I quote from Car and Driver's website: "Ordinarily, our standard response to adding mass is essentially phobic. However, unlike most scenarios relating to automotive dynamics, at Bonneville, weight is perceived as an asset. "It's one of the major tricks here," says Baechtel. "Adding weight makes the car more stable." Accordingly, once Baechtel and Habrzyk had the Honda's interior gutted and its safety features in place, they added weight, bulking the car up to about 3200 pounds with an empty gas tank (versus 2896, with a full tank, in our most recent test of a production S2000)." http://www.caranddriver.com/features/1810/sport-not-so-fast-there-bud-page3.html Shall I go further?