Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH has announced that the wait is over; the GT86 CS-R3 has successfully become the first new rear-wheel-drive rally car to be granted FIA homologation in the 21st century. After an extended development, prolonged by the challenge of being the first rear-wheel-drive in the previously-exclusive front-wheel-drive R3 category, the car is now eligible […]

Tuesday September 15, 2015 12:49

FR-S / BRZ facelift buttlift spotted!

The facelift (and buttlifted) 86 has now been spotted out testing [see all photos]! From what we see, the front bumper will get a new bigger air intake and also headlights with new graphics and what looks to be LED lights. At the back the photographer spotted LED rear lights, a slightly changed bumper and […]

The Scion Tuner Challenge 2014 competitors are facing the home stretch as they put the finishing touches on their Scion FR-S project cars for the debut at the SEMA Show, starting tomorrow [Video]!

Thursday October 9, 2014 10:59

Toyota Unveils 86 14R60 Limited Edition

Toyota has unveiled the the limited edition 86 14R60, inspired by the 86 Griffon concept.

Tuesday October 7, 2014 15:31

FRS/BRZ/GT86 Aerodynamics Analyzed

Graysgarage shares with us this great video look at visualizations of the flow structure and aerodynamics of the first generation Toyota MR2, second generation Mazda RX7, fourth generation Toyota Supra, and brand new Scion FR-S (Toyota GT86, Subaru BRZ).

A great review pitting the FR-S/BRZ vs S2000, both on the street and the track, the best we have seen to date! Check out the reviews below: Part 1: S2000 vs FRS (GT86 BRZ) Full Review | Part 1 of 2 Part 2: S2000 vs. FR-S BRZ Track Review Video | Part 2 of 2

Tuesday August 12, 2014 11:39

86EXPO 2014 Virginia Pics and Videos

The second annual 86EXPO took place this past weekend in Virginia. Just as with the first 86EXPO, the format consisted of an auto-x and car show. Check out the photos and videos from attendees inside!

For the 2015 BRZ, Subaru has given the BRZ an updated version of the iconic World Rally Blue color (same as on 2015 WRX/STI). The new color code is 07X (versus the older “02C” version), as seen in these photos. The 07X World Rally Blue (WRB) color is tri-color/tri-level — containing a base coat, shading […]

This recent report cites the president of Subaru’s parent, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and claims that Subaru plans a second generation of the BRZ. The report also says that Fuji Heavy will work on the successor with Toyota, which means we’d be seeing another generation of both the Scion FR-S (86 / GT86) and the […]