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Now this is why you do not race through traffic, even if you own a Subaru STi or other well designed sports car. This stupid kid thought weaving in and out of traffic at nearly 200 km/h would somehow be safe? At first you notice some near crash chances, but then once in the tunnel the light at the end makes it impossible to see. Of course there were about 50 cars backed up at the end, so he plows through 10 or more cars causing tons of damage and possibly hurting some people at those speeds. This is just a reminder that if you own a sports car, think about the others on the road first before trying to race through traffic. Instead, take your car to the track and really find out its true potential before destroying it for one minute of “fun” with your friends.
Aftermarket tuners are going above and beyond with whatever you want to call it, the Scion FR-S, Toyota 86 or Subaru BRZ. That is the only problem with this sports car, we’re not sure what manufacturer to classify it under as both Toyota and Subaru have worked on it together. Identical cars from two different companies are rare these days, however it does make the tuning industry stronger since they can all form as one. We’re going to make it simple and call this car the FRZ86 from now on, see what we did there?
Scion is ready to rock the SEMA show with several new Scion FR-S models that were part of their Tuner Challenge competition. They have teamed up with Subaru and their BRZ version of the car to put together some interesting modifications. These are just the teasers we have for now, since the Japanese automaker will not reveal any information about the projects until the SEMA curtains drop. Stay tuned for some customized Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ models to sweep across the country.
Check out this all new Subaru BRZ that has received a concept sport kit from STI at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. This sporty rear-wheel drive coupe has received several Subaru Tecnica International (STI) aftermarket parts. A few new spoilers, performance parts and suspension upgrades make up the kit that gives the new BRZ racing capabilities.
The guys at Speedhunters teamed up the KW suspension experts to create this 86X drift car based on the Toyota GT-86. (Also know as the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S depending on where you live) It recently participated in the Gatebil drift competition in Norway and plans to tour Europe while being driven by Fredric Aasbø. To get this car competition ready, the guys had to completely swap out the factory engine with a larger 2JZ-GTE sourced from a Toyota Supra.
The tuners at Wald International have released a teaser of a new kit for the upcoming Toyota 86 that has taken the world by storm. In the US, this car will be known as the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ, while in Europe it will be called the Toyota GT 86. All in all, this looks to be the hot commodity for tuning enthusiasts and companies worldwide. Wald has released their JDM version for the Toyota 86 with a few teaser photos we have in the this article. You can see the 86 received a new front apron making it more aggressive, new side skirts, fender vents, and a few extras at the rear.
Ever since the Toyota GT-86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ triplets have been announced to the car world, enthusiasts have complained about their lack of power. Gazoo Racing or GRNM (Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring) have taken this into account since the three automotive manufacturer’s appear to not be doing anything about it. Gazoo has now released this Toyota GT86 called the Sports FR, and it carries both a supercharger and turbocharger. Say what?!
Subaru had this tease on display at the 2011 LA Auto Show called the Subaru BRZ STI Concept. Although it is not in production, this is one of the first Subaru sports cars we have seen that is not all-wheel-drive nor turbocharged. While it still holds the famous Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine, this is one of the first live appearances of what the Subaru BRZ STI will look like.
The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is definitely one of my favorite cars, however a guy visiting Manchester Subaru in New Hampshire made a custom one never seen before. Can’t say this is one of the most tastefully modded scoobies, but you have to give him props for the work done. This Subaru STI convertible is quite unique, yet the huge spoiler seems somewhat overkill. The guys at Top Gear UK previously chopped the top on an old Renault Espace, so atleast we can say this looks somewhat better. Much different, but cool I guess for those summer days, check more pictures after the jump.
Hot off the press, Subaru Canada sent us these videos of the new WRX STI racing through the Rally of the Tall Pines with four amazing camera angles. With the new Choose Your Own Angle Youtube video, you can select which view to watch in full screen, while the other three are still live in sync. The videos show us exactly what a Subaru WRX STI is made for! Watch Rally Driver Pat Richard rip through the course while hearing navigator Alan Ockwell give him directions in the dashboard camera view. With this speed and handling, Subaru should get some type of car of the year award!
These interesting videos and pictures come from Subaru who are launching a new television commercial for the 2011 WRX STi. This isn’t your typical advertisement, and you must watch both the videos to get a good understanding of how they did it, flip book style. Subaru used an old school zoetrope style animation with the entire tv spot frame by frame on the side of a test track. Next came the STi with a camera attached to the side, one foot away from the wall, accelerating as fast as possible down the track to create the illusion of animation. It’s great to see the car outrun a giant mechanical spider, however I think I’d still prefer to see the Subaru STi rally car on the dirt track spewing clouds of dust from the all-wheel-drive.
For those who are not satisfied with the performance numbers of their 4WD Subaru Impreza 2.0 Diesel, the Unichip tuners have released an upgrade that is surprisingly not for the Subaru STi model. Using the latest plug and play technology, the U-Connect piggy back ECU tuning software enables subtle electronic tweaks. Enhancing the Impreza’s fuel and boost output, the performance gains are quite significant. After being tested on the dyno, the new electronics added 17 bhp and 36 lb ft of torque over the stock Subaru Impreza model.