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Old 11-07-2012, 03:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I say old bean, an original Testarossa if I am not mistaken ?
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On the Gt86, that actually is a subaru motor, but toyota did the direct injection system. Most of the parts on the car are stamped subaru as well. Two guys I know have them, one has the GT86, the other has the FRS, both beautiful cars!
The "Toyota" flat 4 seems nicer - I've ridden in a few Imprezzas which are loads of noise, whistles and pish TBH, and a GT86 which was a sonorous, high revving, tail sliding marvel - and I prefer FWD

So just to punt the idea - someone with a carp Sube flat four - fit the DI GT86 version - I bet you get better FE
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Probably the most beautiful piece of machinery ever made.
I prefer the non-pontoon 250 myself - but yes, stunning.

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@Hydro - I think your pics are mixed up - there is some kind of truck thing in there...
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Could I also nominate the Ferrari 308 GT/4



The same bits as the 308 GTS that Tom Selleck tail slided in Magnum's opening titles, but in a body styled by Bertone. They were unpopular used and depreciated a lot. A guy I knew at college spotted one on sale in Blackpool, Lancashire England and bought it for 8,500. He was the king for the 2 weeks the engine lasted.

He looked into rebuilding it after it went pop.

And then when he found the parts were special alloy castings only available from the Ferrari importers, the gearbox used "Unobtainium" bearings and the suspension would ride on dampers filled only with the finest Unicorn Farts he decided to dump it in a barn on his dad's farm from which it was scrapped.

Nowadays of course someone would fix the body and fit a V6 from something, probably Honda or Audi.
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Because beauty is not just rom the body, or the internals - but also from the concept and the impact.
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The "Toyota" flat 4 seems nicer - I've ridden in a few Imprezzas which are loads of noise, whistles and pish TBH, and a GT86 which was a sonorous, high revving, tail sliding marvel - and I prefer FWD

So just to punt the idea - someone with a carp Sube flat four - fit the DI GT86 version - I bet you get better FE
True, but what I meant is that the actual toyota gt86 was developed in partnership with subaru. The motor is different than the impreza motor, but still an actual subaru boxer engine. Subaru even has it's own version of the car called the BRZ. The same car apart from some interior and the fascias. I do love these cars though, everyone seems to hate the rims but I don't mind them. I've been trying to talk my buddies into letting me drive one of them.

Here is the subaru:
subaru brz - Google Search

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