Archive for July, 2012

High level management from Toyota Motor Sales and Subaru of America will be visiting an LA area dealers for feedback next month. They are looking for feedback on the FR-S/BRZ and Longo Scion is collecting feedback from the FT86CLUB community. If you have any feedback to submit on their 24 areas of interest (list inside), [...]

Here’s a comparo we’ve yet seen – the FR-S versus the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. See how the two cars stack up in this Insideline review.

Monday July 30, 2012 09:55

Video: Toyota GT86 at the Algarve Circuit

Here’s a nicely produced video to start off your week with – featuring the GT86 drive sessions at the Algarve Circuit in Portugal.

Here’s what looks to be a very impressive widebody 2JZ FR-S / 86 build from Impression Garage in Thailand. It’s said to have been finished in a mere 4 weeks, working around the clock. Check out the video footage after the jump.

Watch Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya serve up some ole school Gymkhana against UK auto journalists Ollie Marriage and Steve Sutcliffe in the GT86. Video inside.

Autoexpress pits the Toyota GT86/FR-S/86 against smallest sports coupes available from Audi and Nissan. Read their assessment and verdict INSIDE.

Tuesday July 24, 2012 10:21

Wald International FR-S Aero Kit Teasers

Wald International has released one of the more aggressive aero kits we have seen thus far for the FR-S [photos]. No official info has been released from Wald (other than these photos), but the kit seems to include a front spoiler lip, skideskirts, fender add-ons, duck tail spoiler and new rear diffuser. A quad exhaust [...]

If there’s been any knock on the BRZ/FR-S it’s that it could perhaps use a bit more power. Power hungry owners no longer have to worry about this as the first turbo kit for the FR-S/BRZ has hit the market [full details]. At the heart of the turbo kit by Accelerated Performance is a Garrett [...]

So not only are these cars fun, they’re safe! That’s what the results of the ANCAP crash tests have confirmed as the FR-S/BRZ/86 earned a full 5 star rating. Check out the videos and ANCAP safety evaluation inside.

The GT86 is among a 24 performance car group which has been reviewed by Top Gear in its upcoming magazine issue. A short video preview shows Jeremy Clarkson sitting in the 86 and describing its ample sliding abilities. Can’t wait to read this one!