"151 Ft/Lbs @ 6600RPM". When the Toybaru twins were launched, I wanted to love them. Hell, I wanted to grovel at their feet; like most others, bringing gifts of francenscense and muir. But as a long time driver of an NC miata, both on the track and the road, I knew that torque figure wasn't enough to make me happy at that price point. So I did what any moron in my situation would do.
I bought a Civic.
You see, I was shopping for a car when they launched. And I knew after being spoiled not only by a miata, but my previous daily, a 5 speed swapped SVX, the lack of torque would make me cry. So I decided to suck it up and drive a Civic for as long as humanly possible. With 128Ft/Lbs of torque, and a meager 140 HP, I would spend that time driving the Civic re-acclimating to driving the same slow econo-box things that everyone else had. When I could stand it, I would even use the Eco button, which I swear sucks away a few more of those precious pony's.
With the registration on the Civic expiring in March, I FINALLY allowed myself to drive the BRZ/FR-S. I also test drove a new Miata, Rusting, and turbo Genisis. I was going to test drive the Camaro but... well I didn't get that far. I won't go into details just yet, but as can be gandered, the lack of torque doesn't ruin the car.
More updates on the expliots of the BRZ to come. Let me know what you guys want to know about it in the comments below.