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Old 25th July 2012, 07:50 PM
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Toyota have tagged it as the "86" over here. I believe it is a throwback / reference to the older Celica sports car.
Actually based on the last of the rear wheel drive Corollas.
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Saw the Toyota FT-86 version while on a trip to Switzerland. Certainly looked nice. But I can't help but feel that a WRX or STI with 5 doors instead of 3 would be more useful as a daily driver that can pull track duty as well. In other words, the BRZ would be an awesome second (or third) car.
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I have had a look over the Toyota version and i really liked it. A touch 'plasticky' inside and on the road for roughly $34,000 for the GT version. I have not seen the BRZ yet but that's the way i would go.
Best looking Toyota i have seen.
Stock i think Subaru quoted 7.4 secs to 100kph which is not bad really.
Apparently Subie are going to bring out an STI version but not a turbo yet.
I cannot for the life of me think that Subie WON"T do a limited run of hotted up turbo. Now that would be cool!!
I reckon i would like one in the garage for a bit of fun.
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will be hard to turbo apparently due to the high compression of the engine.
i think it would actually surprised me if DO make a turbo version or a STI version, i think subaru would be afraid that it would take the attention away from its leadership sports car the, WRX, which is set to see a new version is a couple of years.
so i see it unlikely they will bring out a turbo brz to take focus away from the wrx
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I was just guessing about the turbo but the Toyota bloke told me Subie WAS going to do an STI version.
The Toyota does come in a GT and a GTS but i think mechanically they are the same. Maybe the STI one is equal to the GTS. I think he quoted about $42,000 for the GTS.
Once the sale bonanza dies down in a year or so i can still see a hot rod version. They certainly would be silly to flag a hottie when they are selling like hot cakes.
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im not saying it wont happen, especially for toyota i can see them bringing out a hot version, but would make sense for subaru to do also- once again im not saying that they wont.
the gt and gts are basically the same except the usual stuff such as alloy's etc
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From what ive read the STI version will just be lightened a bit more and will have an engine tune to push ~30-40kw more out of it.
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Well that would still be cool considering they are claiming 7.4 or 7.5 secs 0 to 100 as standard. That would have to push it into mid 6ers i reckon.
If they have the balance right it would have to be a fun car.
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The Toyota does come in a GT and a GTS but I think mechanically they are the same.
And the GTS also gets bigger brakes.
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I took a BRZ for a test drive a week or so ago. It was the most fun I have had driving for a very long time in fact probably ever! It was probably only for about 20 minutes but plenty of twisty roads and since the sales fellow was a bit busy at the time he let me take it by myself! This was good for extra fun and and I could stop and take a few photos. It helps that I have bought a number of vehicles from the dealership over the years...

Anyway, I have read that the BRZ could do with more power. That must be on the basis that any vehicle could do with more power. Just like a go kart feels fast at 30 or 40 km/h this felt like it had more than enough power and it felt like I was flying along. It was like a high powered go kart and I would recommend a drive to anyone. It is a long way down to the seat but once in the fun begins. In fact it was quite fun looking at it as well!



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