Archive for August, 2012

AVO Turboworld Japan was invited to a Subaru BRZ event in Honjou, Japan, where they spotted the Subaru STI making a cameo appearance. Check out some photos inside.

Friday August 31, 2012 09:58

Stillen FR-S Body Kit Design Winner Chosen

A design has finally been awarded as the winner in Stillen’s FR-S body kit design contest. See the hi-res version inside.

The folks at everydaydriver.com took Scion FR-S on a roadtrip on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) of California and brought along a Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Lotus Elise for comparison. Check out the comparo video inside.

Wednesday August 29, 2012 11:49

Toyota Phillipines Presents Area 86 Short Film

Toyota Motor Phillipines presents Area 86. A short film shot during the Phillipine launch of Toyota 86. Shot entirely at Subic International Airport. View the short film INSIDE.

Monday August 27, 2012 14:00

GReddy FR-S / 86 Widebody Kit Spotted

Unless this is a complete one-off, it seems that GReddy is preparing to release its widebody kit for the FR-S / 86. Spotted here is the first look at the kit with its gargantuan fenders, along with a front spoiler lip, side diffuser, and rear diffuser [more photos inside].

Top Gear interviews Tada San and Sasaki San, the chief engineer and assistant chief engineer, respectively, of the 86/FR-S/BRZ. We won’t spoil the reading fun for you, so read on inside…

Friday August 24, 2012 12:01

Auto Express: AE86 vs GT86 (Video)

Synopsis: It’s easy for Toyota to claim that the GT 86 was inspired by the AE86, but the two share more than a number. Engineers have worked hard to recreate the crisp turn-in, neutral balance and purity of the Corolla, while making the GT 86 more usable on an everyday basis. Toyota could have another [...]

The results are in from Motortrend’s 2012 Best Driver’s Car Competition and while the Subaru BRZ did not win the competition, it did come in 4th place, which is a phenomenal result when you consider the price of all the other cars in the field. See the full results of the competition INSIDE.

Thursday August 23, 2012 10:04

Respect Your Elders: Scion FR-S vs Datsun 240Z

Here’s a good and nostalgic article on the FR-S vs the Datsun 240Z, a car from yesteryears which embodied a similar spirit as the FR-S and BRZ. Great read. Be sure to check it out after the jump.

Toyota Motorsport, the German motorsports company formerly responsible for Toyota’s Formula 1 program and now contracted to developing racing versions of its production cars, has rolled out a new racing version of the Scion FR-S’ cousin sold overseas, the Toyota GT 86 sports car, known as the TMG GT86 CS-V3. Full details inside.