Originally Posted by skywaffles
But now the center of gravity must be like fifteen feet above the roof! Everyone knows a low CG is the only important thing in a car.
COG is one of those things you can measure but not qualify. Drive feel is a subjective measure and can be influenced by COG, steering feel, suspension, tires, and various other factors. For the BRZ, it's a combination of all of these things that have been combined to get some really good reviews in several magazines. It's easy to write off one of those variables as "Arbitrary" when it suits an argument but I contend that COG might actually be the secret ingredient rather than the inconsequential one.