Archive for June, 2012

Source Interlink / Revspeed Magazine recently held a shootout event at Willow Springs Raceway in the high deserts near LA, and several Scion FR-S were part of the shootout event, including ones belonging to site members. The shootout event featured an FR-S event, FF shootout, and FR shootout. Check out some photos

Friday June 29, 2012 11:07

BRZ Headlights Fitted On FR-S

Although the BRZ and FR-S are virtually identical mechanically, the one aspect of the BRZ and FR-S that does stand apart are the front and rear fascias, including their headlights. Many wondered if the BRZ headlights could be fitted onto the FR-S and if so, how it would look. Here’s our answer. Check out the [...]

Today, Toyota confirmed the participation of the all-new GRMN Sports FR Concept based on the Toyota 86 at the famous Goodwood hillclimb in the UK. The track concept was built by Toyota’s motorsports partner Gazoo Racing, which boosted the standard model’s 2.0-liter flat-four boxer with the addition of both a turbo- and supercharger that lift [...]

Fuji Heavy Industry just announced they have received more than 5,000 orders for the Subaru BRZ as of the end of May (just two months after its release). The most popular version was the “S” and 70% of the orders are manual transmission. Kimihiko Sato, BRZ Project Manager added that: “Even though we have a [...]

Tuesday June 26, 2012 10:50

Guide to JDM BRZ Conversion

We’ve shown you how to convert an FR-S to the JDM 86, now see how to convert a BRZ to the JDM BRZ. Check out the conversion guide INSIDE.

Many FR-S and BRZ owners on FT86CLUB have wasted no time in putting their cars on to the track. Site member pcasso87 shares a great journal of his track day experience, with photos and video against an NC Miata. Read on INSIDE.

On this episode of Epic Drives, Associate Online Editor Nate Martinez tours Japan’s greatest driving roads in Subaru’s new rear-wheel drive BRZ coupe. Along the way, he tears up the Toyo Tires Turnpike, climbs Mount Fuji, dances down the hairpins of the Nihon Romantic Highway and drops the hammer at the tight and twisty Gunma [...]

The AVO BRZ has already seen 1000 kilometers of track use, more miles even than almost any BRZ or FR-S in North America has regular miles. They’ve shared what they’ve learned from the BRZ’s track use so far in this nice writeup. See what they have to say about wheels/tires, suspension, brakes, and more after [...]

Thursday June 21, 2012 11:48

Beautiful 32 Page Toyota 86 Special Feature

The July issue of Wheels Australia features a beautiful 32 page special feature on the Toyota 86. They basically dedicated the entire issue to the car! Guess they liked it See inside for the issue and be ready to set aside quite a bit of time to read the entire feature.

Here are some more technical video features from Scion explaining the FR-S and BRZ aerodynamics and D-4S fuel injection system. Click on image below to view the videos.