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Old 09-16-2015, 01:28 AM   #113
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I'm far more interested in what's under the skin than the superficial looks of a new body kit.

I know its really just a face lift, but it wouldn't hurt to improve the CAI with say a better snorkel in the bumper (improve / increase air flow), smooth out the torque dip (updated factory tune) and even go so far as upgrade the diff ratio. Though subtle, its these sorts of inexpensive changes that could improve the car and help them renew interest in the platform.

I'm happy with the stock wheel size myself, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to update the design and, more importantly, go a little lighter to further enhance handling.
Won't happen. Cafe standards. Mpg matters. Some tests are done at half of the max rpm, which is exactly in the middle of the torque dip.
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Won't happen. Cafe standards. Mpg matters. Some tests are done at half of the max rpm, which is exactly in the middle of the torque dip.
I do appreciate it would matter for the US market, but the twins are sold all over the world. Its not like the engine is being replaced with another and I have seen manufacturers tweak outputs / do small drivetrain upgrades here and there come facelift time.

Lighter wheels and diff ratio would have no impact on those tests for instance, but would improve the platform in a meaningful and inexpensive manor. I say inexpensive as the cost would be amortised across total twin production.
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I do appreciate it would matter for the US market, but the twins are sold all over the world. Its not like the engine is being replaced with another and I have seen manufacturers tweak outputs / do small drivetrain upgrades here and there come facelift time.

Lighter wheels and diff ratio would have no impact on those tests for instance, but would improve the platform in a meaningful and inexpensive manor. I say inexpensive as the cost would be amortised across total twin production.
We can certainly dream. Majority of the twins are sold in North America(me thinks). But shorter diff ratio does have an impact, although small(1-2-3mpg). Cafe standards matter, it is more than just a number they are chasing. It is actually very complicated. Mpg is one of the things people(non-forum people) look at when buying this car. It's an economical sports coupe.
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Look at all those tomatoes and what appears to be maybe oranges growing right on the side of the road there!
It's pumpkin, or some other cucurbitaceae. Trust me, the Eifel is not somewhere where Mediterranean fruits can grow by the side of the road. Climate-wise.
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Who cares about them plants. Look at that smoker!
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IDK wheel gap looks smaller. Maybe evidence of the supposed new Sachs suspension bits?
The Sachs suspension does not change the wheel gap. It is already provided by Toyota Japan as an accessory.
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I think its a Scion/Toyota due to the grill pattern, grill shape, and red seat patches. BRZ's never came with those type of seats or that grill pattern.
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So the big question is: why would they need a test car, driving around in Germany, just to test a new bumper and a wing?

Maybe there is more to come than just minor exterior changes.
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:45 AM   #121
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So the big question is: why would they need a test car, driving around in Germany, just to test a new bumper and a wing?

Maybe there is more to come than just minor exterior changes.
Well if you believe the rumors there is supposed to be an updated intake manifold, and suspension.
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This thread is too tame, lets kick it up a notch.

Think i see some turbo noises coming from the engine.
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same wheels? comeon bro, give us 17x7.5 at least
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So the big question is: why would they need a test car, driving around in Germany, just to test a new bumper and a wing?

Maybe there is more to come than just minor exterior changes.
Finally someone catch on to something more than exterior looks
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IDK wheel gap looks smaller. Maybe evidence of the supposed new Sachs suspension bits?
That might just be roll due to the car turning right and being photographed on the left.
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Its got even longer fangs now. Wonder if it'll actually bite this time lol.
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