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  • 2017 Toyota 86 limited-edition model for Australia

    Instead of the Subaru Impreza-based platform that the current Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 use, the next-generation models may move to the Toyota TGNA platform.

  • 2019 Subaru BRZ
    2019 Subaru BRZ priced, adds limited-run Series.Gray Edition

    The Subaru BRZ will keep things affordable with a starting price of $26,680 for the 2019 model year. Pricing includes an $885 destination fee. Buyers will also have a new BRZ Series.Gray Edition model to choose from, but the higher performance tS model does not return. We'll start with the...

  • 2018 Toyota 86
    Redesigned Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ coming in 2021 with larger engine?

    Toyota previously confirmed it will develop a successor to the affordable 86 sports car, but new details allege the 86, and its Subaru twin, the BRZ, will come with a larger-displacement engine. And, no, there's no mention of a turbocharger. The Japan Times reported on Tuesday that the...

  • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS
    2018 Subaru BRZ tS first drive review: less sideways, more stick

    The Subaru BRZ has been focused on handling and fun since its introduction in 2011. Dynamic drivability comes naturally in a lightweight sports car, after all. For 2018, the STI-tuned Subaru BRZ tS sharpens its handling further—nearly to the point of leaving bare the car’s power...

  • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS
    Subaru reveals pricing for BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA, only 1,000 cars planned

    Subaru has a pair of exciting performance machines available for 2018 but you had better be quick as each is limited to just 500 units. The cars are the 2018 BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA, and they come with a number of enhancements developed by Subaru’s STI performance arm. The BRZ tS is priced...

  • 2018 Subaru BRZ STI Sport
    Subaru BRZ STI Sport confirmed for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    The star of Subaru’s stand at next month’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will be a sporty sedan concept that may just hint at the next-generation WRX. However, the automaker will also present a new version of its BRZ: the BRZ STI Sport. Before you get too excited note that the BRZ STI Sport...

  • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS

    After years of neglecting the United States, Subaru’s official performance division, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), is about to do a little brand building on local soil to convince buyers it’s much more than just a model designation. Sure, we’ve had the WRX STI for a while now, but overseas, and particularly in Subaru’s home market of Japan, there have been numerous other STI offerings over the years. Now they’re heading stateside. One of the first to arrive is the 2018 BRZ tS. As expected, this isn’t a fully-fledged STI model along the lines of the...

  • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS
    Subaru teases US-bound BRZ tS

    Subaru is set to unveil two new models on June 8, and both of them are headed to the United States. One of these will be a WRX STI Type RA, essentially a more hardcore version of the already hardcore sport sedan. The other will be a new BRZ tS. Previously offered in Japan, the BRZ tS isn’t a...

  • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS
    New Subaru STI offering teased

    Subaru has released a teaser image depicting a BRZ trunk lid with a massive STI wing attached. Subaru will release more information on June 8 so we’ll know very soon just what the automaker is planning. Better still, this won’t be a Japan-only proposition like so many STI offerings of...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ
    8 things you need to know about the 2017 Subaru BRZ

    For the first time since it went on sale in 2012, the Subaru BRZ has received a substantial refresh. From an updated design and interior materials to new tech and powertrain upgrades, there's a lot to talk about. While we have a full first drive report here, more impressions here, and some insight...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ
    Subaru won't offer a turbocharged, STI, or convertible version of this generation BRZ

    We knew it. Deep down inside, you knew it, too. And now it's confirmed. Two Subaru officials have told us there will be no turbocharged, STI, or convertible version of the current BRZ. While that news might crush you, know this: that's for the current BRZ, which has now been on sale for five years...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ
    2017 Subaru BRZ: playing in Spain

    If you're still complaining about the Subaru BRZ's lack of turbo, you probably don't quite understand how Subaru--with help from Toyota--developed this sports car. From the beginning, the point was to save as much weight as possible, and that doesn't change with a 2017 update. Subaru has given the...

  • Subaru BRZ STI Sport concept, 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru and its official performance arm STI have an interesting concept based on the BRZ due for a reveal at the upcoming 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon. The concept is called the BRZ STI Sport and is described as a more mature take on the Subaru sports car. The only other information Subaru is willing to tell us right now is that the concept is fitted with 18-inch aluminum wheels and a handful of STI body enhancements, including a front lip spoiler and side skirts. For the interior, the designers have added a rich burgundy color. The car will be joined by a second STI Sport concept based on the WRX...

