frs vs brz modifications making a supercar?

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Old 12 Jan 2014, 04:10 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default frs vs brz modifications making a supercar?

i plan on buying one brand new, not completely sure which though. i plan on putting in a turbo with e85 while upgrading all the components (wheels, clutch, intake, exhaust piping and maybe engine internals) i also plan on upgrading the suspension to be race track ready yet still drive on the street.

the reason i chose this type of car is the weight being very minimal and almost putting the weight lower than a porsche gt3.

which would be my best bet? subaru or scion? or even any other car sugestions? 4 seater needs to be amazing around turns!

would a modified frs keep up with the Audi R8 V10 Plus, Ferrari 458 Italia, and SRT Viper like this brz?

and is the subaru worth an extra 2000$?
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 04:24 pm   #2 (permalink)
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in the base models the subaru has a slightly different suspension setup and slightly different interior. if you plan on changing the suspension yourself then it might not be worth the extra 2k for just interior work which might also get replaced. for such a build i'd just go with the cheaper fr-s. the FR-S is specially designed to have this sort of thing done to it. however you need to make sure to add wider grippy tires to get it to stick to the road.

other cars that are quite popular for a ton of mods are the subaru WRX line cars including the STI.

these cars also have a flat 4 cylinder engine for a low center of gravity however they are already turbocharged. they also have full time AWD for great grip in all conditions. They are incredibly capable over a wide range of performance. in fact with a good drivetrain engine and brake kit and interior safety gear, the only things keeping you from being amazing at drag racing, circuit racing or rally would be suspension setup the addition of purpose tires and on rally the addition of skid plates. if you get highly adjustable coilovers and an extra set of stretched spings and just run with the skidplates on full time (skid plates also help with aerodynamics beneath the car) you can switch from a circuit setup to a rally setup in less than a day. (change tires and springs and dial in coilover settings) the WRX line also requires cash to start modding since its already turbocharged.

as for keeping up with other supercars you really need to see this.

the mp4-12c is the main competitor to the 458 italia and in the proper hands its faster. the R8 V10 Plus is too heavy to be as fast especially around corners (it may have AWD but it has a large rear wheel bias and the weight of it doesnt help) the SRT Viper is a brute and lacks the technology for it to be fast. it has too much power for most drivers to use it properly. it also lacks the braking power to keep up on a track. (having seen the cars in real life i can guarantee that the brakes in the Viper are too small for it considering it has the largest engine fitted to a modern production car)
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