Well, someone had to do it, and so the first thing I did after I loaded the latest update was to buy a 2019 Mazda3, a 4 door hatch. I took it to GT Brainfart and installed the R26B, 4 rotor engine. Then I tuned it very closely to the Maestro tune for the stock car, just bumped up the springs by 10% and changed the DIFF ratio TO 3.730 just like a Ford Mustang. I totally forgot all about the weight distribution, bought all the tires and took it to le Mans. I already have an RX-8 and an RX-7 with this engine so I knew what to expect from 690 HP. But my my, this little car trumps them all. Now I'm not the fastest kid on the block having just turned 80 years old, but I was turning 4:00 laps all night long with this stock looking little car. A couple of wins, lapping the field both times and the 1.2 million$ engine was paid for!!
The car, running FM-1 will actually go 4.7 four minute laps and 5 laps would be easily possible. While writing up a tuning sheet for the car I twigged on the weight distribution for the stocker, and realized I was away off and was very nose heavy. Which would explain the slightly "pushy" feeling of the cornering and also the front tire wear exceeding the rear. So, I have added 50 kilos to the rear and the overall weight is very similar to the weight of the stock car, now 2780lbs.
So, if anyone is looking for a comfortable grinder for Le Mans, jump in this car and say goodbye to Portilla right around the first hairpin corner on the first lap. If you fly under the Porsche Banner at 3:00 minutes, you will make a 4:00 minute lap.
Hopefully the Maestro can tweak the tune to make it even better!