Well.. when I said attenuation and the wheel/pedals thing.. I meant you have to go easy.. I tuned and drive this car with the normal controller which came with the PS2.. and I don't use the sticks I use the D-pad.. SO it should definitely work..
The problem comes in when you are used to driving other cars very hard and throwing them around a lot.. meaning shifting weight and direction.. so on.. I tuned the car to give a muscle car feel... and to be fun to drive.. anyway.. I find the car easy to drive the same way but after I get a feel on how it is going to react and when and where to do what..
You don't always have to be at full throttle, or full brake with the car.. and even the basic controller will allow for it..