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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

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

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...

Subaru BRZ: UK specification revealed

Subaru's hotly anticipated sports car, known simply as the Subaru BRZ, will be receiving a generous inventory of standard equipment under UK specifications. The BRZ is a 2+2 coupe that has already attracted a keen level of interest across Subaru dealerships in the United Kingdom, with many customers having placed deposits on cars prior to knowing either the price or standard equipment specifications...

Toyota 86 drift video & Subaru BRZ commercial

It was bound to happen sooner or later, but the Japanese have finally taken two Toyota 86s to a little drift session. For those that don't know the 86's name comes from the original Toyota AE86 introduced in the early 1980s, which gained a cult following for it's portrayal in Initial D...

Chevrolet Code 130R concept: GM's answer to the Subaru BRZ

The Chevrolet Code 130R concept could become Holden’s answer to the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ. Unveiled overnight at the 2012 Detroit motor show, the Code 130R is a rear-wheel drive coupe designed to attract the next generation of car buyers by combining new technology and modern design with styling inspired by Chevrolet’s performance-car heritage...

Subaru BRZ officially confirmed for Australia

Subaru has confirmed CarAdvice's exclusive story from last week by revealing the rear-wheel-drive BRZ sports coupe is coming to Australia in 2012. Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior this morning confirmed a number of factors swayed the brand’s decision to deviate from its 15-year strategy of selling only all-wheel-drive vehicles...

Subaru BRZ coming to Australia

  Subaru Australia will abandon its long-standing all-wheel-drive-only brand strategy and import the new rear-wheel-drive BRZ sports car in 2012. One of Subaru's biggest dealerships has told CarAdvice the BRZ will arrive in May in limited numbers – potentially pipping its well-publicised twin, the Toyota 86, to the local market...

Subaru BRZ confirmed for New Zealand

Subaru New Zealand has bitten the bullet, confirming it will add the rear-wheel drive BRZ sports coupe to its previously all-wheel drive line-up. Subaru NZ managing director Wallis Dumper told the New Zealand Herald the BRZ would hit showrooms in 2012. “It will be in New Zealand next year. It’s a good car,” Dumper said...

Toyota to take on Subaru BRZ GT300 with... a Prius?

When Subaru confirmed its all-new BRZ sports coupe would be competing in the Japanese Super GT race series, many assumed it was only a matter of time before Toyota responded with its own entrant. And here it is… Not quite what you were expecting, is it? According to Japanese publication Auto Sport Magazine, Toyota has overlooked the BRZ’s sister car – the 86 – and is instead preparing a GT300 version of its tree-hugging Prius hybrid...

Subaru BRZ: Will it come to Australia?

The Subaru BRZ sports car has been unveiled in production form at the 2011 Tokyo motor show, though the Japanese brand’s local subsidiary has still to decide whether it will import the coupe to Australia. Subaru’s new BRZ is part two of the so-called ‘Toyobaru’ compact sports car project shared with Toyota, and its reveal follows just a couple of days after the virtually identical Toyota 86 made its public debut at Japan’s Fuji Speedway...