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In the clearing stands a boxer

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:35 pm
by Rope-Pusher
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-b ... 2014-model

Subaru is planning a turbocharged version of its flat-four for the BRZ, which could answer the dreams of enthusiasts everywhere by boosting the sporty car's output to a respectable 280 hp.

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Re: In the clearing stands a boxer

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:44 pm
by bk7794
I Wonder what the new wrx will have. A 2.0? with the same engine?

Re: In the clearing stands a boxer

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:06 am
by Shadow
Ha! Just after I said that the FR-S needs a turbocharger and now it looks like that may actually happen. I'm telling you, it will be a fantastic little car with a turbo on that boxer engine. As it is now, there's just not much torque and it makes the car feel weak. A turbo is just what the doctor ordered!

Re: In the clearing stands a boxer

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:30 am
by fr4n
bk7794 wrote:I Wonder what the new wrx will have. A 2.0? with the same engine?


it will probably have the same engine it always had.

with 280hp, the brz sti should be pulling in the mid 12's to very low 13's easily, assumung the weight is still gonna stay around 1200-1300kg

Re: In the clearing stands a boxer

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:05 am
by Shadow
fr4n wrote:
with 280hp, the brz sti should be pulling in the mid 12's to very low 13's easily, assumung the weight is still gonna stay around 1200-1300kg


I dunno about that. I mean, that's an extra 80 HP on a car that basically runs about 15 seconds flat. My guess is that the car should run low 14s, maybe even 14 flat with an extra 80 HP. Sure, it's a lightweight car (relatively speaking), but it would take a lot more than 80 HP for these cars to see 12s.

Re: In the clearing stands a boxer

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:05 pm
by fr4n
forgot its not AWD

but with such a light car and power not too far off from an wrx sti, trap speeds should be similar.

Re: In the clearing stands a boxer

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:46 pm
by Rope-Pusher
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Subaru took the wraps off an all-new WRX concept at the New York auto show on Thursday. The bold design with sharper character lines provides a glimpse of what the next-generation WRX will look like.

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