Subaru BRZ STI or Scion FR-S Cabrio: Which Would You Rather?
I’m a big time fan of the Toyobaru twins, if you haven’t already figured out. So it hurt my heart when I learned that Subaru may not build a next-gen BRZ at all. Which would also rule out the possibility of an STI variant. But the question remains? Would people buy a BRZ STI, or is Toyota better off teaming up with BMW, and building the rag top they’ve been longing for? We’re not sure, but we’re willing to find out. Subaru BRZ STI
What’s good about the BRZ in comparison to the FR-S is that it’s slightly more comfortable, slightly better looking, and slightly more expensive. But like the FR-S, it could be slightly more powerful.
Adding a turbocharger to the already fun 2.0-liter boxer engine, pushing out somewhere in the 250-275 horsepower mark would be damn near perfection. Unfortunately price would be pushing close to $40K. But hey, it won’t void your warranty, so that’s good.
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Scion FR-S Convertible
The second enticing idea to come from the Toyobaru project could be a convertible FR-S. Like the concept seen here, the FR-S would still have good looks and drivability, all with the addition of the wind in your hair.
Of course, that added weight could lead to an increase in power. We don’t think it’d be near STI figures, but 230 horsepower or so should be the mark.
So, the decision rages on. BRZ STI, or FR-S convertible? Truthfully, we’d be hard pressed between the two. But it’s all up to the buyer. Vote for which one you’d choose below, or leave it in the comments below.
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