We were curious what would happen if someone brought a car with air suspension to a track day... Wonder no more.
At our latest event, August 23rd, we had someone bring a car with air bag suspension to the track. We weren't sure how it would do. Evil M Motorsports brought this show-car quality Mazda 3 to our event and it absolutely performed well.
Air Lift suspension isn't kidding around at all, when they say that their air suspension is actually track-ready and capable. Push-button adjustable suspension like in Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsports, it's a very cool thing to have. The first few laps, the suspension was a little soft, so simply increasing the air pressure inside the bags was enough to make the car handle the increased suspension loading without issues. The car drove there, drove around the track, and then drove back home.
So that's what we think of air suspension; it's just another form of suspension but it can be quite handy to have that super-simple adjustment. Overall, we like it. Here's a video about the experience
Falcon Autosport authors are a team of track day organizers and motorsports enthusiasts in general. Drew drives a 2003 Honda Civic EP3 with 17 previous owners and 320,000+ km.