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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-01-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,390
Views: 602,245
Posted By Sport-Tech
According to the guy on supramkv who has insider...

According to the guy on supramkv who has insider contacts and appears to be something of an insider himself, what was shown in Europe was a prototype - the final designs for the front and rear...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-03-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 15,049
Posted By Sport-Tech
Relating to the post topic - just saw this ...

Relating to the post topic - just saw this (http://www.motortrend.com/news/toyota-plotting-next-generation-of-sports-cars/)on MT:


If they plan to have a second-gen released to market in a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,390
Views: 602,245
Posted By Sport-Tech
All the recent photos of the BMW prototypes have...

All the recent photos of the BMW prototypes have been of soft tops. And BMW going with only the soft top body style is being consistently reported in the auto media, e.g.:...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,390
Views: 602,245
Posted By Sport-Tech
LOL great argument.

LOL great argument.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,390
Views: 602,245
Posted By Sport-Tech
Don't forget that (unlike the case of the twins)...

Don't forget that (unlike the case of the twins) there will be structural differences between the BMW and Toyota versions due to the fact that the Bimmer variant will be a soft-top and the Supra will...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3,390
Views: 602,245
Posted By Sport-Tech
True. Engine weights for 4 cylinder turbos...

True.

Engine weights for 4 cylinder turbos are a little hard to find, but the BMW N20 is reported to weigh 128kg or about 300 lbs. The N20 is an older design outputting about 250hp, so assuming...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 65,921
Posted By Sport-Tech
Congratulations on the car. I just read the full...

Congratulations on the car. I just read the full Top Gear magazine comparison test and in-depth review published a few days ago - it was a near-total rave (aside from a few cracks about its...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,390
Views: 602,245
Posted By Sport-Tech
You're a bit high there - according to Porsche...

You're a bit high there - according to Porsche the base Cayman is 2988 lbs.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,390
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Posted By Sport-Tech
The Corvette uses a platform designed and...

The Corvette uses a platform designed and developed about 7 years ago and sports a relatively heavy v8. With the use of lighter structural and body materials that are being applied more widely in car...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,390
Views: 602,245
Posted By Sport-Tech
No, I am talking about the Toyota version with...

No, I am talking about the Toyota version with the 4 cylinder in it. I am sure the BMW will weigh another 200+ lbs.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-14-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3,390
Views: 602,245
Posted By Sport-Tech
3000 lbs can be done. The bulkier Civic Type R...

3000 lbs can be done. The bulkier Civic Type R weighs in at a touch over 3100 lbs. RWD will add a bit of weight but the Supra being higher priced can make more use of aluminium or extremely...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-28-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,069
Posted By Sport-Tech
If only you could substitute the base model's...

If only you could substitute the base model's spoiler for that wing.... or be 18 again.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-27-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,069
Posted By Sport-Tech
Has there been any word yet on whether the tS...

Has there been any word yet on whether the tS will make it to Canada? Or the PP option for MY 2018?
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 06-16-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,306
Posted By Sport-Tech
I felt that way initially, but have come to...

I felt that way initially, but have come to appreciate its audaciousness. I have not yet seen it in the flesh but the hi-res videos out now are getting me more comfortable with its look. Throw on...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 06-12-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,941
Posted By Sport-Tech
This thing is seriously fast on track. Watching a...

This thing is seriously fast on track. Watching a Facebook video of the head chassis engineer, a young guy, drive one of the attendees at the Montreal track day around the track at full blast was...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 06-12-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 27,133
Posted By Sport-Tech
I don't recall the details but Canada has...

I don't recall the details but Canada has recently done some of what you ask for. The safety requirements have been brought in line with US standards (for example Canada no longer has more...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 06-10-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,306
Posted By Sport-Tech
Alonso needs to carjack one of the CTRs on...

Alonso needs to carjack one of the CTRs on display at the Montreal F1 circuit for the race tomorrow - it would give him a better chance of actually making it to the finish line.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 06-10-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,306
Posted By Sport-Tech
No you wouldn't, because the CTR is (and always...

No you wouldn't, because the CTR is (and always has been) a four seater....
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 06-10-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,306
Posted By Sport-Tech
That's initially true for just about every Next...

That's initially true for just about every Next Big Thing to hit, but a demand-supply equilibrium is nearly always established eventually, although patience may be needed. The Focus RS was very hard...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 06-10-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,306
Posted By Sport-Tech
[Wrong forum area for this. Expect the thread to...

[Wrong forum area for this. Expect the thread to be moved.]

The CTR review embargo ends next week, so watch out for assessments later in the week - initial comments on social media look promising....
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 06-10-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,941
Posted By Sport-Tech
This car is never going to win any beauty...

This car is never going to win any beauty contests; I needed an eye rinse on first viewing it online. But as so many other aspects of the car were personally interesting or appealing I've continued...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 06-10-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,941
Posted By Sport-Tech
Great post. Allow me to add one other category of...

Great post. Allow me to add one other category of reflexive response made by many keyboard-wielding "experts": "Only an idiot would buy this when you can get a [2011/12/13] [Cayman/Sti/Mustang...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-08-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 94,656
Posted By Sport-Tech
No Canadian press release - it was always...

No Canadian press release - it was always unlikely we'd get the tS given we weren't deemed worthy of the PP. Maybe we'll see the PP for 2018?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-20-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By Sport-Tech
My read of "sign off" as used here is that Toyota...

My read of "sign off" as used here is that Toyota has yet to make a final decision to go ahead with a second generation car for production.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-20-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,742
Posted By Sport-Tech
Carsguide: the refresh is a step backwards

A new Aussie review at Carsguide (https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-reviews/toyota-86-gts--53735#crosshead-driving)offers a harsh critique of the new suspension setup:


It concludes:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-20-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By Sport-Tech
On not having signed off yet on a second gen...

On not having signed off yet on a second gen model: isn't it a bit late in the game for making such a decision? I thought new-gen design and engineering started as soon as a mid-cycle refresh was...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-20-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By Sport-Tech
Interesting statement in new 86 review

Automobile's (http://www.automobilemag.com/news/first-drive-2017-toyota-86/)review of the 2017 GT86 is up now, and it contained this:
The twins aren't the only cars with this issue; I have...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-19-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,211
Posted By Sport-Tech
As I said, "in the US market". Mazda Canada as...

As I said, "in the US market". Mazda Canada as usual went its own way. There is no GX variant (Sport in US) for the RF.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-19-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,211
Posted By Sport-Tech
Answered over at Miata.net - apparently not a...

Answered over at Miata.net - apparently not a problem. None of these modern cars are really that great for arm hangouts anyways unless you are abnormally tall - windows are too high.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-19-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,211
Posted By Sport-Tech
I suspect the BRZ seating may feel lower to some...

I suspect the BRZ seating may feel lower to some in its seating because of its slightly higher dash and hood (giving a bit of a bathtub feel relative to the ND). Driving both within 1/2 an hour of...
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