Originally Posted by Jake1050
The comparisons to the Elise or Exige is funny as far as supporting the argument that it does not need more HP but the Lotus pair is both available to be modified with a supercharger at an authorised lotus dealer and with full factory warranty.
i wasn't trying to reinforce the idea that the BRZ doesnt need
more power, so much as describing a fundamental difference in enthusiast enjoyment/motivations. realistically, its hard to say any car wouldnt be more fun with more power. although subaru stated that more power would ruin the balance of the brz, i'm not sure I buy that. but personally i do value fuel economy, and low speed cornering fun around town and thus prefer gains in motorsports credential to come through weight reductions and mechanical design than sheer power.
honeslty i would be surprised if a forced induction version never comes out of either camp (esp a supercharged toyota), but personally id still prefer a NA with even more weight reduction ..if thats possible