Subaru has just announced a name for its new sports car, the Subaru BRZ. "BRZ" stands for "Boxer engine", "Rear-wheel drive" and "Zenith." Subaru claims that the name "embodies ultimate passion for the new sports car and confidence in its distinctive trademark and core technology: the "Horizontally-Opposed Subaru Boxer engine."
This is Scion FR-S - a custom downhill racer built for Red Bull’s Soapbox Derby, and unlike the cardboard-ramshackle boxes , it actually sports a modicum of high-tech components. Concept car builder Five:Axis built a custom, CAD-designed aluminum space frame around a full TEIN suspension and Wilwood disc brakes, then draped the goofy, cute Toyota-aping bodywork on top.
Here is some behind the scenes footage of the Scion FR-S Concept built by Five Axis. The vehicle was revealed at the 2011 New York International Auto Show to extremely positive reviews. Here are some specs on the vehicle:
- Multi-Stage Custom Blended BASF Mearlite SSQ Base with Custom Blended Red Candy Top Coat
- FIVE:AD Forged Monoblock Center Lock Concept Wheels
- Front - 20x8.5
- Rear - 20x10.5
- Yokohama Advan Neova BluEarth Spec Tires with Custom Cut Tread Design
Front - 245/30ZR20
Rear - 295/25ZR20
The FT-86 is back at Nurburgring, Germany. Here are a few spy shots. Compared to the test mule spied last year, this FT86 testcar has the proper body. The car is masked, but you can notice the similarities to the original FT86 Concept and FT86 II Concept.
Scion FR-S Concept at New York Auto show. video by autoguide.com
Toyota FT86 II concept at the Auto Shanghai 2011