Posted Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:18pm
Comment: After having a chance to be up close and personal with the BRZ for a little while now, I think this article pretty much sums it up..the car is a hoot. I get to go to the BRZ ride and drive at the end of March to have the factory guys officially tell me this, but I think it is something we already know.
Take a moment and mentally process all of the hype surrounding the launch of the 2013 Subaru BRZ. Go on, I’ll wait. Now take that hype and dial it back to 80 percent. That’s how good the Subaru BRZ is. It’s not the second coming or the messiah for performance driving — it’s not perfect — but it is quite good.
The B in BRZ should stand for “balanced” because that’s exactly what Subaru’s new rear drive coupe is. This car is all about balance with a near 50-50 weight distribution between its front and rear axles and a low center of gravity that is helped in part by its engine configuration, but is mostly due to the BRZ’s purpose-built sports coupe design. This is no repurposed and hotted up econobox; it’s a bona fide sports car.