Originally Posted by endlesss
It's a 2600lb, FWD, affordable, fun hatch.... what 'merits' do you have for more horsepower, much less 50? Perhaps you crave torque steer and shredded front tires.
I'd bet you could do a fair bit more than 180 and keep the FWD under control. The latest MS3s have a lot more power and manage a decent job of it.
Besides, my comment was more of a joke about how the 2700lb BRZ is slow with 200hp, but a 2600lb hatch would be quick. I see the joke missed the target, sorry