Originally Posted by jhigga15
I will never understand how a stratus body can out handle an NSX body...I know that they would race in 2 different classes...but still I hear that they are the best...
You can scale down a car, but you can't scale down air. You have to consider the amount of air scoopage "race" type bodies' (Stratus, Mazda, Alfa etc.) rear spoilers have to allow for sufficient rear down force (stability). Even though the RC NSX body has a lower-profile, wedgier front end compared to an Alfa, the more vertical nose, along with the windshield's placement and angle, will definitely give the Alfa more low-speed traction through the turns.
Sometimes a dialed car can be fine tuned just by changing the body. But if your car isn't set-up & tweaked right for your track, which ever body you use may not even matter. Just give it a shot. The times are better now. Before the Stratus was the only choice ... but it worked.