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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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    Video: UK Toyota GT86 busts out of a Dystopian future
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    Everybody loves a good dystopian story, right? From classics like Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 to modern works like The Hunger Games, people are fascinated by the imaginative tales of a future society beset by the decidedly unfortunate consequences of human activity. Someone in Toyota's UK marketing team has been ...

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    Video: R&T improves Scion FR-S performance with a tire swap
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    On paper, the Scion FR-S is a great little performance car with its light curb weight, peppy engine and rear-wheel-drive layout, but as Road & Track recently found out about the car, none of that matters on the track if you have the wrong tires. The magazine's staffers found the Scion and Subaru cars were out-handled by competitors like the Mazda ...

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    Official: Stillen wants you to design its FR-S body kit
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    There is little doubt that the darling of this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas will be the Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S twins. Stillen is one of many aftermarket tuners hoping to capitalize on the popularity of these two cars, and, in addition to developing performance parts like a cold-air intake, cat-back exhaust, big brake kit and sway bars, will reveal its ...

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    Rumormill: Nissan working on Juke-based BRZ/FR-S rival?
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    With the BRZ/FR-S selling like mad, it's no surprise other carmakers are looking jealously at the sales numbers. If rumors are to be believed, Nissan is no exception. Motor Trend says it's been told Nissan is working on its own sports coupe to compete with Toyota and Subaru. It's not the first time we've heard such plans, though. Back in 2008, Nissan was ...

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    Report: Subaru BRZ sells out in Australia in three hours... online
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    Coveting a new Subaru BRZ? Be glad you don't live in Australia. Apparently the Aussies were allocated only 201 cars for delivery this year, so Subaru Australia decided to sell them all online starting at noon today, kind of like concert tickets. Of course, you can imagine what transpired. According to Joel Strickland's Blog, all the cars had been sold ...

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    Followup: Not So Fast: Subaru says no incentives on BRZ after all
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    Sorry to rain on everyone's parade, but Subaru isn't offering any incentives on its BRZ after all. Company spokesman Michael McHale tells Autoblog that the $400 figure quoted in a recent USA Today article can be traced to an analyst's calculation of the value of the current Subaru 2.9-percent APR program. Subaru says the company committed to selling 6,000 ...

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    Report: Subaru BRZ gets early sales incentives as cheaper Scion FRS outsells it
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    If you've tried to weasel your way into a Subaru BRZ for a test drive lately, you likely know just how hard it is to get your hands on one of the machines. The rear-wheel-drive coupes are flying off of dealer lots as quickly as they arrive, but according to USA Today, a spot of sibling rivalry has pushed Subaru to offer a small incentive on the BRZ ...

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    Video: Canada gets hotter Subaru BRZ commercials than we do
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    If you've been fighting the urge to sink your bank account into a Subaru BRZ, go ahead and skip this post. As it turns out, our neighbors to the north are being bombarded with a new ad for the sexy Japanese sports car. The spot has all the makings of a winner. With an ear-catching siren, impressive visuals and plenty of slow-motion sideways action. ...

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    Featured: Driving on the edge with Subaru at the Isle of Man
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    Learning The Delicate Balance Between Living Life And Cheating Death "Don't lose the taillamps in front of you." Those were the only words on my mind as our rolling convoy plowed its way over hill and dale on the Isle of Man, up Snaefell Mountain and back down again. Thing is, those taillamps were little more than faint twinkling halos shrouded in ...

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    Video: Scion explains the FR-S coupe's limited-slip differential
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    There's no shame in not knowing what a limited slip differential is. After all, every budding car guy has a first time trying to parse Brian Beckman's The Physics of Racing. (And many of us still don't understand the entirety of it after multiple perusals.) So if you're trying to wrap your mind around just what this Torsen thing is, there's no excuse for ...

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    Report: Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S lead list of fastest-selling cars
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    Subaru and Scion dealers are having no trouble finding homes for BRZ and FR-S models. The sport coupes are ranked one and two on the list of cars that spend the fewest days on dealer lots. According to Edmunds, the BRZ takes just four days to turn, followed by the FR-S at five days. On average, it takes dealers 53 days to move new models. Both machines ...

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    Report: Scion FR-S faces teething problems, owner's manual recall
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    The Scion FR-S/Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ triplets are being recalled due to an issue not with the car, but with the owner's manual: pages detailing the operation of the smart airbags contain a misprint. Although it's classified as a recall, owners don't need to take their cars to their dealers; Scion and Subaru will be sending the nearly 2,800 owners ...

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    Report: Toyota open to new joint ventures after sports car success with Subaru
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    It's pretty safe to say that the Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ joint venture has been quite a success so far. Here at Autoblog, we've had nothing but nice things to say about the Toyobaru coupe, and it's a similar story elsewhere in the automotive press. Toyota has certainly been keeping track of the car's progress, and because of the success of ...

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    Report: Toyota working on Playstation-compatible track day black box for Scion FR-S
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    Autocar reports Toyota and Subaru are working on ways to sharpen the GT 86, BRZ and Scion FR-S triplets. While that may mean buyers could see a convertible version of the sports coupe as soon as 2014, engineers are also working on a variety of other improvements, including a new track telemetry system. Using an onboard black box, the gadgetry will record ...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX previewed by Japanese Legacy's 2.0L turbo?
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    The next-generation Subaru WRX and WRX STI are still shrouded in a cloak of secrecy. Or is it indecision? Either way, Car and Driver is reporting that when Subaru eventually pulls the wraps off whatever is going to wear the WRX badge, there's going to be a turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter FA-series engine underhood, a derivative of the naturally ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #280
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    Dodge Dart, Chrysler Q1 sales, FR-S and BRZ versus MX-5, 2013 Nissan Altima's Hyundai Sonata influence Episode #280 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan, and Zach chat about the Dodge Dart, Chrysler's first-quarter 2012 sales, a Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ smackdown at Motegi with a Mazda MX-5, and the influence of the Hyundai Sonata ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #280 LIVE
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    We record Episode #280 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below, and chime in to direct our conversation. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern ...

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    Video: Japanese TV show pits MX-5 against BRZ and FR-S at Twin Ring Motegi
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    A Japanese motoring show, complete with titles in comic fonts, put three racing pilots behind the wheels of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S (Toyota 86, in this case) for three laps of the 2.1-mile East Road Course at Twin Ring Motegi. Of course the segment producers know that putting the 167-horsepower roadster against the 200-hp coupes ...

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    Report: Scion targeting 20,000 annual FR-S sales
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    Scion has high sales hopes for its new rear-wheel-drive FR-S sports car. According to Ward's Auto, Jack Hollis, Scion's vice president, said that he anticipates sales as high as 20,000 units each year. "We're confident we can sell every one we get our hands on," Hollis stated. The FR-S is slated to hit dealerships at the beginning of June and Scion ...

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    Video: Subaru spills all the beans on BRZ development with new documentary
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    The Subaru BRZ might be most appreciated for reintroducing the adjectives "small," "light" and "fun" to those who prefer not to have a convertible top with their Japanese sports car. Yet, as has been covered before, it's a neat example of packaging, with Subaru engineers having put big ideas into the BRZ's small spaces. The Japanese automaker has knocked ...

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