Originally Posted by Calamity Jesus
170whp is about right for a WRX with a TD04. It might be very slightly low.. but not much. I hope this brings things into perspective for those saying it doesn't have enough power to have fun with.
I ran a 14.6 in the quarter mile with my 2002 WRX wagon without any engine mods (with my bike roof rack on the car!)
One of the guys there had a sedan that ran a 14.2 if memory serves.
I don't see the BRZ doing better than that, so I think the accelerate plot favors it too much.
I took a look at the BRZ dyno screencaps mentioned above, and the scale is difficult figure out, but I'm guessing the real-world BRZ curve won't be quite as good as the acceleration plots indicate, at least down low. But even the worst case interpretation of that dyno has it being faster than the 2.0L WRX (except for the WRX's mid-range boost).
Another mystery is top speed. Several sources have said ~136-140 MPH drag limited, and in GT5 it tops out at 137 MPH. But from the calculations, it ought to be able to go almost 150 MPH. Not that it matters... I'll never drive it anywhere near those speeds, even if it's not governed. My concern is only that it casts doubt on the rest of the numbers.
Originally Posted by airwg2189
Completely pointless statistics. Comparing WOT pull speeds in completely wrong gears. Let's be real; the WRX stomps the BRZ. Haters gonna hate, it's a bad buy for the money. The WRX is more everything.
I agree with you regarding being in the wrong gear... compared to the WRX, the BRZ is a high-revver and downshifting will be essential when trying to maximize accelerating.
Beyond that, your post is pointless and trollish. Welcome to my ignore list.