: Why can't I steer my V with the throttle (nannies off)?

12-14-11, 08:11 PM
I know the V isn't a quad on a dirt track but part of the fun of having a sporty car is being able to control it the way I want. I accidentally turned left in front of a car coming from the left. What normally would have been a quick stab of the throttle to swing the rear end out of the way instead ended with the engine cutting out and me left looking like the jerk I am. Why would it do this with the nannies off? Ive seen videos of V's doing doughnuts and I know there is no way my V is doing that. Is something wrong with my V or do I need something for the ECU?

12-14-11, 08:31 PM
Are you sure you had them all turned off, or did you have it in Competitive Mode?


12-14-11, 08:36 PM
I pushed the TC button twice, which is competitve mode right? I thought that was nannies off.

12-14-11, 09:29 PM
You have to hold the button down until it says stabilitrack off.

12-14-11, 09:37 PM

12-14-11, 09:40 PM
You have to hold the button down until it says stabilitrack off.

Thanks, my friend warned me not to buy a car that is smarter than me. :confused:

12-14-11, 10:35 PM
Cars have been smarter then people for years, look at KITT or Christine. Be careful tho...like Chuck Norris, theyre always watching.

12-14-11, 11:05 PM

when you turn off the yaw control, tread lightly. i almost turned mine around on the highway at about 80 mph...


12-15-11, 10:07 AM
Better know what youre doing and risking when taking the nannies off.....You have no idea how much they are saving your butt

12-15-11, 10:17 AM
competitive mode lets you look like a hero, Stabilitrak off is only for the brave IMO.

12-15-11, 09:44 PM
^sage advice

With everything on, I still managed to spin my V1 twice.

12-15-11, 09:55 PM
With just TC off, u-turns are easy.

12-16-11, 12:26 AM
With just TC off, u-turns are easy.

i never knew it was possible to see my rear license plate while facing forward from the drivers seat.

12-18-11, 02:55 AM
I was wondering how loose it can get without yaw control. I don't own a V yet, but I did the V Performance Academy and I couldn't believe how well the car hung on to the curves. But by the time I got home I realized we had it in competitive mode and I wonder if I would have ate it in any of those corners. I guess when I get one I'll just take it out to an empty lot and figure it out!

12-19-11, 10:53 AM
I spend a lot of time with the nannies off. It is a violent and humbling experience.

You will realize you are not half the driver you thought you were. You wil certainly question the merit of 556hp, rear drive and skinny tires. You WILL get over your head, and hopefully learn to save it.

Hot damn that's why I bought this thing.

12-19-11, 07:33 PM
UPCOMING THREAD: "I wrecked my V!!!!"