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Old 05-08-2015, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default Revamped 2015 Toyota GT86 revealed

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...-gt86-revealed

facelift is relatively minor in terms of visual alterations, with new wheels the biggest changes to the range. The entry-level Primo model now comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, down from the 17-inch versions that it previously came with. The range-topping Aero model no longer comes with an auto box, but now gets gloss black alloy wheels.

In part, these smaller wheels result in a £300 reduction for the Primo trim, which now costs £22,700. However, an ongoing customer offer knocks a further £505 off the price, making it cost £22,195.

The rest of the carís pricing is unchanged. The mid-range model is exactly the same, but is now the only version to be offered with the automatic gearbox.

The engines are largely unchanged. They now comply with Euro 6 emissions requirements, but the CO2 and economy figures are the same as before. The manual version averages 36.2mpg and emits from 181g/km.

A special edition of the Toyota GT86 is set to be released later this summer, with more information not expected until after the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:29 AM   #2
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Revamped...you keep using this word, Toyota

I do not think it means what you think it means...
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:00 AM   #3
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Ok I came here expecting to see something interesting haha
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:02 AM   #4
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:07 AM   #5
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Ok I came here expecting to see something interesting haha
From Toyota? Shame on you......
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
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Revamped...you keep using this word, Toyota

I do not think it means what you think it means...
At least they didn't call it bold...
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:57 PM   #8
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Checkout the latest Road And Track. FR-S vs Stang Ecboost (loaded with track pack)vs BMW228i (with suspension upgrade pack). FR-S was clearly the best drivers car on the mountain roads and at the track. BMW sounded awful. Stang sounded good but just too heavy...

Gently used FR-S/BRZ for under $20K now....
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:54 PM   #9
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Checkout the latest Road And Track. FR-S vs Stang Ecboost (loaded with track pack)vs BMW228i (with suspension upgrade pack). FR-S was clearly the best drivers car on the mountain roads and at the track. BMW sounded awful. Stang sounded good but just too heavy...

Gently used FR-S/BRZ for under $20K now....
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Gently used BRZ + any of the superchargers. Wow, I just realized the price as tested for the Mustang is $38K

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Old 05-10-2015, 04:23 PM   #10
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Checkout the latest Road And Track. FR-S vs Stang Ecboost (loaded with track pack)vs BMW228i (with suspension upgrade pack). FR-S was clearly the best drivers car on the mountain roads and at the track. BMW sounded awful. Stang sounded good but just too heavy...

Gently used FR-S/BRZ for under $20K now....
Well it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the smallest car with the least grippy tires is going to make for the funnest on curvy roads. Mustang sounds like the best overall car if you read the article.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:45 PM   #11
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At least they didn't call it bold...
I don't know which ad is worse ... the bold move Corolla or Uber FRS
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:51 AM   #12
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Well it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the smallest car with the least grippy tires is going to make for the funnest on curvy roads. Mustang sounds like the best overall car if you read the article.
So what you're saying is... A Nissan Versa would be funner to drive than a BRZ since it weighs 400 pounds less and has less grippy tires? Subaru/Toyota expended alot of capital to make the twins fun on turns. It's pretty much a dedicated platform. It doesn't take a rocket scientist, just a few dozen automotive engineers and millions of dollars of R&D.
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what I wanna know is how easy it is to put the new mustang on a diet and drop it 300-400 pounds
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what I wanna know is how easy it is to put the new mustang on a diet and drop it 300-400 pounds
Yeah I watched a video from Bama tuning and they had the the 15 and I think a 12 gt go head to head at the track and the new one lost by about a quarter of a second I think. Said it was just heavier and the IRS made it a little harder to launch.

I went to look at one and just couldn't picture myself in it. I have always been a small Coupe or hatch/sedan kinda guy and that car felt fat.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:02 PM   #15
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I have a 2015 Ecoboost Mustang with manual and all the interior goodies (50 years edition). On paper it's heavy but to me it doesn't feel particularly heavy. Sure, it's not a Miata, or my old Rx-7. It's definitely not a boat like the current gen Camaro though.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:49 PM   #16
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I have a 2015 Ecoboost Mustang with manual and all the interior goodies (50 years edition). On paper it's heavy but to me it doesn't feel particularly heavy. Sure, it's not a Miata, or my old Rx-7. It's definitely not a boat like the current gen Camaro though.
so....i'll assume you are on a mustang board like this one....maybe you can point me to a thread or info on my question, above

I know that my dumping 125 pounds off the front of my wrx made it a WHOLE lot better than it was

im sure just getting a fiberglass or cf hood on that mustang would drop the weight by almost 100ish pounds as huge as the hood on that thing is
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:18 PM   #17
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so....i'll assume you are on a mustang board like this one....maybe you can point me to a thread or info on my question, above

I know that my dumping 125 pounds off the front of my wrx made it a WHOLE lot better than it was

im sure just getting a fiberglass or cf hood on that mustang would drop the weight by almost 100ish pounds as huge as the hood on that thing is
The hood and fenders are aluminum stock. Ricer hoods don't really save much weight over aluminum.
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The hood and fenders are aluminum stock. Ricer hoods don't really save much weight over aluminum.
I thought the aluminum hood and fenders are only on the gt350

I thought that was one of the changes that ford did just for that car

im not talking about that car or the 5.0
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I thought the aluminum hood and fenders are only on the gt350

I thought that was one of the changes that ford did just for that car

im not talking about that car or the 5.0
https://media.ford.com/content/dam/f...tang_Specs.pdf
All models (any engine and coupe/convertible) have an aluminum hood and front fenders.
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So what you're saying is... A Nissan Versa would be funner to drive than a BRZ since it weighs 400 pounds less and has less grippy tires? Subaru/Toyota expended alot of capital to make the twins fun on turns. It's pretty much a dedicated platform. It doesn't take a rocket scientist, just a few dozen automotive engineers and millions of dollars of R&D.
Well considering a Versa is FWD I would say absolutely not. You do realize that when you put grippy tires on the twins they end up being faster although less fun? The other cars come with grippier tires so how would you expect them to have the same tail happy traits of the twins?
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All models (any engine and coupe/convertible) have an aluminum hood and front fenders.


well sheeeyit....there goes the easy munny
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I had a 1989 Supra (later Mark III). My 2015 Ecoboost Mustang reminds me of it very much. It's similar proportions, similar handling, but more power and acceleration because 2015. It feels like a fun, comfortable (I have 50 years package but no performance package) touring coupe. For daily driving in mostly city and interstates it's great. The interior is pretty good when you option it up. I have the Nav and 50 years leather package. Last daily driver was a 2005 CTS-V, stock with LS6 engine. Despite being a luxury brand, that model year had way stiffer suspension. It rode like a stock 04-05 STi.

It's not so tossable as an FT86, but I don't drive twisty backroads much anymore like when I had an Rx-7.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:00 PM   #23
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I had a 1989 Supra (later Mark III). My 2015 Ecoboost Mustang reminds me of it very much. It's similar proportions, similar handling, but more power and acceleration because 2015. It feels like a fun, comfortable (I have 50 years package but no performance package) touring coupe. For daily driving in mostly city and interstates it's great. The interior is pretty good when you option it up. I have the Nav and 50 years leather package. Last daily driver was a 2005 CTS-V, stock with LS6 engine. Despite being a luxury brand, that model year had way stiffer suspension. It rode like a stock 04-05 STi.

It's not so tossable as an FT86, but I don't drive twisty backroads much anymore like when I had an Rx-7.
Hmm. Could trade in my BRZ and lease something...
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Revamped in title

Throughout the article;

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Throughout the article;

Clickbait headlines.

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