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Pontiac GTO, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Coupe
#447 of 471 Pontiac GTO v. Subaru STi
Feb 19, 2007 (3:58 pm)
I believe there should not be a comparison between a japanese awd turbo and an american(australian) rwd. these two vehicles are in opposite ends of the spectrum. Of course the suspension and grip of the gto is subsequent to the subaru. And the 400hp ls2 is a faster straight shot than the turbo flatline 4. What it comes down to is individual driving preference. thats all. A great comparison would be a Pontiac GTO vs. Ford Mustang GT, or even a cobra.
#448 of 471 Re: Pontiac GTO v. Subaru STi [flash88]
Feb 19, 2007 (5:08 pm)
Definitely different however I cross shopped them, opting for the GTO since I have an AWD turbo race car already.
Feb 19, 2007 (7:32 pm)
Perhaps waiting for a Skyline might be worthy of consideration?
#450 of 471 Re: GTO vs. STI [merrycynic]
Feb 19, 2007 (7:42 pm)
Skyline is going to be $50K+ GTO is $25K
Skyline would be nice but will be outrageously priced IMO and no V8
I'd love to see an AWD V8 w/MT but doubt we'll ever see one.
Feb 20, 2007 (3:12 pm)
Gee, I'm not so sure a front mounted AWD V8 is the way to go. Unless, some one comes up with a new way to elegantly attach the tranny, the forward weight bias comes an issue, negatively effecting handling and braking. This may be the reason many seem to prefer BMW's to Audi's, despite the Audi's inherent superiority in traction.
#452 of 471 Re: AWD V8 [merrycynic]
Feb 20, 2007 (4:41 pm)
I'm sure they'll come up with a way to move the weight to the rear, not sure how yet but they will eventually. They do have plenty of FR AWD cars with V8s just none with MT.
#453 of 471 Re: AWD V8 [paisan]
Feb 20, 2007 (6:54 pm)
I hope your right! I've got a few ideas, but, I couldn't be further from being considered an engineer.
#454 of 471 Re: GTO vs. STI [paisan]
Feb 21, 2007 (9:45 am)
Isn't the GT-R supposed to cost $70 grand?
If it's $50k there's no way you'll be able to get one without a markup.
That thing is benchmarked against the 911 turbo, a six figure competitor.
#455 of 471 Re: GTO vs. STI [ateixeira]
Feb 21, 2007 (12:00 pm)
oh ok my bad $70k still way way too much for it IMO.
Also it isn't going to be a GTR right? it's going to be an infinity something or other.
#456 of 471 Re: GTO vs. STI [paisan]
Feb 21, 2007 (12:01 pm)
They seem to go back and forth. We'll see.