No I read a bits of your posts so I didnt get the full story. I know the 86 does not rev up to 12 000 rpm that was an example explaining torque but the point is higher reving equates to better in a performance car. If you serious about using it for a track car then why even bother with a brand new vechicle?
No there is no emotion in this thread the toyota is coupe not a hatch, I only deal with logic. Anyways what type of racing are you planing to do sir? My brother has a volvo C30 T5 polestar ed, its a real pocket rocket. Toyota has the best resale value but it all depends on the car. Toyota sports cars still fetch a pretty penny today. I mean a friend of mine had a 2002 tazz he sold it for 56k a few months ago lol.
Anyways if you a serious for racing then I would say you being stupid by buying a new car and hoping to take it to track events. I would say go buy a car for R10 000 from some scrap yard just for the body and get it tuned and tweaked with the rest of the budget, there cheaper faster than all your cars stating performance vehicle.
ALSO NOTE I'VE SAID THIS MANY TIMES SO I WILL SAY IT AGAIN. THE TOYOTA IS A TOY THAT LOOKS GOOD ITS NOT THE FASTEST CAR IN THE WORLD ITS NOT PRACTICAL, ITS MEANT TO LET YOU HAVE A SPORTS CAR WITHOUT COSTING R600 000 FOR A POSCHE BOSXTER/Z4/SLK/AUDI TT. If you want practicallity good value ect rolled up in a single package then dont consider the 86 or the BRZ its not for you and no amount of debating is going to change that ok.
@ Sinbad yeah AUC is important but at low revs torque has more say at high revs kW has more say. I was keeping things simple for the mentally challenged you see , I mean it says "I got 400 nM on tap" like anyone cares. Now if i bring in graphs showing performance outputs, and sectionalise it and calculate AUC, it will have a stroke.