Archive for May, 2012

Here’s a good demonstration at how the 86/FR-S/BRZ’s VSC (vehicle stability control) system works. The hands on demonstration was conducted in three stages – Stage 1 with all aids switched on, Stage 2 with VSC (vehicle stability control) in sport mode and Stage 3 with VSC switched off. Video after the jump.

Scion has slowly been releasing teasers for its full length FR-S commercial video and they’ve just released the best (and longest) teaser yet. Long enough to be a full feature commercial, it’s an exciting and frenetic look at some wicked FR-S driving action and angles! Check it out INSIDE.

Subaru has released a new promotional video / commercial titled “Out to Drive.” This is how Subaru describes the message behind the ad: With the new SUBARU BRZ, what used to be so enjoyable seems to lose its appeal. In this approach we see that the driver who has discovered the enjoyment of driving the [...]

July’s Motor Trend compares 6 cars discussed ad nausem here against each other, including the twins (BRZ and FR-S). The 6 cars include the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Ford Mustang V6, VW GTI, and Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Full results and reviews are INSIDE.

Friday May 25, 2012 12:40

Subaru BRZ Exposed by Perrin [Must Read]

Jeff at Perrin shares with us his detailed look at the Subaru BRZ mechanicals and components, examining many of the interesting things about the car, from tires/wheels, to oil filter, to engine, exhaust, underbody, and suspension. This one is a must read in our opinion! Check it out after the jump.

Road and Track takes three genuine sports car options under $30,000 from Hyundai, Mazda and Subaru and throws them into the ring against each other. They test the Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring vs. Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec vs Subaru BRZ Premium to see which rear-drive sports coupe comes out on top. View the [...]

The Scion site now has more detailed information on the factory BeSpoke audio system for the Scion FR-S, including downloads (app and manuals), requirements, and feature lists.

The Porsche Cayman is one of the world’s finest handling cars currently and it’s been mentioned by some in the automotive press when describing the handling of the Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ, which is paying a great compliment. But Wheels Magazine of Australia has paid an even bigger compliment to the [...]

Congrats to Toyota for its impressive showing at the prestigious (and just concluded) 24 Hours of Nurburgring race! With its entrants – a Toyota 86 by Gazoo Raing, another Toyota 86 by Team Suisse Toyota, and an LFA by Gazoo Racing, Toyota took home three wins in each of the classes these cars were competing [...]

Penske Scion in LA held a FR-S launch event and delivery party on Wednesday night. It was good times but also saw possibly the first US FR-S owners meet, with Moto, Migel, and Kenji’s FR-S all present, and accompanied by two more from Toyota USA HQ PR, as well as others from Five Axis FRS, [...]