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      07-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #705
GoingTooFast
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The sporty suspension did an excellent job of absorbing all of the irregularities of these old roads. The ride is quite comfortable actually, much better than that of an Infiniti G37s coupe for instance; it does not beat you up.
I would like to address this particular quote which refers to what is now regarded as a general consensus about the Toyobaru ride quality despite its clear sport character.

In fact, this comes as a VERY positive side effect of the Toyobaru's ultra low center of gravity... why?!

Because with a very low center of gravity there is NO great body movements to deal with in the first place which is further enhanced by the Toyobaru's low weight, so the suspension can be MUCH more ride compliant without compromise the car handling. It is worth mentioning that without the boxer engine that wouldn't be possible.

Isn't this clever engineering?!


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