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      05-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #378

Drives: fat cars are still boats
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: compensating a fat car with horsepower is like giving an alcoholic cocaine to sober him up.

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Originally Posted by rfx45 View Post
These guys got 6.2sec in 0-60.
The official time is 7.6 sec 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph).

For instance, the fwd Mini Cooper S Coupe which weighs roughly the same (1240 kg) as the Toyobaru officially does the 0-62 mph sprint in 6.9 sec.

Is the Mini more powerful than the Toyobaru?! No.

Does it have a larger displacement engine then?! No.

So, what's the secret?! Well... the torque from the BMW/PSA (N18B16) turbocharged 1.6 L gasoline direct injection engine:

Displacement.......1598 cm³
Bore x Stroke.......85.8/77 mm
Output................181 hp @ 5500 rpm
Max. torque/revs...177 (192*) lb-ft @ 1,600-5,000 rpm

*with overboost function.

I could bet that some form (maybe with Toyota's D4-S fuel injection system) of the Subaru Boxer 1.6L DIT (Direct Injection Turbo) engine will go under the Toyobaru's hood in the very near future... there's no way around it!

Last edited by GoingTooFast; 05-01-2012 at 09:49 PM.