Originally Posted by rfx45
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:
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!