I have had my non pp for about a year . the differences are 18 in wheels 225 40 18 13 in front brakes 11.8 in rear brakes no lsd diff a couple fewer items to customize in the N Grin sys and 25 less horsepower. almost as much fun all out but it is still a lot of fun to drive . if you dont go out for track days or try to race on a competitive level it is a great car i can still go on a long trip and get 33 - 35 mpg it sounds the same without all the pops . and if you get the right price it even better.
The only thing I suspect I'm missing is the eLSD. I haven't used the car on the track, and that probably will wait until summer. I actually prefer having the 18-inch wheel size and Michelin tires, mostly because some reviewers caution the skinny Pirelli tires would be more likely to go flat. And we don't get a spare!
I had test-driven 3 VN PP models before buying this. I went with the base to meet a price point. Very honestly I can't tell a difference. The eLSD might make some of the more aggressive turning I've done go more smoothly. But without hopping in one car after another in a direct AB comparison, I really doubt most people could tell.
I own a base N and the dealership gave me the laminated options list and while it doesn’t have the LSD it does have the smart sense axle and torque vectoring which still makes the car very fun to drive. I’ve already started the bolt on’s, boomba lower torque mount, Boomba BOV and will be ordering the AEM intake for it soon. If you’re considering a base model I’d say go for it, the aftermarket is exploding with parts already so you can turn that base into a screamer if you want.
Went for the Base N and after 5K miles still pleased and amused. Two Track Days at Road America were great fun and though it won't hit 140 on the track, it will corner with the big boys. Great handling and excellent grip in the turns. Just got snow tires/wheels for winter roads and maybe winter autocross events....
Think about it this way. for 2500$ you get an E-LSD, Aftermarket brakes that rival Brembos, extra power, and a louder exhaust.
If you were to do all that aftermarket:
E-LSD itself is going to cost you a pretty penny, not mentioning the labor costs
A BBK is going to run you close to 2k for just the brakes
and a louder exhaust is going to be about 1000 after install.
The tune just to hit the same power figures wil run you about 1000 as well
the 2500$ in that respect is practically a steal.
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