Scion FR-S Sales to Double Those of Subaru BRZ Says Brand Boss

While Subaru is targeting 5,000 units for its new BRZ sports car, Scion believes its version of the joint Toyota-Subaru project will more than double that forecast.

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Subaru BRZ Might See Turbo Variant, Scion FR-S Will Not

If you’ve been holding your breath for a Scion FR-S turbo announcement, it’s best to exhale now. The Japanese automaker has confirmed that the FR-S won’t see a turbocharged variant from the factory, at least for the time being.

This really isn’t a huge surprise, but we all kept our fingers crossed hoping that Scion would eventually come out with a turbocharged model to pump even more performance into an already great sports car. Currently the FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter with 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque, and with a price tag of $24,930 with a manual transmission, it’s a great bang for the buck.

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Subaru BRZ Development Detailed in Two Part Movie

Subaru BRZ sales have already skyrocketed in Japan, and in America we can expect the same result, but the sales beg the question: is the BRZ really that good?

Well Subaru thinks so, and to back up its new RWD sports car the company has released a two part mini-movie detailing all of the design and engineer work that was brought together during development. Everything from chassis design to engine placement and even steering wheel shape is explained in the movie, leaving nothing to the imagination.

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2013 Subaru BRZ Configurator Goes Online

We know you’re itching to get your hands on a new Subaru BRZ. Subaru does too, and today you can get your fill of BRZ-heaven by configuring your sports-coupe online.

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Subaru BRZ Aftermarket Rendering By Australia's Tunehouse

While the Toyota GT86 and Scion FR-S has received a lot of attention from aftermarket outfits during the past couple months, things have been rather quiet from the Subaru BRZ end… until now.

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Toyota GT 86 Video Reminds Us to Drive With Passion

The Toyota GT 86 will be making its way to America soon as the Scion FR-S, and the Japanese automaker wanted to remind the general public that not only was the vehicle built with passion, but they would like us to drive with passion.

The clip is made to get our blood flowing in anticipation to the release of the FR-S, which will be one of the most affordable sports cars of this decade – you can read our review here. Out to prove that the GT 86 can do it all, on and off the track, Toyota has done an excellent job marketing its newest machine and we can’t wait until they’re on the street.

Watch Full Throttle – Drive with Passion below:

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Subaru BRZ GT 300 Makes Its Super GT Racing Debut- Video

With the Subaru BRZ due to arrive in showrooms very soon, Subaru is out promoting its new sports coupe in full force. One way to get your car noticed is by taking it racing, and that is exactly what Subaru did on April 1, 2012.

The BRZ race car made its public racing debut at the season opener Super GT, GT300KM race held in Okayama, Japan. This grueling race features some of the most established sports car brands such as the Chevrolet Corvette and the Lamborghini Gallardo. So the BRZ was going to have a tough time competing with the big boys, but was still able to qualify 8th on the grid.

The BRZ actually stayed in 8th place for most of the race, but when the car came in for a driver change, it soon after developed a problem and had to be retired. Upon further investigation, the problem turned out to be a faulty rear differential.

The main driver for the BRZ GT300 is Tetsuya Yamano, who wasn’t completely happy with the set-up of the car, and is insistent that the team is working on it and it will get better in races to come.

We wish the Subaru team much success in future races and hopefully will see this exciting new sports coupe in the winners circle very soon.

Watch the video’s below of the BRZ on the track.

Discuss this story at Subaru BRZ Forum.

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Subaru BRZ Japanese Sales Shatter Companies Estimates

The Subaru BRZ went on sale in Japan on February 3 and was expected by the company to sell around 450 units a month. Now, almost two months later, Subaru’s parent company Fuji heavy industries has released that 3,551 BRZ’s have sold, eclipsing estimates.

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Subaru BRZ to Get "Faster Version" Confirms Marketing Boss

Subaru teased the world with the BRZ STI concept at the LA Auto Show last year, and it now appears as though the automaker will live up to expectations, delivering a high-performance version of its new sports car.

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Toyota GT86 Transformed Into Rally Car in Video

Another video of the highly anticipated Toyota GT 86 has emerged, showing off the process behind turning the rear-wheel drive sports coupe into a competitive rally car.

The 49 second clip doesn’t detail too much about the rally car, simply teasing us about the looks. However, the Toyota 86 looks like a superb specimen for rally racing.  The video mainly gives us a perspective into the focused engineers prepping their new rally car. Hopefully more clips will follow this one that will further explain how the Toyota 86 rally car came to be.

The vehicle will be entered in the Tour de Kyushu Rally Race. Check out the full video below.

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Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S Manual Gets 22-MPG City, 30-MPG Highway

Excited for the new Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S? We already know how the FR-S performs – read our review here – but up until now, we hadn’t a real clue what its fuel economy would be like.

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Subaru BRZ, Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S Production Pegged at 100,000 Units a Year

Those in the market for the all-new Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S ( Toyota GT 86) will be excited to hear that Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., has announced the production of the new jointly-produced sports car will hit 100,000 a year.

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The Toyota GT86 Design Story – Videos

Earlier, we had reason to celebrate as production for the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 had finally kicked off in Japan. The highly anticipated sports coupe will make its way to America as the Scion FR-S to hot anticipation.

But just in case we’ve all forgotten how great the Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S is, the Japanese automaker released a series of videos featuring Toyota design chief “Dezi” Nagaya at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show talking about the GT86’s design story. The four part series is accompanied with a video featuring Tetsuya Tada, Toyota chief engineer who is the main man behind the acclaimed GT86.

The videos offer insight to the inspirational design of the GT86, including how it pays tribute to the classic Toyota 2000GT. Nagaya also talks about the exterior and interior design, and even goes so far as to tell how the “86” logo came to usher in the new-generation sports car.

For more Scion FR-S news and info, visit  FR-Sforum.com and to discuss the Subaru BRZ, visit  SubaruBRZforum.com

Watch the five videos on the Toyota GT86 / Scion FR-S after the break.

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Subaru BRZ, Toyota GT86 Celebration Marks Start of Production

Today at the Gunma factory in Ota-city Japan, a ceremony was held to celebrate the start of production for both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86.

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Subaru BRZ GT300 Takes on Fuji Speedway – Videos

Back in December we saw the Subaru BRZ GT300 in a promotional video showing off what it’ll look like on the track, and now we have some legitimate (as in, non-promotional) footage of the race car getting some shakedown test runs out at Fuji Speedway in Japan.

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