Nice purchase. What year is the S2000?
I drove an AP1 for a while. Plenty of people are quick to dismiss the car due to the low torque numbers, but it really is an excellent platform. The handling is phenomenal. I hope you're ready to deal with oversteer after fighting the STI's chronic understeer.
And the low torque numbers don't really translate into low torque at the wheels when you rev to 9K and your gearing is relatively short.
Consider this: An (imaginary) engine that makes 150 lb-ft of torque at 9000 RPMs is putting out the same amount of [horse] power as an engine that makes 225 lb-ft of torque at 6000 RPMs. Horsepower = Torque * RPM. Attach both engines to transmissions with proper gear ratios, and you would never be able to tell the difference. Aside from the much nicer exhaust note of the 9K motor.
Last edited by Construct; 08-22-2012 at 01:35 AM.
So you were going to sell and STi because it was too practical, and you were planning to purchase an R32?
WTF? They are basically the same car.(excpet the STi has a better AWD system and more power)
Good to see you actually got something different, since it seems thats what you were aiming for.
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Last edited by matches; 08-22-2012 at 10:47 AM.