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    Performance Departments

    I had a rather entertaining thought today. What if every manufacturer's in-house performance department got a hold of their manufacturer's entire model line-up like AMG does with Mercedes? How badass would an SVT Taurus or a NISMO G37 be? Heck, even a Mazdaspeed 2 sounds appealing! Thoughts? Anything specific you'd like to see?

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    A Mazdaspeed Miata with a RX-8 engine!

    I think a CR-Z Type R would be pretty cool.

    And maybe a TRD GT-86- that car could use a horsepower boost.

    A Legacy STi would be fun too...

    Add me a BMW M7 and both versions of the Audi RS8- the sedan and the mid engined supercar! Why the heck not?

    Add a Dodge SRT Dart while we're at it!

    Wow, this is a fun game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post

    Wow, this is a fun game.
    Isn't it!? Things could get wild too like an SRT Caravan or a Mini Cooper M!

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    There is no AMG GLK. Hmm...

    I will have to think of some fun ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post

    A Legacy STi would be fun too...

    Wow, this is a fun game.
    The used to have this, was called the B4 if im not mistaken.
    I want to die in my sleep like my Grandma, not screaming like the other 3 people in her car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrafan427 View Post
    Isn't it!? Things could get wild too like an SRT Caravan or a Mini Cooper M!
    Yup!

    I think the Mini Cooper would be a JCW car though.

    Quote Originally Posted by acfsambo View Post
    The used to have this, was called the B4 if im not mistaken.
    I think you're right, but they haven't made a new one I think.

    Honda is a tricky one- do you call it a Type R or a Mugen?

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    A Dacia Sandero RS would be hilarious.

    And brilliant, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acfsambo View Post
    The used to have this, was called the B4 if im not mistaken.
    Spec. B in America. If were thinking of the same thing.
    "Horsepower sells motor cars, but torque wins motor races."
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    Quote Originally Posted by acfsambo View Post
    The used to have this, was called the B4 if im not mistaken.
    Japan gets awesome everything. You can get a 300hp Nissan Pathfinder over there. Who needs Nismo anyway :P
    All about the t-tops

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    Imagine an RS Fiesta with AWD running the 1.0L Ecoboost engine liek the one they put into the formula car.
    I want to die in my sleep like my Grandma, not screaming like the other 3 people in her car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrafan427 View Post
    Heck, even a Mazdaspeed 2 sounds appealing! Thoughts?
    fiesta ST is the same thing?

    would like to see coupe version of the MX5 with the motor from the mazda 3 MPS in it.
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    funny that nobody sofar has mentioned the Abarth treatment of Fiat products...it is exactly what the thread started has in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    fiesta ST is the same thing?
    Put a V between the S and T and then make the Mazdaspeed 2
    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    funny that nobody sofar has mentioned the Abarth treatment of Fiat products...it is exactly what the thread started has in mind.
    Not much they can do here in the states besides make a 500L Abarth which would be very fascinating! A Bravo Abarth would be pretty slick and a Doblo Abarth would be downright funny

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