I maintain that this combo can be made to work, but it requires the Lotus 23 and Mini to be at the top of their handling game and for the C3 to be a stereotypical pig of a car. I can't say how it is now without further testing, I'm just theorising its possibilities with updates. It reminds me of the Ford Galaxie vs Mini situation. But as it is the class is entirely fictional (I think?). So it's more of an homage to the crazy 60s touring car grids. Remember that AMS2 is supposed to represent the colorful world of motorsports. This is also what the Group 5 class feels in Raceroom. You have reasonable race cars and then you have the stupid Greenwood Corvette that doesn't do corners, but flies past everything on straights. It's dumb, but also fun and one way to win races (if you can minimise lost time in corners). Having said that it wouldn't hurt to be able to rule out the C3 at faster tracks where its relative downsides (even if it had less grip etc) wouldn't matter. Or for the time being if it is indeed always faster even at somewhere twistier like Cadwell Park.