4. Subaru BRZ
Many will say the BRZ is the real star of the Tokyo Motor Show, after all, even Toyota has admitted that Subaru handled much of the development – a sign that even Toyota didn’t trust itself to build a true sports car. Let us play the devil’s advocate, however, and we’ll suggest that it’s not nearly as important a product for Subaru. After all, the brand already has true enthusiast cars. And to further our argument, the BRZ also confuses the Subaru message, being the only product in the brand’s lineup that isn’t all-wheel drive.
Like its Toyota counterpart, the BRZ is light weight, makes 200-hp from a 4-cylinder boxer engine, and is available with either a six-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, with paddle shifters and throttle-blip downshifts.