Giles wrote:You describe exactly the opposite of everything I experienced in the 2.2 Z4 I had the pleasure of driving for a week or so last May. The car was one of the best handling I have ever driven.
M Blur wrote:I don't think any Zed has or will ever be described as "best handling" Giles..
M Blur wrote:..as I have no doubt the Z4 drives with far better manners than prev' Zeds... albeit still in an old fashioned manner compared to say the dynamically excellent Boxster.
Giles wrote:Preach when you have experienced Jon - there's a good chap
Giles wrote:And mine too Jon - you do keep me merrily entertained whilst I eat my lunch at the desk.
Zmeagol wrote:After 9000 miles I feel the Z4 'out of the box' with its runflats handles better (more predictable, better roadholding) than my M roadster with its strut brace and Eagle F1s. But I would agree with John that on typical British roads the car is unsettled in the dead ahead position. Switching sport mode on helps.
Gimlet wrote:It's interesting reading the personal opinions shown here.
Personally I am impressed with the general handling of my Alpina after the Tuscans I had owned previously. Whilst the Tuscans were very brutal and skittish the Alpina seems very sure-footed, nimble and equally as quick.
Whilst doing Dream Rides at the Classic Sports Car Show in October I was talking with a Noble representative who was there with one of their cars and who asked to go out in the Alpina. He told me that Noble actually use a 3.0L Z4 as a track testing benchmark for their own cars as they believe it to be one of the best handling car available.
M Blur wrote:Every track comparison I've seen on the Zee4 is not overly flattering and they don't post quick lap times.
Gimlet wrote:Having owned 3 TVR's I would actually question their published figures for performance. Yes, they feel quick, but how much is that due to the "seat of the pants" sensation experienced when driving such a "basic" car, no traction control, no ABS, rock hard suspension etc., and I am yet to find a TVR which kicks out the stated BHP.
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