What’s the difference between a professional drift Scion FR-S and a professional rally Subaru BRZ? It’s simple: one does jumps!
I hope you’re sitting down, because Fuji Heavy is going to blow your mind with some of the upgrades to the 2017 Subaru BRZ. There will be a Track Mode, a Performance Package, and five more horsepower! Hey Hellcat—you’re on notice.
The Subaru BRZ is such a great driver’s car, it might make you cringe when I tell you that Mississippi State University turned one into a plug-in hybrid. What won’t make you cringe, though, are the performance figures.
Or is it a super-hot Scion FR-S? It’s a little unclear, as the sleuths at Autoguide (who originally uncovered the drawings) note that Toyota (or as the youths call it, “Scion”) filed the Japanese patent, but the application listed Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, as the creator. All we know is, it’s…
The Subaru BRZ is a scalpel among sports cars, capturing the imagination of the “I learned to heel-and-toe before I walked” crowd from the moment it was announced. What do you need to know before you buy a Subaru BRZ? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you in our Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
“Tell me, do you bleed?” the new 2016 Mazda Miata Club Edition asked its chief rival in the small sports car space, the Subaru BRZ, as they showed up for Motor Trend’s track-day comparison test at Willow Springs. “...You will.”
The poor Subaru BRZ! It’s one of the best dedicated sports cars of our time, and despite a ton of initial hype, it’s had a hard time selling beyond a small but dedicated fanbase. It can’t shake the widespread sentiment that it needs more power.
As I calmly waited for the car to arrive, I felt none of the usual anticipation for the experience that lay before me. The burbly metallic blue coupe eventually rolled up, giving me the chance to convince the car’s caretaker to hand over the keys. It was at that point when I realized that almost everything I thought I…
Yes, they’re awfully close to BMW’s Yas Marina Blue, but I have to admit Subaru’s limited-edition Series Hyper.Blue BRZ and WRX STI look sexy as hell. Only 700 STIs and 500 BRZs will have the color when they go on sale this fall. Get ‘em while they last.
I recently had the chance to compare my Nissan Skyline GT-R to a Scion FR-S. Yes, folks, that’s right: I’ve compared my legendary, powerful, fabled, privately imported, mad tyte JDM yo Nissan Skyline GT-R to a budget-priced Toyota with more interior plastic than a McDonald’s Play Place.
In America, car culture seems to always be about the Big Numbers. Zero to 60. The quarter mile. Top speed. Nobody cares how a car actually drives, or the experience it delivers, or how it makes you feel, just how it puts down the Big Numbers. This is why the Subaru BRZ has a hard time fitting in.
I’m rolling in the special-edition Subaru BRZ Series.Blue for the next week. It’s gonna be a good week.
Earlier this week, Subaru unveiled the BRZ STi concept at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, and my now-sentient camera took a few shots of the long-awaited coupe without my knowledge. Here are those high-res pictures, and may they find their way onto your collective desktops safely. Enjoy!
Fans of the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S have been hounding at their respective manufacturers for years now about hotted-up versions, and those pleas have so far fallen on deaf ears. But now, with the Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept, someone seems to have been listening. Sort of. But not really.
It's probably not an STI version. Or maybe it is?
About a year ago I leased a Subaru BRZ; I thought it would be awesome. Now I'm annoyed by the lack of power and could really use something with more space. How would I go about getting out of the lease? Should I suck it up and pay the penalty, or stick it out and wait until the lease is over?
Some gearheads love horsepower. Some love torque. Some love RPM. This car is for that third group.