There's been a lot of speculation about a convertible version of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins, but what about a targa? Scion will unveil a targa-topped FR-S at the 2014 SEMA show next week. Known as the Scion FR-S T1, it even features rear-window slats that make the car look a bit like a mini 1980s Camaro. This may be the first FR-S that...
Subaru has another special-edition model for the BRZ. Raise your hand if you think it’s becoming a tad too much. I don’t mind that the company wants the sports coupe to improve its on-road presence, but there’s been a lot of these lately and none of them come with the upgrade we all really want. Show More Summary
A new 2015 Subaru BRZ Special Edition will arrive in Australia this November, replete with a number of styling tweaks though no changes under the skin. In order to stand out from the crowd, the limited-run Subaru BRZ coupe gets very American GT stripes on the bonnet, boot and roof; 17-inch STI alloy wheels; an STI [...]
Subaru has introduced a new Special Edition version of its popular BRZ coupe this week, adding a number of unique styling features. Similar in appearance to last year’s BRZ S special, this new pack’s additional features sees the entry-level drive-away price increased from $37,150 to $40,650. Show More Summary
The Subaru BRZ isn’t getting a facelift anytime soon, but over in the UK, the BRZ is getting — or at least getting back — the entry level SE trim. It doesn’t sound that sexy, that much I think we can all agree on. But it does give customers in the UK a cheaper BRZ alternative than the ones they’re currently getting. Show More Summary
Things made by committee can feel less than the sum of their parts. With this grand tourer, however, Toyota and Subaru proved that one plus one could be more than two.
The Scion FR-S and its corporate cousins the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 are still relatively new to the sports car scene, having been launched in 2012. The cars represent an interesting alliance between Subaru and Toyota, two Japanese automakers, with Toyota taking care of the design work and Subaru handling the greasy bits underneath. Show More Summary
The IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) has just recently awarded the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S its coveted “Top Safety Pick" designation. It scored a “good” in the front moderate overlap, side impact, rear impact and roof crush, and an "Acceptable" in the small overlap test. Show More Summary
The 2015 Subaru BRZ on-sale now gets a range of tweaks that almost mirror those implemented on its twin model, the Toyota 86. Subaru says the cosmetic changes include a new shark fin antenna for the exterior, while inside the car sees a new frameless rear-vision mirror and trim elements that were previously finished in silver switch to [...]
Subaru has announced a handful of mild updates for the 2015 model year BRZ, with the nimble sportscar receiving suspension tweaks, new trim and a few other small changes. The price remains unchanged, however, with the BRZ continuing to sell for $37,150 drive-away. Show More Summary
I don’t think I’m the only one who has been disappointed with the underwhelming aftermarket programs given to the Subaru BRZ. I’m not expecting anywhere close to the level of a Nissan GT-R, but somewhere with equally impressive performance gains relative to its power wouldn’t hurt. Show More Summary
This is the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86 rally car, and it’s amazing. It will make its debut in WRC competition at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, August 21-24. Built by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), the new GT86 CS-R3 rally car is the realization of last year’s announcement that it would build the rear-drive platform, also used for...
Small, lightweight sports cars are unsafe, right? Not necessarily -- proving the right design can be safe whatever the size, the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S sports cars have just been awarded a 'Top Safety Pick' rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Tested in FR-S guise, both models -- largely identical save for the badge and...
The Toyota GT86 was launched in 2012, along with its Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S siblings. Although the GT86 was only sold in Europe, both the BRZ and the FR-S arrived in the United States for the 2013 model year. All three sports cars share the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, boxer engine that delivers 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Show More Summary
If launched, the coupe would be priced below the Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and apparently the driver in these two videos has love for bread and milk on a whole other level. Or perhaps he just needed an excuse to go drifting around town on what is normally a mundane grocery run. Show More Summary
You can now rest easy, Subaru BRZ fans. The Japanese sports car will live to see a second generation version after all. It wasn’t looking too good, especially after a recent conversation between Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and Drive indicated that the second-generation 86 could be a BMW-Toyota collaboration, leaving Subaru out in the cold. Show More Summary
Subaru and Toyota will build the next-generation sports coupe.
Hallelujah friends, hallelujah. One of the highest voices in Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, has just said that the boxer-obsessed automaker will release a second generation of the lovable BRZ. Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of FHI, has summarily shot down assertions made by Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer for the Toyota GT86. Show More Summary
It seems Toyota 86/Scion FR-S chief engineer Tetsuya Tada genuinely spooked some people when he said it's possible Toyota could team up with BMW instead of Subaru for the next generation of their small sports car. One of those people was Fuji Heavy Industries president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, who says that's just not true. Read more...