I am getting better with the Spyder, but I haven't driven it in competition (yet). I think mid-engined cars require more skill, but of course when driven well they will get the best lap times. Front wheel drive cars are easy since if it gets a bit sideways on corner entry while trail braking, you just add throttle to get instant understeer (despite that trait, I did spin the Neon ACR a few times in competition). Front engine rear drive cars like Corvettes (or Mustangs) are a bit more difficult, but fairly easy to catch when slip angles get too high. Mid-engine rear drive cars have higher trail braking limits, and better grip on corner exit, and those traits give better lap times. However, the centralized weight makes for faster responses/instability (read twitchy handling). Higher skills, smooth inputs, and quick reactions are required to get the most out of mid-engine rear drive cars. Sloppy driving will get slow times.