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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:51 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:05 AM
Edited by Mugs, 14 April 2012 - 12:09 AM.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:38 AM
I thought it was funny how it said "Toyota boxer" on the intake cover. But what really pisses me off, is they (both SOA and TRD) make a cool looking car and then stick the "dinky" motor in it. They could have at least put in the Turbo motor. But I am sure they are testing the consumer market, and then will offer a GT or something like that with the 2.5T motor and other go fast goodies in it.
As gas prices continue to raise, for most people, it's going to be all about MPG and less about HP. It's not how fast you can go around the commuting track, it's how many gas station "pit stops" your daily driver has to make.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:08 PM
But what really pisses me off, is they (both SOA and TRD) make a cool looking car and then stick the "dinky" motor in it. They could have at least put in the Turbo motor
I don't see any problem with the 2.0 engine. The car is being targeted at the same people who would buy a Miata (~170 HP) or something like that (think British sports car... something light and fun to drive). They would be placing themselves against a hard competition if they tried to compete against a Z370, a Genesis Coupe or the likes. In fact it looks like other makers are going to start producing cars to fill the same niche as the GT86, so the market is going to get really fun in the not-so-distant future.
Besides, Toyota has a cars to fill the niches above the GT86. They would be reluctant to compete against themselves
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:09 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:53 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:54 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:56 AM
A turbo engine, with the inevitable lag, will NOT suit the car. The whole package is sharp and connected, and messing with the linear throttle response by sticking a turbine in the exhaust will detract from the driving experience.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:09 PM
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