Subaru Brz

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2015 Subaru BRZ Review
  • Impeccable controls, driver interaction and engagement; appreciates and encourages being pushed; one of the most affordable rear-wheel drives in its class; full-size spare tyre; it’s everything modern supercars aren’t
  • Dearer than Toyota twin; lean on standard and optional equipment; lack of Bluetooth audio streaming a shocker; no more free servicing; standard Michelins are a let down

OUR RATING
8.5 / 10

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2015 Subaru BRZ Review

There are two things I wouldn’t normally do for a review. One is write from the perspective of the first person, the other is rack up more than 1000km driving the test vehicle in question. It’s not my fault though...

Recent Subaru Brz News & Reviews
Subaru BRZ Special Edition revealed
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Subaru BRZ Special Edition revealed

A new 2015 Subaru BRZ Special Edition will arrive in Australia this November, replete with a number of styling tweaks though no changes under the skin. In order to stand out from the crowd, the limited-run Subaru BRZ coupe gets very American GT stripes on the bonnet, boot and roof; 17-inch STI alloy wheels; an STI boot spoiler plus front, side and rear-side under spoilers; a rear diffuser and a push-button starter switch...


Subaru BRZ no one-generation wonder, says FHI boss
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Subaru BRZ no one-generation wonder, says FHI boss

The Subaru BRZ will not just be a one-generation wonder, insists the boss of the Japanese car maker’s parent company. Fuji Heavy Industries president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga told Automotive News the brand would again collaborate with Toyota on a successor to its current rear-wheel-drive, two-door sports car, which is twinned with the Toyota 86...


2015 Subaru BRZ gets suspension revisions, subtle tweaks
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2015 Subaru BRZ gets suspension revisions, subtle tweaks

A subtly updated version of the Subaru BRZ is set to arrive in Australia in the coming months after being unveiled in Japan overnight. The introduction of the 2015 Subaru BRZ comes just days after Toyota announced an almost identical list of upgrades for its half of the Japanese sports car partnership, the 86...


Subaru BRZ on sale in showrooms for first time, free servicing scrapped
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Subaru BRZ on sale in showrooms for first time, free servicing scrapped

The Subaru BRZ is now available for purchase directly from dealerships for the first time since its Australian launch, though, its previous free servicing offer has been dropped. On sale in dealerships from January 1, 2014, the 147kW/205Nm naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder-powered Subaru BRZ matches previous online pricing at $37,150 and $39,730 for the six-speed manual and six-speed automatic respectively...


Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Package: Japan-only special edition revealed
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Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Package: Japan-only special edition revealed

The Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Package special edition has been revealed ahead of its exclusive home market on-sale in December. Based on the already STI parts-equipped BRZ S, and touted as a sports car for the "playful adult", the Japan-only Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Package takes its name from a concept car that debuted at January's Tokyo auto salon...


Subaru BRZ Video Review
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Subaru BRZ Video Review

We get behind the wheel of a thrilling Subaru that isn't all-wheel drive.


Subaru BRZ tS: Japan-only model on sale
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Subaru BRZ tS: Japan-only model on sale

The production version of the limited edition Japan-only Subaru BRZ tS has been revealed by the company's performance arm, Subaru Tecnica International (STI). First seen earlier this month in concept form, the Subaru BRZ tS sports several upgrades over the regular BRZ, although none affect the base car's 147kW/205Nm 2.0-litre non-turbo boxer four-cylinder engine...


Subaru BRZ tS STI concept revealed in Japan
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Subaru BRZ tS STI concept revealed in Japan

The Subaru BRZ tS STI concept has made its public debut in Japan, revealing only cosmetic changes and no engine upgrades. Teased earlier this week and still tagged as a concept car, but appearing production ready, the Subaru BRZ tS STI was shown at the ‘86 Style’ event at Fuji Speedway in Japan – a festival that celebrates the original Toyota AE86 and the BRZ's sister car, the 86...


