Oct 29th, 2010, 07:16 PM
When I test drove a JCW on release I thought torque steer ruined the handling especially compared to my 2003 Cooper S. So when I heard that Mini were going to cure the torque steer on 2010 cars with software I was sceptical as it seemed too fundemental to be addressed by a bit of tweaking. Now having my new R56 Cooper S for a week I suddenly realised I have not noticed any torque steer and neither am I aware of the car/software fighting it. The handling of the R56 is now so close to the R53 someone simple like me would need to do back to back testing to tell the differences. The improvement in the ride is obvious.