Checking out the Subaru BRZ
This year, the Canadian International Auto Show played host to the all new Subaru BRZ sports coupe. The 2012 Subaru BRZ is a result of the collaboration between Subaru and Toyota of Japan. Even though the car has been developed jointly, the BRZ features a completely different suspension setup compared to its Toyota/Scion sibling. Thanks to our friends at Damon Choy Productions, we bring you this high-definition preview clip of the new 2013 Subaru BRZ.
The Subaru BRZ is a new brand known for its sports saloons. Its design is more Subaru than Toyota. It is available in the UK as a Toyota GT 86 and in the US as a Scion. Its flat-four engine churns out 200 bhp and 151 lb-ft of torque. The car has a double wishbone suspension at the rear and a limited-slip differential. It understeers at the limit, but with quick steering input and a dab of throttle, the BRZ goes in.
The new car has a flat-four engine at its core, a trademark Subaru feature. The 2.0 litre boxer engine produces 200 bhp and 151 lb-ft of torque, allowing the rear-wheel drive sports car to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 6 sec. The car has a double wishbone sorts suspension at the rear along with a limited-slip differential, meaning lots of controlled tail-slides and tyre smoke.
The Subaru BRZ has been reported to understeer at its limits; however, with some quick steering input and a dab of throttle, the BRZ can be brought into a slide. Additionally, the limited-slip differential helps keep the sports coupe on the road. The Subaru BRZ is slated for a spring-2012 debut and could be priced at around $25,000 for the base model.
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