weight kills front shocks....which then make the front end handle far worse than a TS(& many other cars).
I've never changed front shocks on any of the over 20 TSs I've sold but I've lost count of the V6s I've had to & I've had approx 40 of them. Even on the 2001 1 owner 52,000 mile Zoe GTV V6 new std front shocks+springs has transformed the front end. There are many higher mileage & older V6 GTVs out there, most still on their original shocks.
Loads of people moan about the GTV's suspension, mainly V6 owner's. Not many of them renew it but think that's how it is.
Konis, with or without Eibachs, aren't necessary....just std shocks.
Loads of people quote Jeremy Clarkson's test of the GTV....because he raves about it....& it's handling. Well he's driving a V6 but it's obviously virtually a new one which means it's on newish suspension. Did Clarkson ever test a TS....I doubt it as he's a petrol head(can be funny but also bit of a d*ck,IMO).
A Q2 will help prevent a diff failure, & cracked gearbox casing, but it doesn't really improve the handling until you're really
pushing the limit or on a slippery surface. Put a Q2 in a V6 with knackered front shocks & try driving it fast
.....it would still be all over the place.