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if you have them side by side there are some subtle styling differences. But yeah, at a glance...its hard to tell.

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the only difference is the front bumper, grille, and the fender accents, otherwise they're pretty much the same
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Honestly, I just want to see the BRZ in blue without ass ugly wheels on it.

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i personally like toyota/scion's blue more. but give me the gt86 anyday.. rather have the toyota badge, white side markers and LED DRLs.. plus the BRZ's bumper/grille is just weird.
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Based on those pictures, pretty sure I saw a BRZ yesterday around where I live. It was hard to tell honestly how it looked size wise because it was parked next to an A8, but from what I saw it looked ok.

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yeah that wing is horrible

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The way I see it is one has an ugly mustache and one has a wicked frown(which I like) but interior and option wise the subaru is superior(slightly). I'm still getting the BRZ because of the said interior and options but I'm changing the face.

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I get to drive a BRZ tomorrow in manual guise.

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I can't wait to drive it, honestly. I feel like I'm going to feel like it's anemic in power but a car that balanced has to be really fun.

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There was an FRS in the dealer lot when I was there. I asked him for a test drive and he said it had been sold. He told me he couldn't let me drive it. So I went back to the service area to wait for the Tacoma. 5 minutes later he comes by and says, "I've got the keys and I've gotten approval to let you drive it in the parking lot." I'm like what the fuck am I going to do at 2mph in the parking lot that would give me any indication of this car's value?

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i personally like toyota/scion's blue more.
There's actually two shades of blue available: the lighter, brighter WR Blue Pearl so familiar from numerous WRXs and STIs is a Subaru exclusive, whereas the dark blue is available for both brands. It bears the Ultramarine name at Scion and Galaxy Blue Silica at Subaru.

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Toyota will bring two special GT86 (the third variant of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ available in North America) coupes to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. These include the 315-horspower GRMN Sports FR Concept and the GT86 TRD.

The former is perhaps more interesting, as it gets a 115-horsepower bump by way of both a turbo and supercharger, AutoCar revealed. Built by tuner and race team Gazoo Racing, it also more than doubles the standard car’s 151lb-ft of torque to 311. The car is street-legal, but its modifications are meant to be used on the track. There is a roll cage inside, along with a harder-edged suspension and beefed-up brakes.

The rolling stock includes 245/40-18 front and 265/35-18 rear tires wrapping larger, 18-inch wheels. The exhaust system is new as well, and the body gets outfitted with a huge rear wing, new front and rear fascias and side moldings.

A special exhaust system has also been fitted by Gazoo Racing, as have new 18-inch alloys wrapped in 245/40 R18 tyres at the front and 265/35 R18s at the rear.

The other model, the GT86 TRD, will be an accessorized version of the car, with Toyota’s U.K. dealers for the first time offering Toyota Racing Development (TRD) upgrades. Again according to AutoCar, the car equipped with all of the TRD accessories and all other available options will likely be limited to just 86 examples and likely cost a monster £40,000 (about $62,400 in the straight conversion), or £15,000 more than the standard GT86.

The add-on TRD pieces include 225/40 R18 Dunlop Sport Maxx tires on unique rims, larger brake discs and calipers, a throatier exhaust, a full body kit, and TRD badges. The engine gets only different oil and air filters, with the added power just pushing the total output to a smidgen over 200 horsepower.

Inside, the manual shifter gets a short-throw kit and there are more TRD badges.

The car will be released in the U.K. sometime in 2013.





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Ok...the BR-Z does feels slow, but I'm blown away by it. It feels very light on it's feet. The car is very comfortable in the high(er) RPM's. The car is sheer balance. The throws aren't bad on the manual(this is coming from someone who has a torn ACL) but I expected them to be a little shorter. Overall, I liked it. I still think it needs more 'oomph'.

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GRMN Sports FR....joo gimme noooooooow!

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