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nw111

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Altezza is rear wheel drive, stock with a high revving engine (pls don't say you want auto). Between the tezza and FD2... I would choose the tezza, as I feel it is a better platform being RWD (yes I am biased). Plus in stock form, it comes with a very good engine already, and in terms of modding, you have the 1JZ and 2JZ options.. or if you're crazy enough you can stick a V8 in


Plus Altezza isn't as common as the FD. You drive a FD2R...people think its fake with bodykits. A Tezza is a Tezza.

My 2 cents.
Local example belonged to our fellow forumer


Yes FN2R is a kinda the "forgotten, unloved child" of the Type R family but it's still an original Type R after all. Doesn't look that nice but subjective taste aside, it's the cheapest proper Type R you can buy.

CL7 is slightly longer and 100kg heavier.
Why forgotten & unloved? Because rear torsion beam instead of double wishbone like on EP3R & FD2R & heavier than those two. Hugely disappointed when I drove one.

With CL7 weighing in close to 1.4 tonne I'd focus on increasing the torque (BOT? K20/K24 hybrid?).
 
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Local example belonged to our fellow forumer




Why forgotten & unloved? Because rear torsion beam instead of double wishbone like on EP3R & FD2R. Hugely disappointed when I drove one.
Is the difference that pronounced? Rear torsion beam... Clio RS & Fiesta ST is also using that. I don't know, having never drove any. Myvi with rear torsion beam steers like a boat.