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      07-31-2012, 05:21 PM   #713
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Drives: fat cars are still boats
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
I won't pretend to have read all of that Honda stuff, but unless you drive it in reverse, how is it a competitor to the BRZ?
It's lightweight, it's cheap and they want it to be FUN... besides :

Nissan to rival Toyota GT 86 with Juke based sports car

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(...) executives have finally given the green light for a compact sports car known in house as the "Mini-Z." It's not a new rear-drive Silvia/240SX -- that project was cancelled in late 2008 during the financial crisis. Instead, it's a compact, front-drive-based sports car that will be aimed squarely at the Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ.

Also, it don't need to be RWD to be fast and fun: