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Old 04-07-2021, 01:24 PM   #1
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Motor1's Gen 1 vs Gen 2 visual comparison

https://www.motor1.com/news/499481/t...omparison/amp/

Check the link and see for yourself.

My notable observations;
-the rearview mirrors are significantly bigger.. why!?
-no more sharp lines in the double bubble rooftop
-the nose comes down further on gen 2
-the exhaust sits higher in the body of the bumper.
-the gen 2 trunk opening is much smaller (contributing to part of that big leap in structural rigidity I'm assuming)
-what would be considered the rear approach angle is so much greater in the gen 2. Exposes the muffler too much in my opinion

Not complaining, just observations, I like the new look overall
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Old 04-07-2021, 02:08 PM   #2
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-what would be considered the rear approach angle is so much greater in the gen 2. Exposes the muffler too much in my opinion
This was a problem in the first generation too as far as I am concerned. Quickly fixed by the $50 knock off rear diffuser; all-in-all a diffuser gives the rear a much more "complete" look. Amazing that the official diffuser cost over $800... that must have been some really special plastic!

BTW- I doubt the factory diffuser has any real benefit other than cosmetics!
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Old 04-07-2021, 02:23 PM   #3
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This was a problem in the first generation too as far as I am concerned. Quickly fixed by the $50 knock off rear diffuser; all-in-all a diffuser gives the rear a much more "complete" look. Amazing that the official diffuser cost over $800... that must have been some really special plastic!

BTW- I doubt the factory diffuser has any real benefit other than cosmetics!
That was one of the first things I did with the FRS. Couldn't stand the view up under there when walking up from behind so a cheap EBay part screwed on was in order. The new one will be even worse but no doubt the aftermarket will fill that gap quickly.
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Wow this is actually a really cool way to view the differences. Being able to slide left and right gives a unique perspective, props to Motor1
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+window belt line is ever so slightly higher in gen 2 especially closer to the A pillar (that little triangle shaped glass seems smaller), perhaps that had some influence in sideview mirror size.

best difference to me is the relocation of the 3rd brake light I won't have to delete it like I did on my twins lol
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https://www.motor1.com/news/499481/t...omparison/amp/

Check the link and see for yourself.

My notable observations;
-the rearview mirrors are significantly bigger.. why!?
-the nose comes down further on gen 2
-the exhaust sits higher in the body of the bumper.
-what would be considered the rear approach angle is so much greater in the gen 2. Exposes the muffler too much in my opinion

Not complaining, just observations, I like the new look overall
I wonder if that's just a subtle difference in the angle of the photos due to a different photographer.
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Old 04-10-2021, 11:26 AM   #7
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https://www.motor1.com/news/499481/t...omparison/amp/

Check the link and see for yourself.

My notable observations;
-the rearview mirrors are significantly bigger.. why!?
-no more sharp lines in the double bubble rooftop
-the nose comes down further on gen 2
-the exhaust sits higher in the body of the bumper.
-the gen 2 trunk opening is much smaller (contributing to part of that big leap in structural rigidity I'm assuming)
-what would be considered the rear approach angle is so much greater in the gen 2. Exposes the muffler too much in my opinion

Not complaining, just observations, I like the new look overall
Because this isn't a rally car with tiny mirrors for formality, this is a daily driver, and big mirrors are awesome in everyday driving situations.
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I wonder if that's just a subtle difference in the angle of the photos due to a different photographer.
I agree, I think there is a bit of camera angle and zoom differences that could certainly explain some of the things.

For example the inside view shows the rear vision mirror smaller.
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