Slowly but surely, I’ve been testing the limits on RedRock. Pulling at the tail of the beast if you will… Today, driving home from work I decided to take a spirited drive. I selected “sport” mode and switched the Range Device on. For those of you that don’t know what that is, well… That is the “on” switch that GM forgot to include.
The Range device enables the Active Fuel Management (AFM) to be disabled. This means the L99 is in full 8 cylinder mode all the time. With the Range device “on”, RedRock takes on a different personality.
So, there is this off-camber left-hander on the way home that if you catch “just right”, will put a perma-grin on your face of epic proportions. I’ve taken this all wrong before in bowtie6 and the result was a nice loop: I ended up facing the wrong way. Well today was special… I was able to get RedRock in most impressive oversteer drift. Nothing stupid, mind you… Just right! Just the kind of stuff that makes you want more…
I just love this car! 400hp at your beck and call is just intoxicating. That magic moment indeed!