Man I want to test drive one...
+1 if the price is really around 22k its a possibility that ill pick up one for autoxMan I want to test drive one...
I think the aftermarket will be the only choice for those interested. They said STI was coming out with some goodies, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was just keychains and t-shirts.I wonder what the engine placement will do to possible forced induction.
Meh! highlights as follows:
1) handles good
2) Brakes are 2 piston front/1 Rear
3) Compared to the Impreza, the BRZ's engine is placed 120 mm lower and 240 mm further back. And that's why there's no turbo, and no plans to include one – the engine occupies the space where Subaru would normally bolt one on.
4) can take 18" wheels and 45 offsets. Good for building a show car.
5) Subaru plans a longer life-cycle for the car, six to seven years instead of four to five, and it was strongly hinted that we would see a power bump during a mid-cycle refresh – but not a turbocharged bump. We were told as well, though, that this engine will be the base of Subaru's next-generation turbocharged engine.
Its a mixed bag. Hard to tell until it actually falls in the hands of a decent tuner/builder!
Only the potential for a DD at this point it would seem.
when you put it like that... cant wait for STi to get their hands on it!! or even better Prodrive.I don't know if I'd call it slow... 200hp is nothing to sneeze at in a 2700lb car. The weight/power ratios aren't that far apart between the X and this car:
13.5 lb/hp - BRZ
12.2 lb/hp - Evo X (stock of course)
Add to that a center of gravity lower than a Ferrari 458 Italia and I think you at least have a handling monster, down on power (sounds strangely familiar around here)