2015 Subaru BRZ – The best cheap sports car in the world
We have been waiting for the real two door sports car from Subaru for quite a while. Then, in 2012, Subaru and Toyota finally unveiled their newest sports car dubbed the Toyota GT 86 for Europe (Scion FR-S for America) and the Subaru BRZ (for the entire world). The differences between the three cannot be found anywhere except on the badges. These are totally identical cars even produced on the same production line. However, Subaru somehow seems a bit more appealing that the other two. That may be because Toyota said that there will be much less Subaru BRZs on the roads in comparison with the Scion FR-S or the Toyota GT86 (the ratio is somewhere around ten to one in Toyota/Scion favour). Nevertheless, the Subaru BRZ was off on a good start in the US and the Japanese company recently revealed an updated 2015 Subaru BRZ.
Despite being stylistically identical to the old version, the 2015 Subaru BRZ might be recognized thanks to the standard shark fin antenna and new, more masculine exhaust tips. Subaru obviously wanted to create a bit more appealing car so they’ve even introduced an all new version called the Series Blue, which, you’ve guessed it, differs from the rest of the BRZs thanks to its wonderful blue color and additional body kit which makes this BRZ much more “Fast and Furious” in comparison with the conventional version. Actually, the car looks quite good, although no one will notice it standing even by the cheapest Porsche, or even the cheapest sports RWD Nissan. Then again, the price of the things explains everything. The Subaru BRZ is possibly the best sports car in the world which can be bought for an amount considerably lower than $30k. It’s that cheap, even though it is an RWD car with a two liter naturally aspirated boxer engine and great six speed manual transmission.
2015 Subaru BRZ had to save a penny or two on it though. The interior is not what anyone would call modern, or even nice. It looks like it came from a German saloon from the early Nineties, but it is, if nothing, well built and ergonomic. Also, the front suspension is only a McPhearson strut, but the rear suspension (where all fun lies) has a double wishbone setup and for the 2015 model year it is a bit improved and adjusted. The 2015 Subaru BRZ received a bit stiffer suspension altogether, which made the car even more exciting and engaging. Despite the slight issues with the interior, the Subaru BRZ, along with its sister cars (Scion FR-S and Toyota GT86), received rather impressive awards over the years. It is awarded the Car of the Year by TopGear, Best Driver’s Car by Autocar and it was considered one of the Top ten best cars by the Car and Driver. The impressive award list came in part thanks to a great two liter boxer engine. It is not the most powerful engine in the world. Actually, with only 200 HP, it is considered to be underpowered by many, but this unit provides spectacular feel and brisk mid-range acceleration with wonderful sound which is really all a sports car needs. The engine is also extremely fuel efficient, but it is powerful enough to spin the rear wheels and let the driver enjoy making spectacular drifts with this state of the art car.
The 2015 Subaru BRZ is a better deal than any other preceding it. It has slightly more equipment, slightly better suspension and it is still the cheapest sports car you can get. It cannot get much better than that.