Sounds like you love the car, and that's what matters, not anyone else's perceptions. Remember, all power is relative to weight, a 100hp car can feel like a rocket if it only weighs 800kg, Lotus and MG proved that decades ago. I love cars that are torquey in the mid-upper powerband, you can putter around quietly 90% of the time, sipping gas, but when you floor it they come to life. That's a lot of fun.
I spent a couple days driving nothing else but the F1, even took it down to the shops to get my comics and all that. For what it is, it's easy to drive in traffic, at least compared to similar cars (like the F40). The steering is light and perfect, suspension is taut but doesn't beat you up (after we did some adjusting), the brakes are extremely good (they're CC, not steel), and the clutch isn't nearly as heavy as one would fear (all CF/kevlar). I have the GTR sequential gearbox, but it's heavy and unnecessary, so it's in storage. When's the last time you've driven a car w/o ABS, TC, or even power steering? Doesn't matter though, it all just works due to amazing engineering and the lightness of the chassis. Next week it'll have A/C, too! Hooray! No stereo though, I'm never adding one. There's nothing in the world like that car, and that's a real shame because it would be awesome if more people could drive them. Funny thing, a few people have asked me if it's real and I tell them, "Yeah, right, you'd need to be nuts to drive a real F1 around town." So I guess they think it's a replica and go about their business, most folks don't know what it is though, and that's fine too.
I'm a Michelin guy and I try to put PSS, PS2, or PSC tires on everything I have, unless they're completely unnecessary. They're just incredible meats and worth every cent. While I do have some Pirellis on a few cars, because Michelin hasn't made a size-equivalent, I don't like them nearly as much.
It's my first car so I very much love it but it will also serve me a way to improve my driving . Even if its pedal position isn't very ideal for heel and toe braking, I have managed successful downshifts when driving it. It's absolutely great being a petrol head since very little, all those years I've been practising the movement and watching videos on how to do it has been very much paid off.
Who needs stereo when you have that glorious BMW V12 engine sitting exactly behind you. The sound of that alone is music to my ears.
I will be considering Michelins if they don't have the Continental ExtremeContact I just hope it's available in the right size. Thanks for the tip.