It absolutely is - I highly recommend it! ----- Minor update - I was hoping to run the car one last time this weekend, but I ended up with a decent sized cut in the passenger rear tire sidewall on a run and I'm not comfortable street driving with it. Enter the Z! ..and its 3 year old RS-3s. High for the day was 50, strong north breeze, it was amusing all the way around. Good way to end the year, and remind me what it's like to feel totally confident and comfortable in a car. First run of the PM session - cold tires was hilarious. HILARIOUS. [YOUTUBE]PdWm_HqPAyY[/YOUTUBE] Best raw time of the day (had a cone somewhere) [YOUTUBE]SO5u-UE6sNM[/YOUTUBE] In hindsight, I do a lot of tiptoeing in the Camaro, where in the Z I'm more gun it and figure it out later. What gives the confidence to do this even on worn out tires? 4+ years of seat time in the Z Neutral handling: Will push a bit if you overcook it driving into corners, but easily correctable with a quick brake tap Rotates predictably through corners with controlled throttle Hard initial brake bite (thanks Carbotech!) and solid, predictable ABS performance allow for stupid heavy braking Compared to the Camaro - One season and some change dodging cones in it Handling is a mixed bag: Turn in is quick, but it gets into an unrecoverable push if you get in too hot Rotates freely (like, really freely) with the throttle, making corner exit a delicate process and delaying getting back to the power Hard braking (I supposed it's trail braking) into corners brings the rear around, often rather abruptly Manual brakes and sub-optimal master cylinder sizes are difficult to modulate (new masters that are still sitting on the bench..), initial bite is fairly soft and walking the line between no brakes and lockup is tricky Soooooo, now we just have to figure out how to make the bottom more like the top? Season starts March 6th..