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Just came back from two days of tracking at Area 27 in BC Canada. Fantastic track, my third and fourth days tracking there so getting pretty comfortable with it. Fantastic track 3 miles long and 40 feet wide set in a beautiful hilly countryside full of vineyards.
My first two days were with my 4C and wanted to try it this time with the Giulia QV.
What a surprise when I ran into forum member Noale_RF!! And not only that but he has a Volcano Black QV like mine! Wild stuff!!
What a great guy and we had so much fun!
He had just gotten his car and it was his first time tracking with it and he did so good!!! He’s a member there and he regularly tracks with his motorcycle but for being his first time tracking with his car (also I believe his first time tracking with a car) I was blown away with how good he did and so were many other people! And then there is his brother who tracks with his fast Porsche car and then jumps on his motorcycle and tracks in the motorcycle session?!?! Yes he tracks with a car and a motorcycle on the same day, must be a family of supermen!
So fun to play tag and track around as we did it for two days. So looking forward to doing it again. We even did exhaust comparison video as my car is the Remus exhaust. The women there watching said it was like we were teenagers!
And there was a nice M4 also black so it was like the black car posse. Too fun!
It was very hot almost 100° but our cars all ran great. I helped Noale_RF learn a few things about his Giulia QV including clearing the code he had that put him in natural mode when he ran low on gas. Yeah he’s going to buy code scanner as I recommend all Alfa owners do lol!
There’s a bunch of videos fun stuff. It was really fun passing the Ferrari challenge car lol. But there were some cars faster than me but not a lot. My best time was 2:23 which is screaming fast for a sedan.
My Giulia QV has a little room to go down in laptime but unless I do some mod to get the car more negative camber in the front it’s about where it’s going to stay.
FYI my 4C did a 2:20 a couple weeks ago on my second day there and it has a whole lot of room to go down in laptime.
Hope everyone is having a great summer!!
https://youtu.be/FqBSj8lW5dQ

Against a Ferrari challenge car:
https://youtu.be/7OAIs95BJ28
With other cars:
https://youtu.be/Swqk2e0ZeNc
Exhaust challenge:
https://youtu.be/YK9158ZIT2Q
 

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I was at the same track a couple weeks earlier with my 4C. If anyone wants to compare how they handle differently here’s a couple videos. I’m doing 2:20 laptimes here that’s very fast laptimes for this track. It’s only my second day at this track in these videos, my 4C has lots of room to go faster.
This one with me against the Viper ACR he’s one of the fastest drivers there:
https://youtu.be/R8B9HhoUZpU

Here’s one recorded by my Vbox. Check out the G forces. The peaks are up to 2.18G!
https://youtu.be/szp6BbhtnMU
 

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Great stuff!

who makes that wing on the 4C? assuming it's aftermarket? /forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Thanks I’ve worked very hard on my 4C slowly increasing the mods along with my driving ability for past two years and now finally have it dialed in just right and it truly is stupid fast.
I actually got -4 camber but dialed it back to -3.5.
Rear wing is from a Kansai from Japan I I got it from Matt at Alfa9.
Front spoiler we made ourselves out of ABS plastic.
Front dive planes are from squadra sportiva but customized.
Car has some really good aero, also it’s very low.

Here’s some videos from Laguna Seca from 2 weeks ago. But it’s bittersweet because I hooked up a Speedhut speed shift light to the OBD2 port and it worked great but right before I left for Laguna Seca I followed the instructions and hooked it up to the can buss wires exactly like the instructions said but the stupid Italian electronics caused it to cause all kinds of engine codes. And then I had to track the entire day at Laguna Seca in Natural mode full nannies and auto shifting. Omg I was so pissed off as I always track in Race mode and that poor transmission had to shift 20 X times more than it normally does. But even in that condition I still did 1:44 laptime there which is still fast as you can see in the video with me passing all these quarter million dollar cars LOL! And it is same speed as a professional driver Randy Pobst did in a stock 4C in race mode manual shifting.
Going back to Laguna Seca October 20 and 21 for the AROC event. So excited!! My car will be running good then and I’m pretty sure I am going to break 1:34 or less.
Slo mo videos:
https://youtu.be/tDoYYPHmYds
https://youtu.be/rQA1I0nT-nQ

https://youtu.be/D3GOL5D3N1Y
With McLaren 720s
https://youtu.be/hJn61Edtt0o
With Ferrari:
https://youtu.be/m29ta-8q2lo
 

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I think it looks fantastic all over, great job.. looks mean and beautiful at the same time. I should have guessed on Japan.. reminds me of my old Rx7's. Thanks for the info, going to save it if I end up with a 4C... even more impressed on her lap times too!
 

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Wow, what an experience!

As soon as I pulled into the pit I recognized @Call me Al’s car as I watched his youtube videos a thousand times and followed his posts on Giuliaforums.com. We ended up pitting together over the next 2 days, BS’d and enjoyed some track time!

Being new to the car to me he took the time to answer all of my questions (I had a lot of them) and came to the rescue when I needed error codes cleared due to running the gas level too low. The guy is awesome and he’s a legit fast driver! A natural talent behind the wheel who loves a bit of slip angle ?

This was my first car track day and it was super enjoyable. The car is very well balanced, predictable at the limit, and fast! The brakes did an admirable job, the initial bite felt good but as you lean into I found I was putting too much brake pressure to get the desired braking distance nailed. I’m sure a set of race brake pads would solve the issue (I’ve got steel brakes) but did affect my braking markers depending on who was behind me. The OEM tires performed great but wore like crazy, especially on the fronts in the middle to shoulder area of the tire. I tried playing with pressures which helped a bit but suppose this is the reality of a 60-hardness tire. I suspect another two days and the fronts are toast. My next set of tires will likely be of a harder variety in wider setup.

If you’re on the fence track vs not don’t be, the Q.V. is an animal and more than capable of enjoyable track time at a spirited pace. It won’t replace my main track tool but loved the experience regardless as this thing is my daily. A few tips… bring a tire pressure gauge and adjust pressures based on wear, bring sunscreen and stay hydrated, ensure your lug nuts are properly torqued, especially if someone else mounted your rims, buy / bring an engine code scanner as suggested earlier.

I hope you guys get a chance to meet other GF.com members out there, it was great to hang out with a fellow enthusiast. @Call me Al hope to see you at the track soon ?
 
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