Thursday February 13, 2014 09:00
Check out this documentary [VIDEO] that chronicles the journey of Team VCMC FR-S to one of the world’s most renowned automotive racing spectacles, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Thursday January 30, 2014 10:24
Richard Meaden of EVO Magazine compares the Toyota GT86 TRD against the BBR Mazda MX-5 on track at Blyton Park. Prepare to see some rather sideways action [VIDEO].
Tuesday January 28, 2014 10:00
Autocar pits three small sports cars against each other, including our beloved GT86. They ask: The new Alfa Romeo 4C has the right kind of credentials for a sports coupé, but can it really rival the indomitable and equivalently priced Porsche Cayman? Or how about the much cheaper, and less exotic, Toyota GT86?
Watch the video inside.
Sunday January 26, 2014 20:24
Recent testing of the Evasive Pikes Peak FR-S resulted in the fastest FR-S / BRZ time at Buttonwillow CW13. The car’s HKS Supercharger was de-tuned to 360whp for the run. The driver was Robert Walker.
See the run on video inside.
Thursday January 23, 2014 12:15
This video is about the visionary Kazunori Yamauchi (Kaz) who, through creating Gran Turismo, caused a ripple in mainstream culture. Kaz sees a link between our enjoyment for cars and our evolution as humans. “The pleasure of hunting is… connected to driving, connected to racing …it is related to the male hunting instinct.”
This video is loaded with philosophical insights from people of diverse backgrounds who speak on their personal experiences. It also demonstrates how “race ready” Gran Turismo video gamers with no real world racing experience really are.
Skip to the 55:45 mark for the short BRZ sequence but also awe at the substance that the rest of this video has to offer.
Wednesday January 22, 2014 10:29
From the presenters of the comical Regular Car Reviews series:
Save us FRS! Rescue me BRZ! I want a fun car like people had in the 1980′s! I want to come to terms with my love of women who “have something extra!” The FRS is a sports car’s Sports Car. Is this really the savior that every Gamer-tag is trumpeting it to be? Not really, it’s a muted sports car that won’t hurt you when it catches you trying give yourself a handy at at red light in Brownstown. [Video INSIDE]
Thursday January 16, 2014 11:39
Check out our gallery from the Tokyo Auto Salon 2014.
Be patient in letting the page load though as there are more than 270 photos for your enjoyment!
Friday January 10, 2014 12:03
Limited Scion Monogram Series Brings Premium Features to FR-S [see full details]
The 2014 Scion FR-S and tC gain premium features with the competitively priced, limited edition Monogram Series™ models on display for the first time at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Monogram Series vehicles will be available in dealerships starting in February.
“Through this limited edition Monogram Series, Scion brought together extra comforts and conveniences in the FR-S and tC without sacrificing value,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “By incorporating these features as standard for a limited time, we provide a great price to go head-to-head with the competition and encourage more drivers to get excited about experiencing a Scion.”
High-end features like Alcantara® inserts in the FR-S and navigation technology in both the FR-S and tC set the Monogram Series apart. Vehicles will be available in all standard body colors and both transmission options. Just 2,000 of these limited FR-S models and 2,500 tC models will be available this year.
Full specs, pricing and details INSIDE.
Thursday January 9, 2014 12:08
FT86CLUB forum member Cjymiller shares this great first track day journal with us, recounting the first day driving his car home from the dealer, to the first time on the track with his BRZ.
Tuesday January 7, 2014 11:31
The final 2013 sales figures are in for the 86 twins and they were a success by any traditional measurement.
The FR-S sold 18,327 units while the BRZ sold 8,587 units, for a total of 26,914 sold.
Compare this to the first full year sales of rivals cars – the 370Z sold 13,117 units in 2009 and the MX-5 Miata sold 16,897 units in 2006.
See INSIDE for the full 2013 sales breakdown.