But Is The Alfa Romeo 4C As Good As The Cayman Or The FR-S/BRZ?

If you're like me, you're crossing out the days on your calendar until the Alfa Romeo 4C comes to America. It's the 21st century Ferrari Dino we've all been dreaming about. But how can it handle its rivals on a track? » 1/21/14 9:00am 1/21/14 9:00am

What Could These Mysterious Toyobaru Patents Mean?

The Toyobaru! I love it and so do you, but we're all pining for a version with more power in addition to that delectable handling. Now some mysterious patent drawings have cropped up that make us wonder if something special is in the cards. » 10/08/13 1:16pm 10/08/13 1:16pm

Toyota Wants A Sports Car Even Smaller Than The FR-S And A New Supra

Having tasted success in the sports car game with their GT86/Scion FR-S, Toyota has apparently developed an appetite for even more sports cars. Specifically, a family of three rear-wheel drive sports cars with the Toyobaru in the middle in terms of size and price. » 8/23/13 10:00am 8/23/13 10:00am

Scion FR-S Boss Wants The Toyobaru To Spawn Multiple Models

How would you like to see a whole family of models spawned from the Scion FR-S/Toyota GT-86/Subaru BRZ like what BMW has done with Mini? If your answer is "hell yes," then you'll be happy to know that Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of the Toyobaru, wants that to happen as well. » 3/13/13 12:06pm 3/13/13 12:06pm

Could The Scion FR-S Get A Hybrid Version For More Performance?

Go ahead and sit down if you aren't already, because I have some news that may upset you: it is possible that our beloved Toyota GT-86 (aka Scion FR-S, aka Subaru BRZ, aka The Toyobaru) could get a hybrid version in the near future. Gasp! » 3/09/13 1:30pm 3/09/13 1:30pm

Subaru BRZ RA: Caged With Steelies

Oh, Japan. Is it not enough that you have robot butlers and creepy maid cafés, but do you have to be the only market to have these great track-friendly, well-loved sports cars, too? The Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S/Toyota GT86 are respected all over for their handling, fun, and back-to-basics sports car feel, and it's all but… » 1/25/13 3:00pm 1/25/13 3:00pm

This Is A Scion FR-S Shooting Brake

The Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ have gotten far more than their fair share of praise during the last 12 months. Most of it is deserved, but now people are running out of ways to heap good mojo on the car. » 1/09/13 10:30am 1/09/13 10:30am

I'm calling my local Scion and Subaru people to get this thing built. I suggest all y'all start doing the same.

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

Toyota Ad About Escaping Nanny State Tyranny Shut Down By Nanny State…

We called Toyota's Brazil-like advertisement about the escape from an overprotective society that discouraged self expression and driving joy one of the best car ads in years. Without a hint of self-awareness or irony the British government has banned the ad because "the ad portrayed speed and the way the car could be… » 11/14/12 12:20pm 11/14/12 12:20pm

From Barcelona To Budapest In A Toyota GT 86

Nino Karotta’s videos have appeared on Jalopnik since 2009. He shaved his head and bore arms to test a Mercedes–Benz S600 AMG, learned to drive a Formula One car and, lately, teamed up with video whiz kid György Szeljak to create the Hungarian Wolverine series, where he drove a BMW M5, his old Renault Avantime and a… » 7/04/12 5:30pm 7/04/12 5:30pm