Redesigned Japan-Only GT86 Cb Looks Great, But Is 'For Women?' WTF?

Toyota announced a redesigned version of the GT86 (which we in the states know as the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ) with a great-looking new front end that I think gives it the classic look of an old 240Z or an E-Type. It's called the Cb, which I'm told stands for "Cool Beauty." I'm also told it's "for women." Come on,… » 2/12/15 12:25pm 2/12/15 12:25pm

Toyota 86. It will be the end of me

The day the newswires lit up with details of the new back-to-basics sports car from Toyota was the day I wanted to own one. I’d been so disheartened with the state of the automotive industry and the type of cars it was making for so many years, I’d all but switched off. Driven by marketing departments rather than… » 6/05/13 11:31pm 6/05/13 11:31pm

The Ten Minute Test - E46 M3 vs. FR-S vs. IS250

Welcome Jalopnik readers to a new segment where, I, as your intrepid reviewer get ten minutes to drive three cars and make some sort of meaningful, ideally insightful and maybe even witty, comparison. » 5/14/13 10:01am 5/14/13 10:01am

World Challenge Is The Best Sports Car Racing You've Never Heard Of

Let's get this out of the way first. This is simply the most Jalop series in racing today. Perhaps nothing more needs to be said than that the two front-running teams are the Cadillac CTS-Vs and the K-Pax Volvo S60s. If that doesn't float your boat it's almost guaranteed your favorite manufacturer is represented. » 4/18/13 10:09am 4/18/13 10:09am

'Super 86' Is A Wonderfully Monsterized Scion FR-S

I think pretty much everyone agrees the BRZ/FR-S/Toyota 86 triumvirate is a good time on four wheels, and we're just at the cusp of what will likely be a vast ocean of race-bred variations. It looks like the Monsterization machines over in Fukishima Prefecture have been working overtime, and the result is the Super 86. » 3/11/13 3:32pm 3/11/13 3:32pm

Zone Out On This 360° View Of The Toyota FT–86 Open Concept

Who cares about the total absence of rear legroom? It’s an FR-S with the wind in your hair! Same two-liter boxer, same light weight, same thirty-year-old concept honed to modern perfection. They’ll build it, won’t they? » 3/07/13 11:45am 3/07/13 11:45am

Watch The Toyota FT-86 Open Concept Go For A Drive On A Sunny Day

If you're anything like me, you just slogged through a freezing-ass winter, and a drive in a convertible on a sunny afternoon sounds extremely appealing right now. That's why I dig this video of the droptop FT-86 in action. » 3/01/13 9:04am 3/01/13 9:04am

Your Ridiculously Awesome Toyota Sportscar Family Wallpaper Is Here

Toyota! We give you guys shit for being beige sometimes, but I have to admit that when you get it right, you really get it right. And by "it," I mean performance cars. You've got a fantastic sporting heritage that no one can argue with. » 1/05/13 6:00pm 1/05/13 6:00pm

These Are The Adorable Little Mini-Scions You Can Make Out Of Paper

Man, the Scion FR-S has been getting a ton of love lately as we reflect on the best cars of 2012. And for good reason, too — it's awesome to drive. » 12/13/12 4:00pm 12/13/12 4:00pm

How Much Horsepower Should The BRZ STI Have?

More rumors are trickling out about a purported hopped-up STI version of everyone's current favorite rear-wheel-drive Subaru, the BRZ. » 11/24/12 4:00pm 11/24/12 4:00pm

Jeremy Clarkson Calls The Toyobaru 'One Of The Best Cars I've Driven In…

Underneath it all, Jeremy Clarkson is a car guy. He gets it. He loves the Toyobaru almost as much as we do. A sports car balanced towards driving joy, not towards pure numbers. The numbers thing, the how-fast-can-we-drag-race-a-bunch-of-cars, is the realm of people who think more is better, not better is better. The… » 11/22/12 2:00pm 11/22/12 2:00pm

Scion Finally Brings Peformance Cars To SEMA

For years Scion has brought cars to SEMA, but they've always been blobby xBs with turntables in them or whatever. Now they have the FR-S, and we actually care about their three newest tuned cars. » 10/29/12 2:30pm 10/29/12 2:30pm

Watch A Scion FR-S Fail The 'Moose Test'

When the Jeep Grand Cherokee failed the Moose Test, a minor scandal arose. This time, a recreation of the famous Swedish road maneuver trial with a Toyota GT-86/Scion FR-S is actually funny. » 10/23/12 12:00pm 10/23/12 12:00pm

It's Surprisingly Easy To Write In Cursive With A Scion FR-S

We already know that the FR-S is a fine sports car and baby hauler, but how well does it work as a pen? Fairly well, actually, as one owner found out. » 10/05/12 12:30pm 10/05/12 12:30pm

Watch The AE86 Face Off Against The GT 86 On A Track

Around these parts, we're big fans of Toyota's rear-drive hatchback hero, the AE86. We're equally partial to the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, the hachiroku's modern day comeback. But how would they stack up when pitted against one another today? » 9/02/12 4:00pm 9/02/12 4:00pm

Why Toyota’s Brazil-like Commercial Is The Best Car Ad In Years

The graphics look like something out of an old version of Grand Theft Auto. There are no sexy babes, or dancing hamsters, or dubstep. And yet the newest Subieyota ad is the best we've seen in years. » 8/20/12 12:30pm 8/20/12 12:30pm

Is The Toyobaru As Awesome As A Used Porsche Cayman S?

Of course, you know by now the Toyobaru/Scion FR-S is the second coming of every svelte speeder that ever slew a sports-car circuit sideways on a Sunday. You know that because, well, it is. But how does it fare on the goosepimples-per-dollar scale? » 8/15/12 4:00pm 8/15/12 4:00pm

This FR-S Was Hooned Too Hard

Even brand new cars can be used up like a disposable diaper if you're not careful. That is to say, you can shit on it and destroy it in fairly short order. » 8/09/12 6:00pm 8/09/12 6:00pm