why subaru?

Discussion in '1934 Auto Union Typ A' started by twistedracer, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. why the hell does a chevy have subaru engine in it? chevy could have just made a better engine for it, its not like they are going broke or somthing. what do think?
     
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    yeah chevy could have put a better engine in it, but who knows, it aint really much point asking cuz you'll likely never know
     
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    Maybe because Subaru has an AWD engine layout and Chevy doesn't, and they're too lazy to engineer one.
     
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    maybe chevy is gettin smart and figuring out japanese engineering is way better than try to shove 8 cylinders in here<!-- Signature -->
     
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    It's because GM has a good relationship with Suzuki, and owns part of the company. Don't ask me how I got so smart, I just do my car homework.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>maybe chevy is gettin smart and figuring out japanese engineering is way better than try to shove 8 cylinders in here</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    yes thats exactly it you #$%#ing moron<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from icedupracing</i>
    <b>maybe chevy is gettin smart and figuring out japanese engineering is way better than try to shove 8 cylinders in here</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Oh I'm sorry, wrong answer.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Well I hate to be the one to point out a mistake, but the company is Subaru, not Suzuki.
     
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    Because that Boxer engine kicks ass, can put out as much power as most larger V-8's Chevy would put in it (unless they went considerably larger), and that Boxer engine is not only designed for an AWD drivetrain, it's also designed so that it can sit low in the car to maximize a low center of gravity, and it distributes the weight well horizontally, so that it can improve the handling considerably.

    All in all, they wanted big power without sacrificing handling, I think it was a very good choice.

    Oh, and 300hp, 300lbft torque with a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine at 16ps boost is a good sign that an engine is more than sufficient isn't it?

    Also, while maximizing handling and getting really good power, they also managed to use a far more reliable engine, all in all why would they use a Chevrolet engine?

    As for them designing one of their own engines for it, they would have to totally redesign an engine from scratch, since it is a concept, and they would likely design an engine similar to Subaru's engine, and because they own a small portion of Subaru, they likely decided to just use Subaru's engine to see how well the car would work before investing time, effort, and a lot of money into designing an engine for a car they might not produce.


    BTW - Porsche originally designed that engine for Subaru, they've just redesigned it for their own intents and purposes.
     
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    lol. I saw everything that "password please" said on an infomercial for Subaru. As for GM designing their own engine for this car, why would they if, as already stated by “Danvm”, they own 24% of Subaru.

    And I don’t think 300 bhp from 16 pounds of boost is impressive at all.

    Btw, how does a mustang GT come from the factory “riced out”?
     
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    Subaru has infomercials?

    I hardly think Subaru would advertise the location and dimensions of the engine (being engineered to improve weight distribution), especially since most people don't even know the difference between an I4 and an H4.

    I didn't plageurize at all @$$hole, that's all based on NEUTRAL information I've picked up over the years, mainly through my experiences as a rally racer, talking to more experienced teams.

    Name ONE engine of 2.0 litres displacement that can run 300hp on 16psi boost (aside from the EVO) and 300lbft torque, let alone run 16psi boost reliably the STI and EVO are the only two, certainly Chevrolet has never produced such a potent combination that would work so well on a rally car.


    Edit - the definition of ryce is: a part added to a car to make it look fast, but only hinders performance.

    The COMPLETELY NON-FUNCTIONAL, STRICTLY ANESTHETIC fake hoodscoop and side vents that are blocked by a (mildly) drag inducing plastic cover, meet this very definition, no other car comes from the factory that way.

    I know you're a n00b, but I can't help saying that you are very ignorant, I hope (for your sake) that your posts improve soon, or you're going to lose favour very fast.
     
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    A lot of people posting do seem to "get" this vehicle, and a lot of people don't. I would call it an "offroad sportscar". I think its a BRILLIANT idea: with the ability to hot rod on or off road without having to worry so much about rollover problems. Why make offroad vehicles out of "tall" trucks which only increases rollover issues?? Make offroad vehicles out of sportscars!!!
    I own a 1990 Turbo 300ZX, which I love, but I would really love it if it had 10+ inches of ground clearance, bigger wheel wells, bigger wheels and tires, skid plates, and short overhangs front and back - then I could have twice as much fun hotrodding on or off road with a vehicle that is only about 4 & 1/2 feet tall.
    Some postings also argue that the Borrego needs a 6-cyclinder motor for torque. I think 300 lbs of torque is plenty, and if its from a 4 cylinder, thats great, especially (as someone else posting here has already said) since the H-4 has lower CG, which again, is what this thing is all about!!!
    I do kinda like the "truck" aspect of this vehicle for one reason - towing a small boat (because I own one). Then you'd effectively have "all" vehicles in one, which is maybe why they won't build it, because they won't be able to sell anything else!
    I just wish, if they build it, they have a auto-trans option. I've been shifting gears over 20 years, and I'm tired of it. Plus 300hp and 300lbs torque is plenty of power whether auto or manual.
     
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    I don't see why everyone thinks this thing has 300 hp/300 lb-ft. When this concept came out it only had 240 or 245 hp.
     
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    yuk man, its ugly as hell and i dumb idea, no way chevy could get in2 these races <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  15. What were you thinking? Saw a Suzuki outside? No Worries
     
  16. ur the biggest [email protected] ive seen yet besides stig y do you think that everyone that builds a car no matter wat make usses a chevy motor? cause there the best damn ones out there period.
     

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