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    Default Scion FR-S... modern 240Z?

    Well, I did it. I went out and purchased a Scion FR-S. I did it for all the same reasons I fell in love with 240Zs - it's simply fun to drive!

    It has a Subaru "boxer" power-plant for lower center of gravity that has a mesmerizing, hi-RPM, pitch. A rock solid close ratio 6-speed gear-box plumbed into a rear-wheel drive (very important to me). A no-nonsense cockpit that features butterfly style racing seats. A turning radius of a Segway AND (dare I say) a sculpted body that closer resembles a 240Z; way closer than a 350 or 370Z.

    It wont beat a MP3 or GTI in a quarter mile but I've seen them smoke them at autocross events - right out of the box too! I love the stiff, low-profile ride, it absolutely feels and responds like a go-kart.

    So, I guess what I am trying to say here is that this is a fun, no nonsense, affordable sports car - just like the 240Z was in 1970 (still tops in my book).
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    Congratulations! It's nice to hear it from you too.
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    And you can drift while reading a book!
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    Yeah they do pretty well at AutoX, I usually race with the BMW CCA guys at Qualcomm and there's 2 or 3 that always come out, would love to see you out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Zeros View Post
    Captain-Zeros---

    I genuinely appreciate your sharing this article. I like the side-by-side spec comparison. I found the weight differential of 408 pounds especially interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madkaw View Post
    And you can drift while reading a book!
    Call it familiarity, I still find the 240Z a superior drifter {:^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennymonster View Post
    Yeah they do pretty well at AutoX, I usually race with the BMW CCA guys at Qualcomm and there's 2 or 3 that always come out, would love to see you out there!
    PM me the next time you head to the Q... SCCA Auto-X at the Q!

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    I own a BRZ and I have to say I do agree with you. While the driving characteristics of the cars in my opinion are not that similar, the driving philosophy and 'fun' behind the creation of the two cars are.
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