They probably are more sensitive to throttle inputs than normally aspirated engines, since you want to richen the mixture up a bit under boost. By contrast, my old Integra didn't seem to care how hard I beat on it, it always got the same mileage in city driving. » 4/16/14 12:40pm Wednesday 12:40pm

Just last friday I was leaving a company event, stuck in a long line of bumper-to-bumper traffic on the two-laner leading out of the place. My car has no torque at all, and hydraulic clutches aren't always consistent in their engagement, especially in stop-and-go situations like that where you're slipping the clutch… » 4/10/14 1:11pm 4/10/14 1:11pm

Frankly, I don't consider F1 drivers athletes at all. I consider them something else entirely, something I think is actually kind of cool. But I'm not that invested in racing (I refuse to call it "Motorsport" because racing isn't a sport in my view), and don't care how cool other people think it is or isn't in comparison … » 4/06/14 11:51am 4/06/14 11:51am

This isn't really a new thing that came along with traction control, though. A car's rolling start time from 5-60 is almost always slower than its standing-start 0-60 time, because you can rev the engine up and launch it at a more advantageous part of the powerband, giving more torque and greater acceleration. » 4/04/14 12:35pm 4/04/14 12:35pm