I love my car, and it's stock right now, and, honestly, might just stay stock, but something has been bugging me for a while. A car like a WRX is, from what little I get about cars, just a turbo charged version of a 4 cylinder Impreza. Right? Most of the cars people compare the WRX to, BMWs, Mustangs, Infinitis, VWs, etc, all have non-turbo/supercharged engines.
My questions is how are these other companies able to get so much bang out of their engines without the use of a turbo or supercharger, and cars like mine would be neutered without it?
One of the cars I love is the G37X, and another would be the new Camaro (about the only American car I would buy). Imagine those cars with turbos. They're already pretty fast.
I know the WRX costs a lot less, so I guess a better comparison is the STi to those two cars I mentioned. The STi would still be neutered without the turbo. The Infiniti and Chevy would smoke it. Can't Subaru make an engine that performs as well without the use of a turbo?