I ask this because today was a good day and it was open lapping at a track and me girlfriend came with me. So i always promise her i would not go that fast (bit this is the only time i break a promise XD). I had an incident when i went too fast into a corner and i went on the grass. Me and my girlfriend were ok and i continued back onto the track and finished the session. I was going to go out myself but then when i looked at me girlfriend she was in mixed immotions. I asked if she had fun and then she was like no and then she said when i went off the track it brough up memories of when she got into an accident as a kid and i think it still bothers. She was not the same and even yelled at me on the way home and told me to go the speedlimit.
Did i do anything wrong, other than overcooking the corner and what can i do if so to fix it? Are some of you scared of going fast and what if you went 200 KPH or 124 MPH?
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Speed can be scary if you're not used it. The first time I felt the torque of a muscle car I was like "WHOA HOLY SHIT WTF!" because the fastest thing I had experienced before that only had 180 lb*ft of torque and 200 HP.
Getting people used to speed (like getting them used to heights) is hard. It takes time and patience, and usually THEY have to be the ones in control in order to start liking it. I would think that maybe you need to start her off in something less power and more stable (S model Audis are perfect, kinda fast but feel super safe even at high speeds like they're on rails). She should be the one to drive it too. It would be hard to find a car for her to drive and to get her to drive it, but if she can learn to go fast and not feel scared, it won't be an issue any longer.1