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...
Recently, senior Toyota engineer Tetsuya Tada, the man responsible for the GT 86 and Toyota’s future sports cars, said that it was possible the Japanese automaker chooses BMW instead of Subaru to help develop its next-generation GT 86. This led to speculation that there might not be a second generation of the GT 86’s Subaru twin, the...
The Subaru BRZ will not just be a one-generation wonder, insists the boss of the Japanese car maker’s parent company. Fuji Heavy Industries president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga told Automotive News the brand would again collaborate with Toyota on a successor to its current rear-wheel-drive, two-door sports car, which is twinned with the Toyota 86. Yoshinaga’s comments [...]
“If I were to be told that, I’d pass out…It’s not going to be just one generation.” -Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga Automotive News is reporting that the head of Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, is denying reports that the Toyobaru twins will last one generation. But as AN reports, Fuji Heavy boss Yasuyuki […]
The Toyota GT86 and its Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S brothers were launched in 2012, with only the Suby and the Scion reaching U.S. shores shortly after. The triples share the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, boxer engine that generates 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Show More Summary
We've seen (and frankly reported on) so many rumors of more powerful and performance-focused versions of the Subaru BRZ, Toyota GT86 and Scion FR-S at this point that haven't materialized that, at this point, we're almost tired of them. Show More Summary
The Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ may only exist for one generation, as comments by the car’s chief engineer suggest a dissolution of the partnership between Toyota and Subaru. Speaking to an Australian outlet, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada was cryptic about whether a next-generation sports car would have Subaru’s involvement. Tada left open the possibility that the […]
Regular Car Reviews once pondered whether the Subaru BRZ would be the car to save us all. And now, like Jesus, it may have to die for the sins of others. In this case, the sins of Toyota and BMW. Read more...
Since the Toyobaru triplets — BRZ, FR-S, and GT86 — debuted for the 2013 model year, the relationship between Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries, the company that owns Subaru and that Toyota owns a minority share of, has been stressed....Show More Summary
The Subaru BRZ may be short-lived.
Toyota and Subaru worked together to develop their respective GT 86 (Scion FR-S) and BRZ sports cars, but that may not be the case for any replacement models. Toyota turned to BMW for development of its new flagship sports car, a spiritual successor to the Supra based on the FT-1 concept, and the automaker is reportedly considering using...
I'm sure that you to have clicked on an article recently for the, what feels like, 1000th time, only to see that the Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S has once again been overlooked for a power increase. The latest in this long line of unethical teasing is the release of the Subaru BRZ STI. Show More Summary
"Power" is a bit of a dirty word to some Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S owners. Subaru and Toyota went to great lengths to make their cars fun despite a relatively modest power output, and some believe this delicate balance need not be altered. MUST SEE: Angry Supercar Hater Throws Rocks At Lamborghini Aventador: Video But man has always wanted a...
There’s a storm brewing over at Cosworth, the kind that can redefine the way we look at the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, and Toyota GT86. The aftermarket company known for its engine forays in the world of Formula One prepared a new power package treatment for the FA-20 engine that powers all three. Show More Summary