Cars Simplified: Everything Automotive Explained

Subaru BRZ

 A drifting Subaru BRZ

The BRZ is an inexpensive sports car co-built by Subaru and Toyota. It is nearly identical to the Scion FR-S and the Toyota FT-86, sharing the same engine, chassis, and mostly the same body. The BRZ features a four-cylinder boxer engine mounted lower than those found in other Subaru models, giving it the lowest center of gravity of any modern Subaru model. It is also one of the few models the company has produced with a rear-wheel drive set up, as opposed to the four wheel drive layout found in most of their vehicles, particularly when looking at modern examples. The BR-Z became a popular model for drifting and other forms of motorsports.

A white Subaru BRZ

The first-generation BRZ Limited model came equipped with extra features, such as fog lamps and a spoiler on the trunk.

Differences Between The BRZ & FR-S

A comparison of the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S.