Subaru BRZ Makes its Video Debut, Plus New Photo Album with First Shots of the Interior


The production versions of the jointly developed Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 twins are making their world premiere today at the Tokyo Motor Show.

We’ve already brought you the news on the BRZ, but for those of you interested, Subaru has unleashed a promotional video as well as a second round of pictures including the very first images of the coupe's interior that is identical to the 86 right up to the digital clock that brings back memories of the go-go 1980s. Oddly, Toyota and Subaru ditched the cassette player…

As a reminder, the BRZ runs on very low mounted 2.0-liter flat-four with direct-injection technology and an output of 200 ponies that are directed to the rear wheels through a choice of 6-speed transmissions (manual and automatic).

Sales of Subaru's 2+2 seater coupe will start next spring.




Brian said... »November 29, 2011

its exactly the different...wait for STi version

Steve T. in NY said... »November 29, 2011

I just dont get this.. Why would you want to have two cars with the same looks and identical interiors?? I really had thought with all the concepts out there, that the design would have been more in your face, or at the very least cutting edge. Instead we basically get an updated Celica with the side windows that pay some homage to the 2000GT.. which is a Toyota.. not Subaru.. why oh why...

aaronbbrown said... »November 29, 2011

Interior is a little more mature looking than the Toyota, but I think I like Toyota's better. At this point I would buy the the Yota over the Suby, but either qualifies as the most exciting new affordable car on the market. 

teddy beaver said... »November 30, 2011

The car is looking real coll and amazing. It look sporty and trendy. Any car lover will like to have a ride in this.
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aaronbbrown said... »November 30, 2011

 From the Fuji Speedway video looks like the car is very well balanced, controlled predictable slides, easy to recover even when pushing it hard.  The engine sound is the classic Subaru big bore four-cylinder sound.  I'm sure it's fun to drive and quite capable, doubtless the coming tests will reflect as much.   Should be a real burner on the track as well.   It continue to remind me of the old Datsun Z cars 240Z and 260Zs

Phontsolo said... »November 30, 2011

So you're saying that after seeing that video you didn't get hyped up? Wow.... Car looks freakin' great!

Phontsolo said... »November 30, 2011

There are differences. The front bumpers are way different than each other, the head lights, the side scuttles and the interior dash. So there are differences. Not huge but they are there. But you have no idea what the options are going to be.

BazZtarD said... »November 30, 2011

I would love to see the comparison between the Toyota T-SPORT version and the STI from Subaru. Performance-wise I would expect the STI to kick ass, but styling-wise this could be interesting.

Xyberz9 said... »November 30, 2011

Somehow the Subaru version looks more nicer than the Toyota one... I wonder if they are keeping the concept version as an aftermarket product...

Oz said... »November 30, 2011

just a car.
every time it's just the same.
all the teasers and shots - the outcome is very.. Ordinary and mandane.
I'm not writing about the Skathes and the Exadurated models.

I belive it's a good car thou
but - I hate the proccess.

Chad said... »November 30, 2011

I really don't see the BRZ or the FRS clone being big sellers any more than the Kia Forte Coupe which actually gets close to 40 mpg hwy and this little car is expected to do only 30 mpg hwy.  The styling is very 90's Celica which seems outdated already.  

Bingo said... »November 30, 2011

Shameless attempt to make the front end look like an Audi R8.  Sad.

Bogser said... »November 30, 2011

Somehow the BRZ appeals to me more. Looks great in WRC blue.

Shame about the rims though.

AcuraFan said... »November 30, 2011

The interior has only 2 air vents, unless Toyota has a super turbo fan installed in there, otherwise, I'd be melting in the heat of summer. it looks like my 2005 Acura RSX is a keeper.

Jboogie005 said... »November 30, 2011

On the dashboard above the radio, there are 2 vents.  I'm not sure if you saw them since they are a little difficult to spot. And there are two round vents on either side of the dash, also somewhat difficult to spot in a dark car.

tonyr said... »September 15, 2012

how about do the research before making yourself look like a tool

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