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Old 09-05-2012, 02:05 PM   #297
JustyWRC
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Originally Posted by a2cpc View Post
I've wondered since the BRZ was officailly announced as a RWD coupe if some WRX development, engine, suspension parts, chassis, interiors, body designs, ect. could have been going on in conjunction with the BRZ, but so much attention was given to the BRZ that no one noticed. Of course, I am old and my mind wanders/wonders all the time.

Think about it. Since Toyota apparently put up most the development money, why not use it to develop parts that could be used in other models? Subaru has already said that without the BRZ a new WRX/STI couldn't happen. Maybe Subaru meant they now had more of their own R&D money available for WRX/STI development..
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Originally Posted by keepclam View Post
I think the context was that if Subaru had to R&D BRZ entirely on their own, they wouldn't have R&D budget left for WRX/STI, in response to people wondering why Subaru didn't go it alone on the RWD coupe. If Subaru had to choose between developing a BRZ or continuing WRX/STI, they're going to choose WRX/STI. Having Toyota as a partner on the RWD coupe allowed them to do both things.

Maybe we're saying the same thing here.

This is what I believe. I can NOT imagine Subaru giving up WRX/STI for anything like a BRZ.
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