US outlet Motor Trend hits the road in two of the car world’s best value buys, the all-new Mazda MX-5 and the Subaru BRZ. At 22 minutes this video has plenty of depth to it as well. There’s measured performance data, a road review as well as a track comparison (including this nifty side-by-side battle […]
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I spent Christmas with family in Adelaide and figured it was a good opportunity to embark on long road trip from my home in Canberra with the goal of taking in some of the best driving roads Australia has to offer. Most I had driven before, some I hadn’t, regardless I was looking forward to […]
Toyota has produced this slick video showing its 86 sportscar come to life. It’s been online for a bit over a month and deserves more views than it currently has, so we’re doing our bit to help out the little Toybaru.
Toyota may have pulled the distributor cap off the 86 convertible but the latest rumour is they’ll have an 86 four-door saloon ready in time for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next March. Riding on a wheelbase 100mm longer than the Toybaru sports car it’s expected the styling of the 86 sedan will set it […]
Word is Toyota has shelved plans to put the FT-86 Open Concept into production. Officially, Toyota hasn’t put a comment on record, but reports suggest we won’t be seeing a chopped 86 anytime soon. Supposedly Toyota’s product plans for 2014 and 2015 have no slot for the topless Toybaru. Although due to the fact engineering […]
Crawford Performance in the US has worked its magic on the Subaru BRZee. They’re the guys who prepped Ken Block’s Gymkhana I & II WRXs. After they finished laughing at the meagre stock figures produced by the blue Toybaru they put things right to the tune of 430hp/500ft-lb (320kW/680Nm). Nice. Matt Farah from Drive went […]
We think the 981 Porsche Boxster and Cayman are pretty ace, even though we’re yet to drive either. But it turns out we’re not the only ones who reckon the Coxster rocks, as both cars have been awarded the 2013 World Performance Car crown. An initial field of 20 cars was shortlisted to three and […]
We knew it was coming, but this is one of the first images we’ve seen showing the topless Toyota 86. And given we saw the pic posted to the Toyota UK blog we reckon that’s a pretty good unofficial endorsement that this car will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show next month. It’s […]
The Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 twins have been awarded the Wheels Car of the Year award. It joins a host of other awards collected by the Toybaru, including the Carsguide top honour. Wheels editor Stephen Corby acknowledged the success of the Subaru–Toyota partnership, “Seldom do joint projects produce something remarkable like this.” The magazine went on […]
Word from the SEMA show in the United States says Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is working on an aftermarket supercharger kit for the Toyota 86. That’ll be sure to please current and prospective owners alike. And with reports of an 18 month waiting list down under we’re guessing there’s quite a lot of prospective owners. […]
We expect the Toybaru will claim plenty of awards from the world’s motoring press. Indeed, we reckon you can already lock in an 86/BRZ shared award for Australia’s most prestigious gong, the Wheels Car of the Year. For now though, the Toyota 86 has just been judged as Britain’s Best Driver’s Car by the influential […]
Autoblog brings a great series of spy shots showing what is likely to be an STi version of the Subaru BRZ sports coupé. With a more aggressive body kit, including that large rear wing, this is clearly not a regular BRZ. STi badging is clearly available on the wheel centre caps, so too on the […]