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    FR-S, FT-86 & BRZ suspension setup to be European-like

    A recent statement noted that the suspension setup found in the Scion FR-S, Toyota FT-86 & Subaru BRZ will be tuned with European "flavor"

    European cars from brands like BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, etc are known to have industry leading suspension & handling, if we can get something similar I think that will make this car even better.

    Key components such as the dampers will be of a higher specification than is usual at its £20,000 price point, and the handling is being tuned with a European favour. The stability control system, for example, will allow a degree of drift before intervening.



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    Wonder what they mean when they say Euro biased handling. How will the FRS FT86 handle like an BMW? Less power less weight. It should handle quite differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightsix View Post
    Wonder what they mean when they say Euro biased handling. How will the FRS FT86 handle like an BMW? Less power less weight. It should handle quite differently.
    usually BMW's are a bit heavy with good power.
    good example is the E46 BMW M3 inline 6 making 333HP all motor and it's clearly not light!

    they might of meant the FR-S might have handling as good as the euro cars?

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    hmm i sense something like heavy steering with lots and lots of feedback

    also a stiffer and very refined suspension!

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    Hmm, Toyota with a Subie engine, with European suspension, being sold in America. Sounds like a cluster F to me.

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    European suspension. What does that mean. HAHA. I know European sports cars have good dampening for a what is pretty decently stiff suspension. But the Japanese have created some pretty nice suspension as well. Look at the Civic Type R.




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    Don't get me wrong, just saying it is very frankenstein sounding. This from here, that from there, throw on this from over here.

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    That is true. But it is top gear that said it was European style suspension. Not Toyota.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat-box View Post
    hmm i sense something like heavy steering with lots and lots of feedback

    also a stiffer and very refined suspension!
    given that the FR-S is being built with weekend racers and car enthusiasts in mind and with the direction the FR-S is heading into now, AND with the recent reports of a crazy suspension system that could allow for some drift action (if you push it that far) a stiffer suspension is VERY likely.

    highly doubt the FR-S will have much body roll, this will be a car Scion wants you to beat the crap out of on the track right out of the box.




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    Quote Originally Posted by FR_S_Fan View Post
    given that the FR-S is being built with weekend racers and car enthusiasts in mind and with the direction the FR-S is heading into now, AND with the recent reports of a crazy suspension system that could allow for some drift action (if you push it that far) a stiffer suspension is VERY likely.

    highly doubt the FR-S will have much body roll, this will be a car Scion wants you to beat the crap out of on the track right out of the box.

    I don't think you will find any manufacturer anywhere that is wanting you to do this to a car they are going to warranty, especially a $20k car.

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    This makes me wonder when (no if's) we will see a FT-86 professional drift car in Formula D or D1GP. Wasn't there some renderings of this?

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    No doubt there will be a professional car. They need to hang with Hyundai.

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    top gear is a cluster f**K themselfs...

    usually half the great cars are fankenstein like... like shoving 2jz into every car possible.. and ls1 also into every car possible... with suspension in the rear from a ford... and the front for a honda...

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    Drift teams will love the FR-S. No way this car isn't going to be drifted. Its the successor to the AE86! COMMON.




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