Subaru BRZ: The Real Deal

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Remember when we told you the Subaru BRZ STI Concept actually isn't what the real car's going to look like? Toyota's little pet automaker's just proved it by releasing this teaser image of the Subaru BRZ in its production sheet metal.

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We're all so hungry for content automakers can show us contradictory information and we'll just thank 'em for it by publishing it. For instance, we will simultaneously be reporting on the BRZ STI concept in LA while knowing, thanks to Subaru's fervent press release posting, that the long rectangular foglights on the BRZ STI will be round on the production model introduced in Tokyo a few weeks later.

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And that's just one of the many changes we should expect to see from the real deal.

Not like it matters so long as the Subieyota really has a 300-hp-ish boxer under the hood, keeps the weight down, and powers the rear wheels. Hell, they can build it naked for all we care.

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DISCUSSION

Subaru,

This car looks epic. It looks like you and Toyota have a winner. So why ruin it with a jumbled mish-mash of random letters? It looks like you put a keyboard in front of a baby and just went with the first three letters they typed.

Toyota has some history with 86 (ignoring Scion for the moment). What history do you have the letters B, R, & Z? What's that? I'm sorry, I can't understand you when you mumble...because that's what you've done with the "name" of this car. Mumbled. Instead of making a bold statement and giving it a name that shouts its intentions to the automotive world, you went all weak-spined, limp-wristed and onomonopia/buzz cut.

Legacy, Impreza, Outback, damn, even Justy, these are names people know and remember. This is a car that people will remember, so why not give it a name to remember?

I'm excited to see this car. I'm excited to drive this car. But I'm certainly not excited to talk about this car. There's still time to change that. For the love of good handling, snappy acceleration and ultra-low centers-of-gravity, please give this car a proper name people will want to say and not just type.

Thanks,

Fans of names for cars

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