Thursday October 17, 2013 12:28

Check out the 2014 Subaru BRZ digital brochure and iPad app. Links after the jump.

Toyota Racing in New Zealand has launched the Toyota Finance 86 Series, which has been given full championship status by Motorsport New Zealand.

20 of the Finance 86 Series cars have been built and they will debut beginning next month at the Highland Park in Cromwell.

They cost AU$89,700 each ($85,500 USD equivalent; cars are much more expensive in New Zealand/Australia than the U.S.) and are outfitted with FIA-approved six-point rollcage, Sparco racing seat, steering wheel and MoTec color display and data logger, specially-tuned adjustable suspension, performance exhaust system, a custom racing brake package and two sets of 18-inch Speedline wheels wrapped in Michelin slick tires.

Friday October 11, 2013 10:00 is reporting that the 86/GT-86/FR-S sedan is still in the works and on its way.

It will reportedly feature a 100mm longer wheelbase than the coupe, be available in a hybrid model (in addition to the standard petrol version) and hit showrooms in late 2015 – early 2016. More details INSIDE.

Thursday October 10, 2013 12:41

The FR-S / 86 makes another appearance on Fifth Gear, this time in a test featuring RWD vs FWD cars.

Check out the episode HERE.

Wednesday October 9, 2013 10:00

Are these recently discovered patents indicative of anything in the pipeline for the FR-S/BRZ, or are they just drawings for the past revealed FR-S TRD kit and FR-S Concept II model?

Tuesday October 8, 2013 15:30

Road and Track has been stricken with the same ‘mod bug’ that many of us are afflicted with and has taken to modifying its long term BRZ tester.

Check out their modification journal after the jump.

A group of FR-S owners and enthusiasts took to the high Sierras of California for fun trip among friends [see event pictorial].

The FR-S and BRZ have brought together countless people and started many friendships.

There have now been multiple reports that the Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 Convertible may be a stillborn, and may not see the production line, at least for the next couple of years.

WhatCar now reports that a droptop FR-S has delayed indefinitely, with no place in Toyota’s product plan in either 2014 or 2015. It’s thought that the project could be ‘fast-tracked’ if the management decide to re-start it at a later date, though; with much of the engineering work completed, that could be a relatively quick process.

More details after the jump.