agree with track day
also make sure you understand what it is your trying to atchieve with the car- along with its pro's & its cons.How does its mid engined characteristic help & hinder the car?
It has excellent balance and poise, and a very high level of cornering grip. However, with the bulk of its weight in the middle, if the back does start to swing around- it will happen VERY quickly. This means you need to know when this will happen so you can predict it (any sudden change in speed, traction or road camber) and what to do if it does.How does its rear wheel drive help & hinder the car?
It means the front wheels can concentrate on the stearing- but means- in low grip conditions- you can cause power over steer, or, if you choose to accelerate at the wrong time (eg during a slide) you may make things considerably worse.
Be very smooth and gradual, but firm & progressive with your inputs- understand that ANY change or input will alter the balance of the car and thus alter the grip on all 4 wheels.
To begin with at least, brake in a straight line, and obey the motto, "slow in, fast out"- its a far safer way of driving on the road, and the most effective way of reducing lap times on track.
understand what the car is and isn't:
its NOT a devastatingly effective B road blatter in all conditions- you want a scooby for that
its NOT a highly forgiving stuck to the road car- again you want a scooby for that
its NOT a straight line monster- most hot hatches are quicker than it
its NOT a drift friendly RWD car- you want an mx5 or an old BMW for that
it IS a very pure way of driving
it IS a cheap way of driving thrills at relativly slow speeds in safety
it IS great fun and thanks to its lowish power and setup rewards good driving habbits
it IS a great fun convertable- make the most of it!!