Subaru BRZ S Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Subaru BRZ S Review

Sports coupe fans for whom a turbocharger is a necessity may be disappointed with the Subaru BRZ S. The S is still two letters short of (potentially) offering a turbine to force more air back into the engine - just yesterday we saw a BRZ STI teaser - but it does offer STI-look goodies above the standard BRZ...

Priced At
$45,145

Subaru BRZ STI: enhanced Japanese sports car teased
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Subaru BRZ STI: enhanced Japanese sports car teased

Images of an STI-badged Subaru BRZ have appeared on the website of the Japanese brand's official tuning division, raising hopes of an enhanced version of the rear-wheel-drive sports car. The images feature on STI's Japanese-language homepage along with the tag line "Purity of handling" and the enticing promise "Coming soon"...


Subaru BRZ S: STI performance package released
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Subaru BRZ S: STI performance package released

Subaru Australia has announced the availability of a new STI performance package with the introduction of the Subaru BRZ S, adding a number of interior, exterior and suspension upgrades to the rear-wheel-drive sports car. The pack is priced at $7995 (including fitment) for existing or new owners of six-speed manual BRZs and $7195 those for those with the six-speed automatic transmission...


Range Rover, 86 and BRZ, and A-Class get five-star ANCAP rating
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Range Rover, 86 and BRZ, and A-Class get five-star ANCAP rating

In the latest round of crash testing performed by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ coupe twins, Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback and Range Rover luxury SUV have been awarded a maximum five star rating. With dual front, side and driver’s knee airbags, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ received 34...


Subaru BRZ Convertible 'undecided'
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Subaru BRZ Convertible 'undecided'

With Toyota having all but confirmed the Toyota 86 convertible for production, Subaru says it still hasn’t decided whether or not it will do a similar body style with its sister car, the Subaru BRZ. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva Motor Show, the president and CEO of Fuju Heavy Industry (the parent company of Subaru), Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, said that no decision on a BRZ convertible has yet been made by Subaru...


Subaru BRZ Gymkhana video
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Subaru BRZ Gymkhana video

If you're desperate to find yourself in a new Subaru BRZ but can't convince the other half, perhaps this video may serve as an inspiration. Made by the folks at Subaru Spain, this BRZ commercial certainly showcases some of the benefits of the car's rear-wheel drive system. We won't ruin it for you.


Subaru BRZ RA Racing: new model keen for the track
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Subaru BRZ RA Racing: new model keen for the track

The Subaru BRZ RA Racing has been introduced for the Japanese domestic market, giving fans of the rear-wheel-drive sports car the perfect start towards building their own ultimate track weapon...


Subaru BRZ: extra stock headed for local showrooms in 2013
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Subaru BRZ: extra stock headed for local showrooms in 2013

An extra allocation of 140 Subaru BRZ sports cars are expected to arrive in Australia in early 2013, bumping forward expected delivery dates for eager customers. Subaru’s announcement of the additional vehicles for February and March, will mean anyone with an expected delivery date of May onwards can now expect their Subaru BRZ to arrive in their driveway early...


Subaru BRZ STI Sports Kit concept unveiled to tempt buyers
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Subaru BRZ STI Sports Kit concept unveiled to tempt buyers

The Subaru BRZ STI Sports Kit concept car has been unveiled at today's 2012 Sydney motor show, flaunting a range of soon to be available performance parts and accessories from the Japanese brand's tuning arm. The rear-wheel drive Subaru BRZ STI Sports Kit concept car is loaded with parts from Subaru Tecnica International (STI) that will be sure to wet the tuning palate of many BRZ owners...


Subaru BRZ motorsport project car puts fans on track
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Subaru BRZ motorsport project car puts fans on track

The track-only Subaru BRZ motorsport project car, built by New Zealand-based Possum Bourne Motorsport (PBMS), has been unveiled at today’s 2012 Sydney motor show to the delight of die-hard Subaru motorsport fans. While Subaru Australia says it has no current plans to re-enter the motorsport arena itself, the PBMS Subaru BRZ motorsport project car was initiated as a response to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the BRZ road car from motorsport enthusiasts...


Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Comparison Video Review
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Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Comparison Video Review

We try to split the new affordable rear-wheel-drive sports car twins from Toyota and Subaru.


Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Comparison Review

Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Comparison Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito were easy. But is it possible to pick the difference between another set of twins, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ? That’s the question CarAdvice set to answer across a range of beautifully sunlit country roads. Our BRZ test car is in silver while the 86 is in red – good colours, even if we would have preferred brand-signature hues of WR Blue for the Subaru and white for the Toyota...


Subaru BRZ Video Review
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Subaru BRZ Video Review

We get behind the wheel of a thrilling Subaru that isn't all-wheel drive...


Subaru BRZ sells out in three hours
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Subaru BRZ sells out in three hours

The Subaru BRZ has sold out in just three hours despite its exclusive online sales process being delayed by a system crash. Subaru Australia's unique buying set-up for its new rear-wheel-drive sports car went live 45 minutes late at 12.45pm after the system was overwhelmed by an excess of online customers for the Subaru BRZ all trying to hit the ‘buy’ button at the same time...


Subaru BRZ: pricing and specifications revealed
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Subaru BRZ: pricing and specifications revealed

The Subaru BRZ, parent company Fuji Heavy Industries' new rear-wheel drive sports car, will be priced from $37,150 drive-away and be offered in just the single specification. Subaru’s coupe, which will be sold online only, arrives in Australia just weeks after its near-identical twin, the Toyota 86...


Subaru BRZ Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Subaru BRZ Review

Subaru became famous globally for going sideways with its all-wheel-drive World Rallying Championship cars, but the Subaru BRZ aims to excite driving enthusiasts by drifting with just one pair of wheels. If you haven’t heard yet about the Subaru BRZ – or its near-identical twin, the Toyota 86 – it’s probably time for you to slip out from beneath your rock dwelling...

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$37,150 to $39,730

Subaru BRZ to be sold on internet only
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Subaru BRZ to be sold on internet only

The new Subaru BRZ that will become the brand's only non-all-wheel-drive model in Australia will also be its only vehicle not to be sold in dealerships. Subaru Australia has announced it will sell its new rear-wheel-drive sports car exclusively online from Monday (16th July) as a result of severely limited BRZ supply...


Subaru BRZ, Holden Colorado, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Subaru BRZ, Holden Colorado, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The latest round of ANCAP crash testing has delivered a strong set of scores, with the Holden Colorado, Hyundai i30 and Subaru BRZ all achieving the maximum five-star result. The Holden Colorado crew-cab joins the growing list of light commercial vehicles to earn five stars for safety, ranking alongside the Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50, Volkswagen Amarok, and the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore utes...


Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86 twins take top dynamics honours
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Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86 twins take top dynamics honours

The soon-to-be launched Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 have been crowned dual-winners of the 2012 Vehicle Dynamics International Car of the Year, published by UKIP Media and Events Ltd. The VDI awards' judges, comprised of specialist engineers, technologists and journalists, praised the BRZ and 86 sister cars for their "less-is-more approach"...


Subaru BRZ STI on the way: report
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Subaru BRZ STI on the way: report

Subaru has all but confirmed a high-performance Subaru BRZ STI model will become a reality, expanding the range beyond the current single rear-wheel drive variant. AutoExpress learned about Subaru's plans for a BRZ STI from global marketing manager Atoshi Atake, who admitted: “We are already working on a faster version [of the BRZ]...


Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 production starts
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Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 production starts

Production of the much-anticipated Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 sports car twins has started in Japan, with a special ceremony held at Subaru’s Gunma factory in Ota-city, Japan, where both cars are being built. Australia can expect the rear-wheel-drive coupe twins to start hitting the road mid-year, possibly as early as May 2012...