I haven't tuned a car yet, preferring at this point to drive a bunch of stock cars that are various drivetrains, age and power, on CM to SH tires, to try and get a feel for what PD has programmed into the track/car physics relationships before I have a go and trying to make anything better. Initial impressions so far are that you are on the right track, every car I have driven, about 7 or 8 so far was fun, with no glaring bad habits out of the box. They did what you would expect them to do given their drivetrain, tires, power, age etc. Probably won't get into much tuning until later today or tomorrow..but if anyone posts something up I might give it a go!!! Hint.... Props for throwing out the Canadian black ice reference And don't wait 3 years to update your game this time!!