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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 16th November 2020, 23:09 Thread Starter
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2nd gen BRZ launching on weds 18/12

Looking forward to the big reveal. Three questions remain in my head , engine, power / torque and chassis as there have been many rumours.

Anyone else enthusiastic?Screenshot_20201116-220556.jpg

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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 16th November 2020, 23:49
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Anyone else enthusiastic?
Well, might be an issue that Subaru are unlikely to bring it to Europe...

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Well, might be an issue that Subaru are unlikely to bring it to Europe...
That's where Toyota comes into the partnership. With such strict emission rules , only Toyota can meet the fleet target of 95g/km across its range and not Subaru which still is fossil fuel driven [emoji6]

The question is when and I think with Yaris GR, it is deliberate that Toyota are delaying their launch of GT

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The question is when and I think with Yaris GR, it is deliberate that Toyota are delaying their launch of GT

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The delay of announcements with the GR86 is absolutely due to the launch of the GR Yaris. Seeing as all deliveries for the Yaris have been delayed until the 30th November (mine included!), there is no way they are going to talk about the new GR86 until the Yaris is out. That said, it shouldn't be too much longer now.

It makes total sense to only release one car at a time for the GR brand and Toyota will want all the focus to be on the Yaris right now.
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I've been impatiently waiting for this. I know the BRZ isn't coming to Europe but I highly expect the GR/GT86 will.

As much as I like the GR Yaris, the interior is hideous and I don't know if there will be any sense of occasion when driving normally, will it just be the case of driving a regular Yaris with a low roofline. Holding onto my money for the 86 at the minute.
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Most likely the Subaru Ascent 2.4 engine with no turbo, different tune but perhaps 225hp.

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How high that ascent's engine revs? If it's not as high reving, imho it might be less of a good match for car of this class, even if a bit more powerful/torqueier from displacement.
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Most likely the Subaru Ascent 2.4 engine with no turbo, different tune but perhaps 225hp.
Given Subarus appetite for top mounted intercoolers on their turbocharged engines it would make sense, none of the spy shots have shown a bonnet vent or an intercooler in the front bumper. OK that is massive speculation but so is everything so far.
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Most likely the Subaru Ascent 2.4 engine with no turbo, different tune but perhaps 225hp.
More torque and no torque dip, you reckon?

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No torque dip, you reckon?
Unlikely TBH - Even an NA Porsche boxer engine has a torque dip (not that the Porsche world goes on about it). There's no way that they could make a suitable long tube manifold design for a boxer engine from the factory to eliminate it.
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