Originally Posted by Naga Royal Guard
He is right RWD rules all. Sure, FWD will get a cowboy up broke back mountain quicker, however.
Indeed RWD is lovely, but the BRZ just isn't the poster car to make that definitive statement with, when for the price of admission, there are simply cars that are faster around a track, some of them FWD. At the track, the BRZ simply isn't demonstrably superior to a GTI. If anything, the opposite is likely to be true.
The GTI is pretty darned perfect for the price.
There are two major problems with the BRZGT86FRS. The first is that it's a slider, not a gripper. Drifting through a curve is a lot of fun, but it sure is slow. Yes, you can put better tires on it and fiddle with the suspension to make it handle, but that only exacerbates the second problem. It needs 300 horsepower to be taken seriously as a sports car. A smooth turbo 4 from Toyota could solve that.
Toyota got silly when they tasked Subaru with creating an RWD sports car because Subaru had no experience with such a car and the result shows. The BMWota will likely be the opposite of the GT86, but the problem will likely be ridiculous pricing. Toyota should kill the GT86 and create a mainstream version of the Supra--a Celica--that meets a sane price point. THAT would be most delightful.