I’m thieving again. Someone recently directed me to Edmunds Inside Line blog, and posts tagged Suspension Walkarounds. I often hear people remark that cars like the AE86 and 510 handle as good as any modern machinery, and from some subjective point of views that might be true, but suspension designs and technology is evolving just like engine technology is.
Check the dual lower ball joints on the LFA for instance, which effectively create an imaginary ball joint somewhere much closer to the wheel center. Not exactly cutting edge, as such a set up is also found on the Pontiac G8… but it’s certainly not on your AE86. Of course the LFA probably won’t break your wrists and entertain you quite like a shakotan AE86 will. And I’m sure that 10 throttle V10 won’t stir your emotions quite the same either.