Subaru / BRZ /
By DANIEL DeGASPERI
SUBARU’s BRZ has never been as popular
as its Toyota 86 near twin.
Nor has the rear-wheel-drive coupe seemed entirely
comfortable in a wholly all-wheel drive range, the marketing masterstroke
spruiking the virtues of increased traction of which its maker has long hung
its hat upon.
At least the BRZ has had sporting partners in the WRX and
WRX STi models, though.
For the last half-decade, and until the long awaited
Supra arrives, the 86 has not.
But until Mazda recently chopped the price of
the MX-5, neither the Subaru nor Toyota have really had any rivals
Otherwise not a whole lot has changed in the market of
sub-$40,000 two-door sports coupes since the ‘Toyobaru’ launched in 2012.
much has changed, it would seem, for this Subaru BRZ beyond redesigned
headlights and a fresh front bar, plus a new infotainment system.
the skin, however, there have been enough tweaks to considerably alter how this
vehicle drives in an attempt to boost its standing in the back half of this
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