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2013 Subaru BRZ [w/video]

Subaru Gives Us Their Sports Car On Real Roads. Does It Deliver? Last December, our wandering man of intrigue Jonathan Ramsey drove a Subaru BRZ prototype at Japan's Tochigi circuit under somewhat controlled conditions and was nonetheless very impressed. Then, in that same month, SoCal lad Michael Harley – he who knows a thing or two about hot-footing it on closed circuits – took the practically identical Scion FR-S for many unfettered laps on the island's short and sweet Sodegaura Forest Raceway. He, too, was left extremely enthused by the experience. My turn now. We... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L Boxer 4-Cyl
Power:
197 HP / 151 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$25,500 base est.
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