Subaru BRZ Series.Blue Is Exactly What Nobody Asked For
I love the whole Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S/Toyota GT 86 thing — it’s probably one of the best joint projects two automakers have come up with in a long while. Not that I’m biased or anything, considering I went out and bought one. But that’s besides the point. This is the new Subaru BRZ Series.Blue, and it’s not anything that anyone asked for. At all. It’s essentially a standard BRZ, given STI parts and rather than red interior accents, they went for blue. Oh, how fancy! PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue
To be fair, it does look good. The 17-inch blacked-out STI wheels fit like a dream, there’s a new aerodynamics kit that wraps around the BRZ like a tight dress, and yes, the interior is bluer than usual. But when it comes down to power, Subaru left the engine as is.
It still uses the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine found on the standard model, which pushes out 200 horsepower. And that’s wherein the problem lies. We’re not expecting Subaru to sell us a turbocharged BRZ tomorrow, if they do at all. But putting lipstick on a BRZ doesn’t make it any more appealing to the trained buyer. We want- scratch that, need more power.
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But alas, some poor soul will wind up with this $29,490 “special” edition sitting in their driveway. Or you can opt for the base 2015MY for only $25,695. I’ll stick with aftermarket parts and see how fast I can void my warranty, thank you very much.
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