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Old 05-26-2017, 12:13 PM   #1
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2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA MINIVAN VS 2017 TOYOTA 86 WHO WINS IN A DRAG RACE???

Everyone knows that the Toyota 86 has one fatal flaw, a lack of power. Enthusiasts begged Toyota to bring out an affordable sports car with reasonable power at a reasonable price, and all they did was complain about it. Check the comment section on any review of the 86/FRS/BRZ and there will nothing but rants about how the car needs another 50 horsepower. We drove the 86, and we can say that the lack of power is less of a problem than people are making it out to be. We should all be content that Toyota is finally making something interesting. Unfortunately, the 86's lack of power has recently been put on display. Cars.com decided to line up the 86 against the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan. We've always said that the 86 would lose a drag race to a minivan, but actually watching it happen is quite depressing.

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People on the aftermarket have gone to great lengths to make the 86 fast, but we think this misses the point. Spending a ton of money to make the car fast would be better spent buying a car that starts off being fast, like a used BMW M3. Instead, we recommend that 86 owners steer clear of the drag strip and do autocross instead. The 86 was clearly not made for drag racing, so we don't think that losing to a minivan is such a big deal. A top fuel dragster would lose in a one-turn race against a Prius, and that's not such a bad thing.

what do you guys think does it need another 50 hp from the factory or do you love it the way it comes?
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Everyone knows that the Toyota 86 has one fatal flaw, a lack of power. Enthusiasts begged Toyota to bring out an affordable sports car with reasonable power at a reasonable price, and all they did was complain about it. Check the comment section on any review of the 86/FRS/BRZ and there will nothing but rants about how the car needs another 50 horsepower. We drove the 86, and we can say that the lack of power is less of a problem than people are making it out to be. We should all be content that Toyota is finally making something interesting. Unfortunately, the 86's lack of power has recently been put on display. Cars.com decided to line up the 86 against the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan. We've always said that the 86 would lose a drag race to a minivan, but actually watching it happen is quite depressing.

click here to watch the video


People on the aftermarket have gone to great lengths to make the 86 fast, but we think this misses the point. Spending a ton of money to make the car fast would be better spent buying a car that starts off being fast, like a used BMW M3. Instead, we recommend that 86 owners steer clear of the drag strip and do autocross instead. The 86 was clearly not made for drag racing, so we don't think that losing to a minivan is such a big deal. A top fuel dragster would lose in a one-turn race against a Prius, and that's not such a bad thing.

what do you guys think does it need another 50 hp from the factory or do you love it the way it comes?
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The Pacifica is not your normal minivan


This has been hashed over already and really brings out the best in the MOOOOOORE POWER crowd.
Should be a fun read again.
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idk about the top fuel dragster losing to a prius in a one turn race. Humans will go to great lengths to make sure that doesn't happen....
this platform has been used and abused when it comes to straight line comparisons, its old and a lot of us just don't care. its the teenagers and those who could only afford this and a Miata as a sports car that REALLY care. Those that do care, build it properly for the drag strip, but in reality don't care. that's just their passion/hobby.
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So, they are saying the 86 did 0-60 in 8.5 seconds. That is the slowest 0-60 time I've ever seen published, even for the automatic which is usually listed in the mid to high 7s.
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