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No. I'm totally correct. You turn in, and apply throttle at the same time? You're pushing into understeer right off the bat. You can't say you were trying to drift or anything, because you need front tire grip to do so, and you didn't allow for them to do anything.Incorrect. Application of throttle happens at turn in. The car shouldn’t understeer in the way it did. The car should swing itself around on throttle input. Front and rear suspension on the GT86 is rather stiff. There isn’t enough transmitted load from acceleration to throw off the front load. There are posted examples of this in the thread already. I owned this car. I know how snappy turn in is.
You are overwhelming the fronts, and it's understeering not because its a trait of the car or the game, but because the driver is forcing it to. ANY car can understeer if you make it. "There isn't enough load from acceleration to throw off the front end"... what in the world does that even mean? There is no load on the front tires from acceleration, but you can lighten the front giving it less grip by transitioning the weight back, which only causes more understeer. You aren't doing ANYTHING to the chassis dynamically on turn in, you just turn and throttle. There is no mind paid to chassis balance, car position, braking to weight the fronts, slowing to allow for adequate traction or anything. You enter the turn at speed then plow through it by turning in WAY TOO MUCH and then instead of lifting or winding out the wheel, you just turn in more and push it harder. It is absolutely insane to watch. NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN PAST THE LIMITS OF THE FRONT TIRES. Nothing, nada, zilch, finito.... you have ZERO control because it's ruined until you let the fronts grip, which you never did. If you did that at a HPDE or track event people would be very concerned, because to a driver, understeer sucks, and making it worse by just turning in more is less than a rookie mistake, it's intentionally being abusive to the car.
It doesn't matter at all what the real world FRS does, you are incorrectly driving the one in AC.
As a funny side note, I was instructing at a drift event in WA state and had an older guy in a black FT-86 with me. Nothing I could do would make this man NOT understeer and push into it. He just thought "more steer = more turn" which sounds a lot like what you're thinking. And this is at less than 20mph. He just didn't get it, even after I took over and showed him how easy it was to unbalance the car and throttle into oversteer. He just pushed and pushed into his skittering tires and everyone I was there with felt bad for the car, for him, and for me. He wore his fronts more than the rears... on a drift day.
We didn't let him outside the skid pad after that.