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DSCOTY '08: Boy Racers Level 2
What is Dieselstation's best high-end boy racer of the year?
Ford Shelby GT Coupe [ 5 ] ** [11.90%]
Honda S2000 CR [ 10 ] ** [23.81%]
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution [ 10 ] ** [23.81%]
Nissan 350Z Nismo [ 4 ] ** [9.52%]
Subaru Impreza WRX STI [ 13 ] ** [30.95%]
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post Feb 14 2008, 12:25 AM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '08 competition, please see this thread.

Ford Shelby GT Coupe
Base MSRP:
$35,580
Available Engines: 4.6 liter SOHC 24-valve V8 with 319 HP and 330 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 15 City/23 Highway (5MT), 15/22 (5AT) Specs for standard Mustang GT model
Curb Weight: 3400 lbs. (est.)







Honda S2000 CR
Base MSRP:
$36,300
Available Engines: 2.2 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 237 HP and 162 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 18 City/25 Highway
Curb Weight: 2765-2855 lbs.







Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Base MSRP:
$32,990
Available Engines: 2.0 liter turbocharged DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 291 HP and 300 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual or 6-speed dual-clutch sequential manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: All-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 16 City/22 Highway (5MT), (TC-SST N/A)
Curb Weight: 3517-3594 lbs.







Nissan 350Z Nismo
Base MSRP:
$38,290
Available Engines: 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 306 HP and 268 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 18 City/25 Highway
Curb Weight: 3353 lbs.







Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Base MSRP:
$34,995
Available Engines: 2.5 liter turbocharged DOHC 16-valve horizontally-opposed flat-4 with 305 HP and 290 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual
Available Drivetrains: All wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 17 City/23 Highway
Curb Weight: 3395 lbs.





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post Feb 14 2008, 01:15 AM
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Vote cast for the S2000 CR. I may not be a fan of the way the aerodynamic aids look, but they're functional. I love the purity of the car, and I'm pretty sure it's the closest Honda's going to get to making a Type-R version. The Nismo runs it close, but it's a lot heavier and I'd rather have a convertible. I also can't deny the old-school appeal of the Shelby. The Evo and STi are great cars, but not my choice in this company.
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post Feb 14 2008, 02:23 AM
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I'm really getting into the Toybaru.. it got my vote...

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post Feb 14 2008, 04:07 AM
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Eheh...hehehehe. tongue.gif

I really love what Mitsubishi's done with the Evo. Talking to a member here revealed to me that the Evo IX was a shitload of fun to drive but terrible to live with day to day. It sounds like Mitsubishi has really fixed that this time around. The Evo X is something that every review so far has said can be driven day in and day out, and then thrashed on the track on weekends, which is what a Boy Racer should be. Clearly this is a step away from the enthusiast car that was the Evo VIII/IX, but I think it's a step in the right direction for expanding the group of buyers. Furthermore, certain reviews have posted faster laptimes than the WRX STI with both the GSR model and the MR model. I truly think this is going to be one hell of an awesome car. thumbs_up.gif
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post Feb 14 2008, 05:11 AM
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I don't know what it is, maybe there is something wrong with me mentally...but the EVO X just doesn't do anything for me. The Nismo and S2000 CR are nice, but again, don't stir anything inside me. And the mustang looks old and clunky in this crowd.

The STi on the other hand, I think is my ideal sport's car...you might even say it is my current "realistic dream car".

I think the only car sold on the planet today, which could be in this category, and give the STi a run for it's money IMO is the JDM spec Civic Type R...I seriously hope we get some version of that car over here.
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post Feb 14 2008, 07:25 AM
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QUOTE(Bjorn @ Feb 14 2008, 05:11 AM) *
I don't know what it is, maybe there is something wrong with me mentally...but the EVO X just doesn't do anything for me. The Nismo and S2000 CR are nice, but again, don't stir anything inside me. And the mustang looks old and clunky in this crowd.

