Friday, November 14, 2014 - 05:39 pm, by: Blake Gloyn(Blakenz)
well i just read an article about the lexus RC coupe. It has a 3.5 litre V6 with 233kW. A lexus coupe. is it the replacement for my Soarer? I bought my Soarer when it was 9 years old, and at 10% of its original retail price. So roll on 2023, when i start looking for a Lexus RC "F" which has a 5 litre V8 in it, and can do 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds. My Soarer did 6 secs to 100km/h standard. It currently does low three seconds, if it could get enough traction Finally a car that makes me look forward to the future. Cos i have never got excited about the GT86 with the subaru motor. Never.
Yup, most reviews seem to agree the thing that lets the 86 down is the motor. Aside from being a gutless wonder, it seems to be having a lot of issues now some of them are a few years down the line too - the direct injection seals fail (huge job to replace) and it's prone to developing some nasty oil leaks in awkward places. On top of all that it's been far more difficult to tune for decent power than expected too, with bolt on mods being both expensive, tricky to install and disappointing. Should have stuck with a Toyota inline.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:38 pm, by: Ali Saeed(Ali)
Dont know where you guys are getting your from about the FA20 engine, but there are a LOT of people doing a lot of crazy with them. Just need to know where to look. The DI seal issue was a ecu software issue which was fixed in 2013.
I'll apply the "Test of Time" principle. How many 20yo subarus' are classics? Lovingly restored, modified & maintained by 1000s' of enthusiasts. Let's see how many will be classics in 20 year time. I doubt many current mass produced cars (Toyotas included) will have much of a following in even 10 years. None of them are conceived, designed & manufactured with the same passion that made soarers a classic. Not trying to dis the 86, its a "bean counters" sports car. Like most today. IMHO