Standard Mclaren F1 at Tsukuba Circuit, time trial: 1:04.62 on a hot lap -- driven by professional JGTC racing driver. How on earth is it possible for a tuned Honda S2000 with 280 hp, various modifications to suspension, brakes, etc. and weight reduced to 968 kg possible to run Tsukuba at 1:01.01? Or how about a modified RX-7 with 400 HP and at 1100 kg running at 0:59.688? Now, they didn't specify what tires these cars use, but from being able to observe them visually they are not slicks, nor are they very wide. Perhaps they are using soft tires that will not last very long despite them not being slicks? That doesn't make a lot of sense though. But my question is simply, how can the standard F1 get beaten by THAT MUCH by a 280 HP S2000? Now, I'm fully aware that the stock F1 is not set up for track use by default, but how can it be that bad? The F1 is light and is excellent in pretty much every regard. Tsukuba is a very tight track, I know that, but I still can't see it, not even nearly.