The STi on the other hand, I think is my ideal sport's car...you might even say it is my current "realistic dream car".

I think the only car sold on the planet today, which could be in this category, and give the STi a run for it's money IMO is the JDM spec Civic Type R...I seriously hope we get some version of that car over here.

a little 2 door, 200hp hatch? your crazy, no way are they in the same power/price range.


I vote for the EVO X, I think the s2000 CR and Nismo 350z are kind of a waste of money. Why spend the extra money on mods I probably wouldnt want (body kit) and just buy a base model and mod only what I like.

as for the mustang, it comes in a distant second, but second nonetheless.
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post Feb 14 2008, 07:46 AM
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QUOTE(goota @ Feb 14 2008, 07:25 PM) *
a little 2 door, 200hp hatch? your crazy, no way are they in the same power/price range.


Tsk, tsk. I thought you knew your JDM Goota. The JDM CTR is a sedan now, and apparently absolutely mind-blowing to drive. EVO rated it higher the Gallardo Superleggera in their COTY special. In fact, I think it finished sixth overall after behind the 997 GT3 RS, 430 Scuderia, R8, CLK Black, and the M3. Not a bad set of cars to lose to at all...especially if you're a Civic. Even more impressive when you consider it beat out (in no particular order) the Aston DBS, Lotus 2-Eleven, Gallardo Superleggera, 350Z, Vauxhall VXR8, and the Mini Cooper S JCW.
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post Feb 14 2008, 07:47 AM
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Guess what i voted? DS_Naughty2.gif
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post Feb 14 2008, 08:28 AM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Feb 14 2008, 10:47 AM) *
Guess what i voted? DS_Naughty2.gif


Asshat. thumbs_down.gif













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post Feb 14 2008, 08:41 AM
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QUOTE(Razor @ Feb 14 2008, 10:28 AM) *
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post Feb 14 2008, 09:01 AM
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I went for the STI too. I was really pulling toward the Shelby (it's supposed to be the best Mustang ever made pretty much, or at least in the top 3) but the STI is just so damned sexy.
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post Feb 14 2008, 10:07 AM
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Fuck...I just spent 5 minutes staring at the STi...I have to quit...or I might go out and do something stupid, like try to buy one, bankrupting me.
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post Feb 14 2008, 10:19 AM
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^ You can sleep in a car, but you can't drive a house. wink.gif
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post Feb 14 2008, 10:41 AM
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^That is the smartest thing I have ever heard on the internet!

QUOTE(goota @ Feb 14 2008, 09:25 AM) *
a little 2 door, 200hp hatch? your crazy, no way are they in the same power/price range.


Goota, this is the new JDM Civic Type R...I think it is gorgeous.

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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Feb 14 2008, 11:41 AM) *
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For all that anorexia, you sure are slow.
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post Feb 14 2008, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE(Razor @ Feb 14 2008, 12:51 PM) *
For all that anorexia, you sure are slow.

Beat you in the quarter mile tongue.gif
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Feb 14 2008, 02:53 PM) *
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Beat you around the track.
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QUOTE(Razor @ Feb 14 2008, 02:25 PM) *
Beat you around the track.

Everyone knows you have to live your life a quarter mile at a time.
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post Feb 14 2008, 01:04 PM
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QUOTE(Razor @ Feb 15 2008, 12:25 AM) *
Beat you around the track.


Which track?

Tsukuba Lap Times:

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X : 1:06:46

Subaru Impreza WRX STI : 1:05:95 DS_Naughty2.gif

More here.
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QUOTE(moethepaki @ Feb 14 2008, 04:04 PM) *
Which track?

Tsukuba Lap Times:

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X : 1:06:46

Subaru Impreza WRX STI : 1:05:95 DS_Naughty2.gif
More here.


This is worth looking at: R&T Comparison
And this track: R&T Laptimes

Even has telemetry for you.

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