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Toyota GT 86/Subaru BRZ chatter/NEWS here!!!!!

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 Swindog said:

I notice in the latest P car mag STM have bought one as a project car.

Yeah have seen it in person, it\'s pretty cool. Brakes need moar brembo though.

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 Swindog said:

I notice in the latest P car mag STM have bought one as a project car.

Yeah some good coverage on their farcebook page, they killed the stock brake pads in 3000Km...

Usual story, bit light on go but a great package for a stock road car. Brakes and tyres first to get upgraded then more power

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Word on the Subaru street is that they are dropping the price of the BRZ\'s they are bringing in in Decemer by 10k, down to 50k instead of 60k.

I reckon that had to be done, for them to be competitive against the GT86

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 Bugle said:

Usual story, bit light on go but a great package for a stock road car. Brakes and tyres first to get upgraded then more power

Yeah sounds about right, though from what I can tell one of the benefit of the Prius spec tyres is the laugh out loud tail-happiness, which may not be so enjoyable with grippier tyres with the stock power output anyway.

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 Scoobydoo said:

Word on the Subaru street is that they are dropping the price of the BRZ\'s they are bringing in in Decemer by 10k, down to 50k instead of 60k.

I reckon that had to be done, for them to be competitive against the GT86

And then it\'ll be on par with what every other country is getting charged, so sweet. That ground my gears that we were paying so much extra for no reason.

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Ive been telling people this will happen.

Its going to be the new Volkswagon - the peoples car ...

The TR 86 racecar remains road legal, but will be specced with an FIA-compliant homologated rollcage, race suspension, a performance exhaust and ECU upgrade. Interior tweaks include customised race seats and six-point belts. It will be a turn-key racer, so there\'s nothing left to do.

Aside from the fact that it\'s the easiest Targa prep you\'ll ever have to do, the car will be compliant with a number of disciplines - potentially including a whole new race series (see other story, this page).

Both the 86 RC "stripper" and the TR 86 competition car will go on sale early in the New Year.

Basically the article says they are bringing out new bare bones packages, one ready for race, one ready to mod. Unpainted bumpers, no a/c, no stereo etc.

All will be road legal.

So for you goons looking for a cheap targa car or track car to spec up...here you go. Can guarantee in a couple years there will be 86 specific race classes in NZ.

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 Swindog said:

So for you goons looking for a cheap targa car or track car to spec up...here you go. Can guarantee in a couple years there will be 86 specific race classes in NZ.

Cheap...? I know the one they advertised in Oz recently was built by Possum Bourne Motorsport, so would be rather expensive. Modern race cars, even just converted road cars with an FIA compliant setup are damned expensive to build...

And there is this, which adds to the concept:

http://motorsport.org.nz/news/toyota-new-zealand-considers-86-one-make-race-series

Either way, sounds like it would be good competition for the Suzuki Swift category, as they are probably similar speed... Would be interesting to pit the two categories together.

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drove past an FT86 yesterday.

Had to do a double take to work out what it was. Looked pretty good in the flesh

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 Munkvy said:

Either way, sounds like it would be good competition for the Suzuki Swift category, as they are probably similar speed... Would be interesting to pit the two categories together.

Dunno if the Swifts need competition, haven\'t they struggled to get full fields in past years ?

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[quote name='Munkvy said:

Either way, sounds like it would be good competition for the Suzuki Swift category, as they are probably similar speed... Would be interesting to pit the two categories together.

/quote]

Dunno if the Swifts need competition, haven\'t they struggled to get full fields in past years ?

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Ill do the swift cup if someone wants to give me $100k in sponsorship to buy one and run it for a season lol

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Good luck - if it doesnt say V8something it sees no TV time / why sponsor it

Unless you want to start wearing a flatpeak cap / DC\'s and do some sik y0 d1nz or whatever the drift competition is called this year

Which judging by the billboards, toyota would probably prefer you did. Shame the flatpeak crowd aren\'t quite the right demographic for a $45k automobile tho

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 MercuryFree said:

Ill do the swift cup if someone wants to give me $100k in sponsorship to buy one and run it for a season lol

There\'s a new Swift Sport that you could strip out for racecar.

;D

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 ODB said:

drove past an FT86 yesterday.

Had to do a double take to work out what it was. Looked pretty good in the flesh

fully opposite reaction for me..

looks rather silly and dispropotionate (compared to the 96 celica it was driving next to

there is a guy who drives one round my area so have looked at it a fair few times and still not lioking it (secretly waiting to see the BRZ and then hoping to like that being the suby version lol)

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 ODB said:

drove past an FT86 yesterday.

Had to do a double take to work out what it was. Looked pretty good in the flesh

Yea I saw a nice red one last Sunday. Looked very nice up close. Had a good yak to its owner. He\'s very happy with his buy.

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 Marky said:

Good luck - if it doesnt say V8something it sees no TV time / why sponsor it

Unless you want to start wearing a flatpeak cap / DC\'s and do some sik y0 d1nz or whatever the drift competition is called this year

Which judging by the billboards, toyota would probably prefer you did. Shame the flatpeak crowd aren\'t quite the right demographic for a $45k automobile tho

This.

In CHCH the plates are kinda annoying, MYGT86, HER86, nearly everyone I see has one.

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Third-party components are also encouraged, and it is possible that Japanese tuning company HKS\' supercharger kit will be among the first on many checklists.

The kit boosts power and torque by a claimed 30 per cent and boosts power from 147kW to 180kW with the only structural modification required being the moving of the radiator frame to allow space for the car\'s extra plumbing. For those who want even more power, it is thought the unit could be opened up to 300kW with additional modifications.

Pretty clever decision imo leaving it n/a, avoids any warranty issues for Toyota/Subaru up to these 3rd parties, I\'d say there will be so many power up options available shortly, the problem will just be choosing which one.

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As the stock ecu\'s will be so easily modified to allow for power-ups an aftermarket ecu won\'t be required for big powerups like turbo/superchargers

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As the stock ecu\'s will be so easily modified to allow for power-ups an aftermarket ecu won\'t be required for big powerups like turbo/superchargers

[quote name='calibre said:

Pretty clever decision imo leaving it n/a, avoids any warranty issues for Toyota/Subaru up to these 3rd parties, I\'d say there will be so many b]power up[/b] options available shortly, the problem will just be choosing which one.

Seriously, is this what kids are calling it these days.

Too much Mario Kart.

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Hey: I was just re-using an already stated phrase: so I call peer pressure haha xD.

Fine: \'high kw mods\' lol but it\'s the easiest way to say exactly what they are. "Power-ups"

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