Agreed. For everyone who didn't purchase a dynamic: Remove your spare tire and you'll have instant weight savingsI’d be more concerned about reliability. The 3.3 is a proven engine in several platforms. The new engine is kind of an unknown. Weight for such a small change in displacement is the least of my concerns. Though I do want more power, better efficiency etc
I'm 100% with you. Weight is a significant factor when it comes to handling, especially front/rear balance. I'm hoping that it actually weighs less, and/or the platform loses some weight.I do agree it should be less than 50lbs, as mentioned, it is just something that concerns me. And mostly from a handling stand point.
I always heard lighter wheels improve performance. Even saw posts over the years where people would state "each pound of savings equals x more horsepower". I had a 16 WRX and traded out the stocks with 18 pound Enkei's and didn't notice any power gains.
I bet youre right. Another thing I noticed about the new 3.5....seems like the turbos are mounted pretty high compared to our current car. Def gotta be a packaging decision but could have interesting implicationsI assume it's to allow for engine movement, as the rest of the intake duct is attached to the frame. Even the 3.3 has a small ribbed section of the stock intake elbows to account for this. Aftermarket intakes just use silicone couplings to do the same thing, but I bet it puts a lot more strain on said couplings.