Discussion in 'Internal Combustion' started by Soup, Apr 7, 2012.
Subaru BRZ video review - Autocar.co.uk
Call me shallow, but I spend 95% of my driving on the highway - the engine data just makes the 370z look the far better option.
Very nice victory for the Scooby BRZ. Well deserved.
Surprising how little extra performance the BRZ has over the MX5, there a sizeable 31hp per ton which is huge.
So, this car is not for you. It is nice there are cars for all different desires/needs. :t-cheers:
Glad the BRZ has tuning potential. But
comparing the prices, the BRZ is not a bargain, depending on what on need. If somebody want straightline performance, the BRZ is a completely wrong car and it is overpriced. Even I know this car is not meant to accelerate fast, I'd still like it to have better results. But in fact to know for sure we'd need 1/4 mile times.
In Sweden the new Opel Astra OPC is cheaper than BRZ and Opel comes with Recaro seats, brembo brakes, LSD, Adaptive chassi, 19" wheels, 280 horsepower and 5 years warranty. I cant wait for some real OPC tests but by the sound of it, its the best bargain.
I haven't any complaints over its actual performance just that it's PTW doesn't quite match up when compared to cars with similar PTW, I wonder why this is that's all. After all it doesn't have AWD to sap power and nor is it wanting for more gears though looking after where it's torque is produced I'm betting it really needs to by revved to achieve reasonable acceleration and I doubt it will win any prizes for in-gear acceleration.
This car will appeal to a very youthful market that just want to drive and experience every journey like a race but those who are use to FI will definitely not get this car at all.
Should have used the Elise instead of the 370Z. It's as practical as the MX5 give or take. But I guess the Elise was too much for the BRZ so it was the safest option. Don't want to stop the BRZ hype.
You are making ludicrous generalizations based on a test, which is intended to be subjective. The 0-60 mph is only a measure of traction. Subaru and Toyota were very clear from the beginning that the BRZ and GT-86 Michelin Primacy tires taken from the Toyota Prius are not intended for optimum traction, but intended for driving fun and allowing the car to break traction easily.
For all anyone knows, the BRZ blows the doors off the MX5 once it gets traction past 60 mph. The test says nothing about that.
Inspite of all that in American tests, the BRZ has put down the numbers exactly where 200 HP cars should be. 0 - 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and 1/4 mile 14.8 seconds with a trap speed of 96 mph.
Levi is absolutely right about criticizing cars not intended for being drag racing cars sounds silly to begin with.
Calling Elise "practical" is like calling Madonna a gospel singer in a choir. It is a complete noise chamber with so much noise permeating through the aluminum tub that one needs to raise his/her voice to have a conversation with another person.
^ I wasn't aware of that so maybe I did indeed jump to conclusions but without this prior knowledge anyone would have thought as I did wouldn't you think?
Isn't this drivers cars comparison, isn't sound of the main attributes to give it the rush of driving? If the Elise was in there, BRZ wouldn't be the best drivers car and that is not possible.
The test seems purely subjective. To me, the 0-60 mph in the spec list seem almost like the "official manufacturer claims" than anything else.
Who said it was not a drag car?
Great result for the BRZ. Somewhat bold move for Subaru to have its road press tests on the Route Napoleon. If any test would show the shortcoming of the car and prove the detractors right, it would be on such high altitude passes where the 370Z stands a good chance of being the more thrilling drive, aided by its sheer grunt.