Originally Posted by GoingTooFast
A non-turbo engine certainly IS easier to control!
I think we both like where this car could go, I still suspect that Subaru will stick a turbo to it and call it a day. You talk about lag in a turbo charged engine, but honestly, on a track it's rarely an issue. I find lag to be more bothersome when you go from 3/10's to 9/10's and catch the car off balance. On the track, it's pretty easy to keep a reasonable size turbo spooled up with just a little planning. Unless you're really off line or not paying attention, a turbo, at least the modern variety, are seldom a liability towards balance.
In too many modern cars, cooling is under valued and turbo charged cars tend to be the biggest victims here. So for that reason, I love the flat motor they're using here as it should allow for plenty of air flow and cooling.
Here's to hoping that we're still talking about these cars in a few years.