  • 2017 Toyota 86
    Toyota 86 successor confirmed

    The Scion FR-S is dead. In its place we get the Toyota 86, which is basically the same car minus some snazzy new badges. For those of you interested in buying the affordable rear driver, perhaps you should hold off for a while as it seems a successor is in the works. Toyota Europe boss Karl...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ
    Subaru prices updated 2017 BRZ from $26,315

    Subaru's revised 2017 BRZ will sticker from $26,315 when it hits dealers soon, a modest $125 increase over last year for the entry-level Premium trim level. That figure is for a model with a 6-speed manual transmission. From there, the lineup climbs to $28,465 for a Limited with the manual, $29,565...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ
    2017 Subaru BRZ first drive review

    Remember when fun-to-drive cars were rear-wheel drive? When neutral handling trumped tricked-out suspensions with variable-ratio everything? When manual gearboxes weren't just available, but standard? The Subaru BRZ is trying to save sports cars with headsmackingly simple counterprogramming. It's...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow
    2017 Subaru BRZ gets Series.Yellow special edition

    Subaru’s BRZ has just been updated for the 2017 model year with a new look, a small bump in power and a more refined cabin. But the rear-wheel-drive sports car also gets a special edition model, the Series.Yellow, which benefits from a flashy paint job and the BRZ’s top-shelf...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ
    2017 Subaru BRZ preview

    Subaru’s BRZ has received its most significant update since launching on the market as a 2013 model. The update mirrors similar changes made to Toyota’s version of the car, the 86 (formerly a Scion FR-S). Both updated sports cars go on sale later this year as 2017 models. It’s...

  • Subaru BRZ Series.Blue

    The Subaru BRZ is a delightful little sports car that should be loved by all automotive enthusiasts. When it comes to the competition for the enthusiast dollar, however, it has a surprising uphill battle in front of it. That's due to the existence of the new ND Mazda MX-5 Miata. That car is the benchmark for relatively affordable plain-Jane rear-wheel-drive excitement. And that's for good reason, as the new Miata is a tremendous machine, and the Subaru BRZ is certainly no Miata. But that's a good thing. ALSO SEE: Was The First Fast And Furious Movie Almost Called Redline? Here's what you need...

  • 2014 Subaru BRZ tS
    Stunt Driver Sets Guinness Record For Tightest 360-Degree Spin In Subaru BRZ: Video

    Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt has set the Guinness World Record for the tightest 360-degree spin in a Subaru BRZ. At 2.25 meters, or 7 feet, 4.6 inches, longer than the 13.9-foot BRZ, the new record beats the old record by 9.84 inches. The attempt took place over the weekend at the Autosport...

  • 2017 Scion FR-S (Toyota GT 86) facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Scion FR-S Spy Shots

    These are our first spy shots of a prototype for an updated version of the Scion FR-S that we’re expecting to be launched on the market in the second half of 2016, as a 2017 model. The FR-S, along with the car’s Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86 cousins, was launched on the market with great...

  • 2016 Subaru BRZ
    2016 Subaru BRZ Priced From $26,190

    Subaru has dropped prices on its BRZ sports car, with the latest 2016 model starting at just $26,190, including a $795 destination charge. That’s down about $300 on pricing for the previous model year, and it’s even down on pricing for the 2013 model year when the BRZ was launched. You...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue
    2016 Subaru BRZ And WRX STI Get Series.HyperBlue Special Editions

    Having given up on offering any genuine performance mods on its BRZ and WRX lines, Subaru has resorted to new special edition models with unique paint jobs to entice buyers. Yes, for 2016 we’re getting new Series.HyperBlue BRZ and WRX STI editions, which as the name suggests comes with a...

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Could Scion End Up Using The Mazda MX-5 Miata Platform For Its Next-Gen FR-S?

    Toyota has made little secret of the fact that its GT 86, a Scion FR-S for readers in the U.S., hasn’t been selling well, with the poor sales performance even leading management to rule out additional variants of the car such as a high-performance version or convertible (just a thousand FR-S...

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