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Dec 19, 2012
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The Subaru BRZ is a car we love.

First, because it looks like this:


If it looks familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen our Toyota 86 feature in our December issue, a car which happens to be the BRZ’s twin brother. The 86, a car that’s uncharacteristically sexy for a Toyota, and the BRZ, the first rear-wheel drive model from "The House that Impreza Built," are the products of the joint venture between Toyota and Subaru. And what wonderful products they turned out to be.

Here now’s our obligatory babe comparison: the Jaboom Twins, who made us go “Whoa. Sino ‘yan? Ang ho-hot” the first time we saw them. Similarly, the first time we caught a glimpse of the 86—on the cover of Top Gear, most likely—we all went kind of crazy, and started counting how many years it would take to save up for one. Fortunately, we may have enough time, because the 86 and the BRZ are at least primed to have more lasting power than those girls, and are a more economical choice than, say, a Porsche. 

Whereas some merely look the part of a sports car, the BRZ embodies what a sports car is, body and soul. It aims to connect driver to car in much the same way those Avatar dudes unite with their flying dragons. And it all starts with the…

WORDS: GELO GONZALES
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