I'm gutted. 100%. Like... there's a level of just... disappointment I've experienced.
Been trying Mission 8-6 for a while now, and came here for help. Bought the WRX, my preferred choice of the Evo just wasn't working.
Ran a variation on the no pitting strategy where I'd sit behind the McLaren and draft until he pit on fuel map 6, then switch to map 4 and finish the race on 4. Hard tires.
It worked up to the point where the AI WRX and Viper caught me, because I am in no way good enough for a different strategy when I can at best catch the Corvette and Huracan. So, I have to resort to the usual anti-rabbit shenanigans; block. And block I did, right to the part where in the short part before turn three on the final lap I get hit by the Viper as I move down to shut the door on the inside.
I lose my line, correct and boost the fuel map to 1 to get a good enough exit so I can block on the straight. I get a good run, not sure if the AI hit each other when the Viper hit me, but as I'm sailing toward the line... the fuel runs out.
I try to stay between the now side-by-side WRX and Viper. Viper cuts low, WRX goes high and I block the WRX... the Viper passes me and wins by .152.
.152 is all it takes.