I would have been happy (and half expected) to make a few laps, drop a transmission on the ground, then push it back out on one engine for the checker. I think I was a bit more optimistic than Bender, but it went far beyond my wildest delusions of grandeur.
If we stiff this marshmallow up and get serious about racing it, it will contend.
I was most surprised by the fuel efficiency. I got 2.5 hours before running it dry and coasting down the chute to paddock entrance. Granted there was about 30 minutes of course-wide yellow on that tank, but that's still great.
The hill climb was my favorite section. Silly strong pull.
Loved the 4WD traction pulling out of the tighter corners.
It had a lot of lean but I think it was actually quite sticky while the tires were still good. My guess is Judy's flag was a result of more power rather than less traction than the MR2. This thing felt planted to me.
Except on the front straight. It was really floaty on the snaky part. Spooky.