Subaru introduced a pair of racers at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, unveiling its challengers for both the Nürburgring 24 and the Japanese Super GT Series. Continue reading Subaru shows racing versions of STI and BRZ Subaru shows racing versions of STI and BRZ originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:01:00 EST. Show More Summary
There have already been eleventy zillion reviews of the Toyobaru twins, all saying that it's the second coming of the affordable lightweight sports coupe. We know how it does on the track, and in the hands of a Jalopnik editor for a day trip, but what's it like to live with this car every day? How does it work in the real world? Read more...
Subaru had plans to build the Crosstrek here in the US, but Reuters reports that the company has changed its mind and will build the little crossover Scooby in Japan, in the same Gunma Prefecture factory where the Impreza, BRZ and Levorg are built. Show More Summary
www.ZerCustoms.com - This Subaru BRZ commercial is one of the top ten car ads we've ever seen. The ad... [...]
Through the first ten months of 2014, Subaru has sold 19,969 copies of their Impreza-based WRX and STi, 996 more than the number of Toyobaru sports cars sold in America this year. WRX/STi sales are up 35% through the end of October 2014,...Show More Summary
The upcoming Mazda MX-5 will have to be keener on pricing to better compete with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins, according to the boss of Mazda Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Los Angeles auto show, the man in charge of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, admitted there’s opportunity for sharper pricing on [...]
There are two things I wouldn’t normally do for a review. One is write from the perspective of the first person, the other is rack up more than 1000km driving the test vehicle in question. It’s not my fault though. Blame the 2015 Subaru BRZ… Writing about the Subaru BRZ – or its Toyota 86 twin – [...]
Ever since Toyota and Subaru released the sports car alternatively known as the GT86, 86, BRZ and Scion FR-S a couple of years ago, rumors have circulated that even more exciting variants could be in store. But at least as far as Scion...Show More Summary
Subaru’s Forester has received a new STI-enhanced variant, but like the STI-enhanced BRZ the new hot Forester is being offered exclusively in Japan. We’re not talking a fully-fledged STI model like the Impreza WRX STI, but rather a run-of-the-mill Subaru that's been upgraded with some off-the-shelf STI parts. Subaru likes to call them...
Ever wonder what it would look like if Subaru made a big brother to the BRZ, maybe to take on the Nissan GT-R or Japan's Super GT series? (Well, the BRZ already competes in the GT300 class, but we're talking about the GT500 major leagues here.) Wonder no more, car fans, because it'd probably look something like this. Show More Summary
Subaru has finally joined the club and unveiled its Vision Gran Turismo concept for Gran Turismo 6. Dubbed the Viziv GT, it's like a BRZ on steroids. Actually, Subaru says the Viziv GT is based on the same styling theme as the Viziv 2 plug-in hybrid concept that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, although it's hard to believe this...
Maybe more than anything else, the Scion FR-S, Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ trio are platforms: easy to buy, easy to strip, and very much rear-wheel drive. This has led to some rather audacious engine swaps. Read more...
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