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      06-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #516
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Look at MotorSport's times table at the Magny-Cours circuit (France):

Corvette ZR1............................. 1'19''33
Chevrolet Camaro SS................... 1'26''61
Mégane RS Trophy...................... 1'27''30
Honda S2000.............................. 1'29''15
Hyundai Genesis Coupé V6............ 1'29''90
Peugeot RCZ THP 200.................. 1'31''00
Mini Cooper S JCW...................... 1'31''01
Renault Clio RS........................... 1'31''53
Subaru BRZ.............................. 1'31''60
Renault Twingo RS...................... 1'32''50
Mazda MX-5 MZR 2.0.................. 1'33''25


This is a definitive evidence of the Toyobaru's handling prowess... loosing only seven hundredths to the Clio RS, which despite having the same tires size (215/45/17) and weight (1240kg) has shorter gear ratios and a stronger engine, as can be seen in its torque curve already shown in other posts, IS a remarkable achievement and proves once again that EVO's decision of testing the Toyobaru's automatic version in the first place, let alone against the Mégane RS, clearly had a hidden agenda... see what they say :

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I was expecting a bit of naturally aspirated zip in the manner of a Renaultsport Clio Cup, which for the record has 197bhp and 159lb ft, weighs 1204 kg and is a car I adore.

Additionally, the car which has the kind of engine specification that the Toyobaru should have had in the first place - the Peugeot RCZ (200 hp, 275 Nm of torque, direct injection, 1.6L Turbo engine developed jointly by BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroën) - is almost one second faster than the Toyobaru despite its BIG weight disadvantage of 182 kg (1421 kg against Toyobaru's 1239 kg)! Coincidentally, they both do 7,6 s 0-62 mph but Peugeot's max speed is WAY higher @ 240 km/h (149 mph).

Now just imagine what that kind of engine specification would do to the lighter and beautiful handling dream car that the Toyobaru is!


Subaru BRZ lap time by MotorSport: