Last post on May 06, 2008 at 8:58 AM
You are in the Subaru Impreza
What is this discussion about?
Pontiac GTO, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Coupe
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.
#457 of 471 Just as fast? I dont think so......
Mar 15, 2007 (11:06 am)
This comparison is completely inaccurate. Since when is 4.9 "just as fast" as 4.6? And how do they figure that a 13.4 second quarter mile is the same as a 13.0? Let's give credit where credit is due....the STI handles better, but the GTO is faster, period.
#458 of 471 Re: Just as fast? I dont think so...... [ebae]
Mar 15, 2007 (11:36 am)
Faster Period? Hmm you should qualify your statement. The GTO is faster in a straight line in dry pavement. Now you add a little road gravel, dirt, rain, snow etc. and the STi will be faster in a straight line, basically all but ideal conditions. Let's not talk about a road course, where the STi will eat the GTO alive through the twisties.
Don't get me wrong, I like the GTO, as it's much comfier than the STi but all out performance, an EVO or STi in a well rounded test will beat a GTO hands down.