Archive for April, 2012

On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago finds out if the 2013 Scion FR-S blazes a new trail for affordable, real-wheel drive enthusiast cars. Pro racer Randy Pobst also gets in on the action, pushing the FR-S to its performance limits with hot laps around Streets of Willow racetrack. See INSIDE for why and how […]

What an excellent preview tool for exploring the Subaru BRZ inside and out. A French photographer has created this interactive 360 degree panoramic visualizer of the Subaru BRZ. The interior is full rotating and zoomable and even has some interactive qualities such the Start/Stop button which turns the interior lights on and off. The exterior […]

Here’s the first head to head timed track comparison we’ve seen between the Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S, and the Mazda Miata MX-5. The three cars are taken around the Montegi track for a 3 lap timed run. We won’t spoil the results for you, so check out the battle video inside.

According to site member Moto-P, the ship that is carrying the first batch of FR-S/BRZ for US customers has landed at the Port of Los Angeles (Long Beach, CA) on 4/24. The release is scheduled for 4/30, where it will make its way by ground freight to dealers. So some of your babies are currently […]

Thursday April 26, 2012 19:00

394HP Taniguchi HKS 86 in Action

Here’s a live action video of the Taniguchi HKS 86 which boasts twin turbos outputting 394 HP in some wet drifting action. It not only features performance upgrades, but also a never before seen tail light design.

The BRZ STI front under spoiler and 17″ wheels have just been released and priced for the Japanese market. The front spoiler retails for $525 USD (converted from yen) and the wheels cost $510 USD each (converted) and come in three colors – PT silver, gunmental and black. These are the first of several STI […]

Our very own moderator, Ichitaka, was recently invited to Las Vegas for Scion’s press and test drive event for the 2013 FR-S. The weekend offered us an opportunity to be fully briefed on the FR-S, interview Mr. Tetsuya Tada (the 86 cars’ chief engineer), and test drive the FR-S! Ichitaka has brought back a full […]

Although not as detailed as the Subaru posted video recently featured here, Toyota has released a nice set of videos which cover the 86/FR-S/BRZ powertrain, packaging, and design. Check out the VIDEO after the jump.

The BRZ/FR-S/86 is very very good, if not great. And that’s not just our opinion, but those of professional auto journalists who have compared the car to the handling of super sports cars such as Porsches and the GT-R. Car and Driver’s latest review of the production Subaru BRZ once again solicits a similar response. […]