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      12-07-2011, 04:55 AM   #192
GoingTooFast
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
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 may be right after all:

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A representative of Subaru of America confirmed today that the company plans to build turbocharged versions of the 2.0-liter flat-four engine that recently made its debut in the companies all-new BRZ sports coupe – and in the Toyota 86/GT86 and Scion FR-S variants.
Subaru Confirms Turbocharged Version of BRZ Engine


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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
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.
I've already posted this somewhere else... no one better than Walter Röhrl himself to explain it to you:


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