Driving DynamicsDriving techniques (trail braking, power slides, donuts, scandinavian flicks, etc), and vehicle dynamics (roll centres, c/g weigh transfer, etc)
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I found the evo a lot more willing sideways, whereas the wrx was more of a plough, you swing its weight one way, it continues to move that way, hesitant to change directions. Behaves more like a front driver than evo. I could not handle the evo on mud where the wrx simply ploguhed through so I bought the wrx instead (yes my driving skills are modest to say the least). If I was more controlled with my opposite lock, I'd had taken the evo.
all you need to do in a ayc equipped evo is steer no over/understeer or weight transfer like the scoob. just keep you foot planted until all 4 tyres start smoking and you start 4wheel drifting towards the kerb you can hit some serious cornering speeds and every thing is so focused and acurate but it does get a bit boring not being able to play with the weight of the car like the scoob.
also find the scoobs to be a bit boaty with fast direction change where as the evo would change direction as fast as you could turn the wheel.
my 05 sti with prodrive springs, adccd, whitline antiroll bars and powerstation setup still wouldnt touch my old evo6 round the twistys.
Last edited by gillyz20let; 21 July 2007 at 16:11.
Evo's are quicker unless you REALLY know what you're doing. I always tend to trust Tim Schrick, IMO one of the best road testers on the planet at the moment and a pretty successful DTM guy. He is faster in an STI over varied terrain, but not by much.
As for driving style, it's pretty hard to put into words as it's alot about feel. IMO Evo's aren't much quicker but they FEEL alot quicker. Subarus feel quite planted and safe (unless you're braking hard - OMG - LOL), whereas I find Evos feel a bit floaty but better/pointier on direction changes. With my scoob, I can tell when it's going to break traction and at what end, and I can mess around with it a bit. In an Evo, it feels like the whole thing lets go and the gadgets are taking you round the corner - don't adjust anything just floor it and steer. At least the Evo doesn't understeer like the scoobs.
Both are amazing cars and the Evo probably has a slight edge for the average driver. I still think the scooby, even my lowly WRX PPP, feels MILES better. But then this is ScoobyNet, what did you expect?
I have had the fortune of driving EVO 6 (Tommi Mak) 7/8/9 regular. I Own STI 8 PPP. All mentioned cars are fantastic. However, For driving reward then there is nothing better than getting the STI on the ragged edge and keeping it there. The Evo in standard form displays very little understeer meaning beginners and newly qualified drivers can drive fairly quickly fairly soon with predictable oversteer (Much easier to control and rectify) The scoobs has a tendency to understeer which requires more often than not driving skills or technique (Like scandinavian flick) to unsettle the car whilst you balance it using the throttle. This in turn means you find yourself entering corners a little quicker than you might feel comfortable with and committing 100% (This can and will bite you at some point) The end result fairly equal performance with completely different technique. (well it would be boring if they were both thye same, wouldnt it!)
In real life testing, admittedly not by me, but comparing evo to 2006 sti, the following was recorded:
Red arrows represent lift/downforce at air flow of 144km/h
Blue arrows represent lift/downforce at air flow of 200km/h
This shows the downforce on the car at speed compared to an evo. It demonstrates that the car is engineered to go light at the front with speed and thus create more understeer as this is acknowledged as being the safest for normal use. It also shows that the rear spoiler/roof spoiler/improved under floor panelling and diffuser on the 2006 STi are actually functional items.
Hammer both, wait for the Scooby's engine to go pop then drive the Evo and wait for the Evo's gearbox to break
haha in my experinace, evo's rear diff/ayc system, gearbox and bottom end to all let go LoL!
I Had an evo before my wrx, was nice to drive tho a very stiff ride, handling was something else, loved going sideways and gripped well, best car driven tho you couldnt make a mistake in it as the ayc sorted it all out which got a bit boaring, now the wrx is much more of a drivers car, although it dosent go sideways as much ( prob due to the power difference) itis in the drivers control, can feel the car more and are in a lot more contol of it to the evo...
With the V Ltd front lip spoiler the front downforce is increased
Very true. I fitted my front lip spoiler this week and the first time I took the car out, the difference was quite noticeable even at 60mph. Keeps the nose down very well on bumpy roads ... and let's face it, looks cool too
The final figure doesnt ultimately matter to me but will be around 500 bhp/500 lb/ft (on pump fuel) depending on how we decide to map it, what fuel I use and what rev limit I stick on it. But it will be over 400 lb/ft from 3k to redline - which is fairly nice