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Old 11-29-2011, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The release of the 86/FR-S/BRZ

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7...gt-86-moniker/

They finally came out with the release photos and some videos of folks driving it over the weekend, I'm super excited about this car and can hardly wait to get behind the wheel of one. I've been a die hard Toy fan since my dad got his first Tundra in 2000. Anyways let me hear your guys opinions on this budget sports car and the co-op of Subaru and Toyota to develop this car.

A few vids of some Japanese folks driving them... wish I knew what they were saying.

http://autoholics.com/2011/11/27/Fir...-Action-583852
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a cool car. I like the lightweight front engine RWD idea.

The co-op idea makes sense to me- hopefully goes better than the Saab deal.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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somehow, light weight and 2600 lbs just don't go together :shrug:
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Subie version is sexier
(Which is par for Toyota. Take an awesome idea and water it down)

There are only two Toyota Cars I've ever loved driving.

3rd Gen Celica
and the 86-91 Supra.

Everything else... Feh.


Anyway, I hope this car works out and is reliable. Front engine, Rear drive, and a Boxer engine to boot? I'm all over that.
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I think a turbo version has real potential to compete with a few of the mid level sports cars out there. It sure has the fundamentals down and right.
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The Subie version is sexier
(Which is par for Toyota. Take an awesome idea and water it down)

There are only two Toyota Cars I've ever loved driving.

3rd Gen Celica
and the 86-91 Supra.

Everything else... Feh.


Anyway, I hope this car works out and is reliable. Front engine, Rear drive, and a Boxer engine to boot? I'm all over that.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...auto-show-news

Thats the Subaru version, personally I think the Toy version looks better, the look of the Scion version has yet to be seen as well which is the version we will get over here.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks a lot like the 350z in design.
Performance looks fair but a turbo and better brakes along with gutting it a bit might make it more enjoyable.
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Looks like you have to be a double amputee to sit in the back seat. Why bother...
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thats the Subaru version, personally I think the Toy version looks better, the look of the Scion version has yet to be seen as well which is the version we will get over here.
One of the first rendering I saw of the BRZ was in Subaru blue with a scoop a 'la WRX style.

All it needed was gold wheels and it would have been perfect.

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Get that up to 300 HP, and I am interested.
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Why does Toyota need to get all and badge it as a Scion for the US market.

Been waiting for this car for a long time, glad to see its going to be a reality one way or another.
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Looks like you have to be a double amputee to sit in the back seat. Why bother...
Because you plan to sit in the front seat?
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Looks like typical ricer garbage to me. Red-blooded Americans wouldn't be caught dead driving this.
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Looks like typical ricer garbage to me. Red-blooded Americans wouldn't be caught dead driving this.
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Looks like typical ricer garbage to me. Red-blooded Americans wouldn't be caught dead driving this.
Yeah man, red blooded Americans drive American made muscle.

Like the Camaro
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It's going racing in the SuperGT GT300 class next year. output around 300hp.
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somehow, light weight and 2600 lbs just don't go together :shrug:
For how they build cars nowadays that is a featherweight.
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I've driven it. And it rocks

Very well balanced little car- enough power to kick the back end out with a little clutch work and it's light enough to be predictable. Suspension is great stock but even better with a little firmer dampers and lowering springs as we had setup on a second car.

It'll be fun to see what the aftermarket brings to it- I think it'll be a hoot with a few pounds of boost and some sticky tires...

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Under 200hp yay. At least even the v6 mustang(2011-2012) will EAT it
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Looks like typical ricer garbage to me. Red-blooded Americans wouldn't be caught dead driving this.
Toyota RWD cars > all other rice
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Yeah man, red blooded Americans drive American made muscle.

Like the Camaro
more of Aussie muscle.
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looks like a 350z+a M3+ G35 had some baby and that is what was born.

you will be seeing turbo kits for these pretty quickly and they have a nice look, i would get it in black,
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For how they build cars nowadays that is a featherweight.
A 1997 Kia Sephia (Korean tin can) weighs 2160 with a 4 point rollcage, racing seat, harness, detachable steering wheel, no dash, every piece of bolted in parts removed from the interior and 45 pounds of lead...

2600lbs is really good considering it has multiple seats, A/C, heat, radio, full interior, and pretty much all the power shit you can buy I'm sure...
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I've driven it. And it rocks

Very well balanced little car- enough power to kick the back end out with a little clutch work and it's light enough to be predictable. Suspension is great stock but even better with a little firmer dampers and lowering springs as we had setup on a second car.

It'll be fun to see what the aftermarket brings to it- I think it'll be a hoot with a few pounds of boost and some sticky tires...

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