Couldn't have put it better myselfRun a search, this has been covered many many times. To be honest neither are better than each other just different. It is literally down to personal preference, there are no hard and fast facts to suggest one is better than the other.
This is exactly my mindset; if you're going to add power, add it so that it's the same car but just "more" of it. I always preferred the linear feel of superchargers over turbos in racing sims as well.I'm not going to pretend I'm anything like an expert (almost my entire experience of forced induction is with Turbodiesels) but it seems to me that a non centrifugal supercharger is much more in line with the original design 'ethos' or the "spirit" of the GT86 than a Turbocharger. After all, designing the car as NA was a deliberate decision to make the car more easily controllable on the throttle, so the form of FI that can best maintain that would be the way to go for me.
Will always remember an MR2 forum member who admitted that fitting a Turbo to his MK3 made the car LESS fun on twisty back roads (as use of the throttle required rather more care than when the car was NA).
Careful, there is a difference between no longer selling a kit and no longer supporting it. That simply isn't true. It is still very much supported as Subota boy has mentioned. In fact Matt from Cosworth has said if there was enough interest then Cosworth would sell another batch of kits. I have to admit, not liking the fact an auxiliary belt is 10 inches longer is the most peculiar reason for not going for a supercharger, especially when other cars have longer belt runs as standard.I, too, was initially going to go the Cosworth Supercharger route but having found out that Cosworth were no longer supporting this product and that was early 2018 it immediately put a stop to my thoughts down that road. The Cosworth product also needs constant monitoring of the superchargers water tank (top up every 1000 miles, so I'm told) and I don't like the long drive belt (but hey ... that's just me). O
Overall a nice post by "Stingray" that is possibly quite insightful for the O.P.Careful, there is a difference between no longer selling a kit and no longer supporting it.
No overtaking performance......I hated having no overtaking performance when my 86 was standard (it was dangerous)
What he said.Overall a nice post by "Stingray" that is possibly quite insightful for the O.P.
However IMHO Stingray's case does appear a little overstated in places (and not just regarding Cosworth support).
No overtaking performance......
A complete absence.
What did you learn to drive in - a Bugatti Veyron ?
Now although I've got to admit I did feel EXACTLY the same as this about my car at times, it really hasn't been an issue for me lately ( Sold my 45hp 1 litre Polo in '96).
I actually found overtaking in the Citroen 2CV6 I briefly owned later mostly ok, but that was because I probably only ever really attempted it on the Tamworth bypass (where I could safely wring out the ancient 29bhp 600cc air cooled twin in my very own overtaking lane).
So, can't really say that 'no performance' is a problem I've come across now I'm driving a circa 200hp GT86, but then I like using the wonderful manual gearbox and I live in the relatively uncongested North.
This may be a Turbo v. Supercharger thread, but I think the point is worth making for any possible wouldbe 86 / BRZ owner that may end up reading this and be put off buying one altogether because they can't afford to go down the FI route.
To which I would say:
Don't be put off by the 'No performance' naysayers (plenty more on Pistonheads) a stock power GT86 can still be a fabulous driver's car on UK roads.
Is "much more damaging and abrupt towards the car" than saying:Over 5.5k it's fine