Good news for fans of the BRZ and GT 86 – Subaru has been cooking up something special in its Subaru Tecnica Interntational (STi)…
Some cars take decades to reach cult status, unrecognized in their time. Others are instant stars, even before their launch to the public. And this issue of ROAD Magazine features two cars that have sling-shotted straight into the cult car cachet – Toyota’s GT86 and Subaru’s BRZ.
With all the focus, quite rightly, on Subaru’s excellent new BRZ, the company has decided to give the Impreza WRX STI a bit of a boost. Quite literally, by offering a new 340R power upgrade.
Most creative agencies are quite frankly rubbish at making car videos, so it comes as something of a surprise when we find one that’s more than just tolerable.
If you’re one of those people who believes Subaru’s BRZ (nee Toyota GT 86) needs more power, then fear not, it’s already in the pipeline – turbocharging, all-wheel drive and even bigger capacity engines are all on the product team’s to-do list.
If you’ve been waiting to make a decision about your next sports car, then you don’t need me to tell you how frustrating it’s been whilst Subaru decide what price to sell their new BRZ for. You see, whilst the BRZ/GT86 is a joint Subaru/Toyota programme, Toyota are very much wearing the trousers in the relationship and came out first with details of the GT86 pricing.
There has been a tremendous amount of interest in Subaru’s new BRZ – sister car to Toyota’s GT 86 – but whilst Toyota announced the price and specification of it’s 2+2 coupe several months ago, we’re still waiting for the like-for-like comparison that will enable customers to decide whether they opt for a Subyota or Toybaru.
The first pictures of Subaru’s BRZ leaked out last night, prior to its official launch at the Tokyo Motor Show. The BRZ, nicknamed Subieyota, is the company’s first rear-wheel drive car and was developed together with Toyota’s GT 86 (a.k.a. Toyobaru) which was unveiled at the weekend.