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Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ: You don't mess with imperfection

As the most enthusiastic motoring aficionados descend into a collective delirium about whether Toyota’s revived six-cylinder sports coupe really is deserving of the Supra name, given its heavy reliance on BMW componentry, it seems the Supra’s baby brother has stepped out of the firing line for a moment...

Drift Cadet: Learning how to drift... Without ruining your car

Drifting is a stack of fun, but it increases wear and tear on your engine, your tyres and the gearbox. But, there's now an answer to the age-old problem of learning how to drift without gradually destroying your car, and that answer is to do it in somebody else's car...

2018 Subaru BRZ tS review

The Subaru BRZ has always been an impressive – and affordable – driver's car. Now with some clever STI fettling both inside and out, meet the top-of-the-range Subaru BRZ tS.

2017 Subaru BRZ review

The Subaru BRZ in manual guise has been subtly tweaked to improve performance and make it an even more impressive affordable sports car. Here, we test the entry-level manual.

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Subaru BRZ Videos

2015 Subaru BRZ - spare tyre tip

Many brands are switching to temporary spare tyres and puncture repair kits in order to save boot space. But with Subaru and the BRZ - things are a little different... Largely identical to its Toyota 86 sports car twin, the BRZ does have a clear point of difference... and it is here, in the boot...

Subaru BRZ Video Review

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

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.

Subaru BRZ Video Review

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

Subaru BRZ Comparisons

2017 Subaru BRZ v Toyota 86 GT comparison

Deciding to buy a brand new car can be a tough decision. And deciding exactly which brand new car to buy can be even more difficult. So what happens when the two cars you're looking at share the same engine, gearbox, platform, and damn near the same looks? What happens when the two cars you're looking at are the 2017 Subaru BRZ and 2017 Toyota 86 GT? Which do you pick then? We hit the road, and the track, to find out...

Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...

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 News

Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 due in fourth quarter of 2021

The much-anticipated 2021 Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 coupes are expected to be in Australian showrooms at the end of of 2021. CarAdvice understands no firm date has yet been given to local dealerships, however there is an internal expectation that – if all goes to plan – the new models will begin arriving during the fourth quarter of 2021, some six months after the model was initially expected...

2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ may stick with non-turbo power

The 2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports car twins may not gain turbo power after all. An enthusiast blog claims to have spotted a test vehicle in traffic – and that it did not sound like it had turbo power. It is unclear if this means the Toyota and Subaru sports car twins will have a choice of turbo and non-turbo power, or if all of this is an elaborate hoax...

Second generation Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ prototype spy photos – UPDATE

UPDATE – 28 August 2020: Another Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ mule has been caught driving on Japan's roads, with photos emerging on Twitter. While the pictures don't reveal any new details, the sudden appearance of so many prototypes suggest the sports coupe is progressing in its development. Click here to see the latest renders of the upcoming model...

2021 Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ STI rendered – UPDATE: Now on TE37s!

UPDATE: We couldn't stop ourselves, so enjoy a quick-n-dirty render that sees Theo's 2021 Toyota GR86 rendered on Rays TE37 wheels. Jump to the bottom of the story for a look! The second-generation Toyota 86 has lately been stepping out in revealing camouflage, with the latest round of spy photos offering plenty of detail, but there’s still much to be revealed...

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Subaru BRZ Owner Reviews

2013 Subaru BRZ review

Having owned my 2013 Subaru BRZ for just over a year, I felt it only right to mark the occasion with a review. A bit of context first. After driving my family’s vehicles for some time, I had saved enough to buy a first car of my own...

2017 Subaru BRZ review

It had been 10 long years since 'my' last car, having crossed to the dark side of motorbikes. Why did I buy the BRZ? After a few near misses, the statistics and chance of surviving on a bike much longer before my luck ran out wasn't promising. Its replacement had to be quick, but above all, fun...

2017 Subaru BRZ Premium review

The purchasing decision After three years of daily driving an endearingly characterful ’14 Fiat 500 S, which both looked and drove like a scurrying field mouse, it was time for a bit of an upgrade. The brief for the replacement was fairly straightforward. Like the 500, it had to be fun to drive in the urban environment, where it would spend about 95 per cent of its life...

2017 Subaru BRZ Premium review

Hands down the most fun car I have driven for under $30K. Coming from a family of FPVs and high-horsepower V8s, I never thought I’d enjoy driving a mild 147–151kW sports coupe. How I was wrong. While you’re not gonna win any drag races, you cannot throw this car into corners without having a grin from ear to ear...

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