Tuesday August 21, 2012 15:00
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.
Tuesday August 21, 2012 09:08
Motortrend has posted the BRZ’s hotlap results from the 2012 Best Driver’s Car Competition. Here are the results and video.
Monday August 20, 2012 10:14
Seems now that long/short-term FR-S and BRZ are being made available to auto publications, the comparison reviews are in full swing.
Winding Road has pit the 2013 Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec vs. the 2013 Scion FR-S vs. the 2013 Subaru BRZ.
Friday August 17, 2012 08:34
Motortrend has posted a behind-the-scenes video preview of their 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition, which includes the Subaru BRZ against some serious automotive hardware. Find out how Motor Trend’s team of editors, testers, photographers, videographers, drivers and support staff work together to tame this logistical beast, as well as the schedule for the results announcements next week.
Wednesday August 15, 2012 16:15
Chris Harris gushed in his initial track drive of the GT86/FR-SB/BRZ [review], but how does he feel about it on regular roads, at regular speeds, and against some tough competition?
He does just that in his latest Drive review video, comparing the GT86 against the Nissan 370Z and a Porsche Cayman S. Which one steals Harris’ heart? Find out after the jump.
Wednesday August 15, 2012 13:56
The ad campaign for the Toyota 86 in New Zealand is underway and the theme is an attack on 86 fun by the Fun Police. The ‘story’ is that the launch of the 86/FRS in New Zealand has been highjacked by the Fun Police.
Check out the humorous ads inside.
Tuesday August 14, 2012 14:00
The Subaru BRZ is in some seriously elite company in Motortrend’s upcoming “Best Driver’s Car 2012” competition. The BRZ will be going against the Camaro ZL1, Mustang Shelby GT500, Jaguar XKR-S, Laborghini Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C, C63 AMG Black Series, GT-R Black Edition, and 911 Carrera S.
In our heart of hearts we know that the BRZ is may not take the Best Driver’s Car crown against this field of automotive studs, but that the BRZ is even included in this group is a testament to the high respect that auto journalists pay to the BRZ and FR-S’ handling prowess.
The results will be posted beginning next Monday (August 20), so check back then!
Tuesday August 14, 2012 10:16
The brochure and marketing materials for the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S have utilized the latest in web technologies and this new BRZ interactive brochure doesn’t disappoint.
Check out the fully interactive 18 page BRZ brochure which recently came online.
Monday August 13, 2012 13:00
This isn’t new info and can be found on the Scion website, but in case you didn’t know… Scion offers a $1000 discount off the FR-S price (or any Scion model) for qualifying college graduates.
If you are graduating in the next 6 months or have graduated in the last 2 years, you may qualify. See more details/discussions inside.
Saturday August 11, 2012 14:15
Tuner Dynosty has released their FR-S turbocharger kit and the dyno numbers are in… it’s an impressive 324 WHP!
Compared to the stock 153 WHP that the same FR-S made on Dynosty’s dyno, that’s an impressive power gain.
This turbocharged FR-S build consists of:
· Dynosty Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ Single Turbo Kit with Tial GT2871R Turbocharger
· Tial MVR 44mm Wastegate and Tial Blow Off Valve
· Injector Dynamics 850cc Fuel Injectors running E85
· Haltech Platinum Sport standalone engine management
· Haltech Wideband and Haltech Advanced Boost Control System
· Dyno Tune by Hal at Dynosty
Dyno video, details, and discussions INSIDE.