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Subaru BRZ specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1220-1251 kg (2690-2758 lbs)
Dimensions 4.24 m (167 in) long, 1.78 m (70 in) wide, 1.30 m (51 in) high
Wheelbase 2.57 m (101 in)
Power / weight 162 ps (160 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 166 Nm (122 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2012
Origin country Japan
Average fuel consumption 9.6 l/100 km (25 mpg US / 29 mpg UK)
Price in Europe €32,400 - €34,041
Views 41.3k
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Performance

Top speed 226 kph (140 mph)
0 - 40 kph 2.2 s
0 - 100 kph 6.8 s
0 - 160 kph 18.9 s
0 - 180 kph 21.1 s
0 - 60 mph 6.4 s
0 - 100 mph 16.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.2 s @ 78.9 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s @ 95.7 mph
80 - 120 kph (4) 8.4 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 10.3 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 13.9 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 17.5 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 22.3 s
100 kph - 0 36 m (117 ft)
200 kph - 0 152 m (499 ft)
18m slalom 66.5 kph (41.3 mph)
Lateral acceleration 0.94 g (9 m/s²)

More acceleration times

Subaru BRZ acceleration graph
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Georg  4m ago

Tsukuba laptime 1:10.590min
Web Car
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d77tN-4HFmE
video time 5:45min


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saxy  2y ago

I had a go in this car recently, and I was very unimpressed. It's sold as a 4 seater but it's virtually impossible to seat 4 people. And where I live, the WRX is cheaper, with AWD and more room,and much more power.


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Piorun  2y ago

I know that people are so purists lately, but sometimes You just want the most performance for the bucks.

First tunning in sports cars are usually tires, brakes, suspension and power.
If tires, brakes and suspension are ok You want more power. And i dont care about turbo lag, bad noice, just give that power to the car.


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Shaggy  2y ago

Either give it a turbocharger or a V6 engine.


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steph  2y ago

There seems to be a lot of talk of these cars being forced induction,but i disagree.To force induce these is to completely change the concept of it.


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password  4y ago

atleast Subaru are starting to make good looking car.


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ddd  4y ago

@Monkeypop average family sedan has 120-170 hp....Mayby 200 hp is not a big power but from the other side +- 250 hp is a big power :)


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Shaggy  4y ago

@ Mental & Piorun: My brother once wanted a Honda S2000 when they were still being produced until he found out the price, over $30,000 in 2002.


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Mental  4y ago

Yeah, S2000 was a cool little sportscar. It was better than the modern BRZ in every aspect, maybe except the design. I would prefer the Honda, doubtless. But if I ever was looking for an affordable compact sportscar - Porsche Boxster is the best choice.. or BMW Z4 bla bla 35is.

BTW, Honda should have already made a successor to the S2000, as well unveil the production NSX already.


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Piorun  4y ago

@Super8
It doesnt have direct competitor?
I think Honda S2000, made 15 years ago is better car. Engine revs better, sounds good, is faster, and its convirtable. And You can have one for 30%-50% of Subaru price.

I personally would chose, some RWD BMW anyway, Ofourse it would not be a new car, but who care if it much quicker and better.


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Super8  4y ago

I heard the STI version will released in 2014. It's look like it doesn't have a direct competitor



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lafars  5y ago

take the BRZ and the SRT8 jeep to the stelvio pass, i highly doubt the jeep would be as enjoyable as this there :)


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Shaggy  5y ago

Look on the bright side, a Jeep can't get 25 MPG in the city, or 34 MPG on the highway. ;) But the BRZ could use more power, from an available flat 6, like the 256 horsepower 3.6 liter engine in the Legacy, and Subaru needs to offer the BRZ with the Impreza WRX STI, 200 horsepower isn't underpowered in a 2684 LB car, but there's room for improvement, and you're right monkeypop, car companies shouldn't limit a car's capabilities to keep it slower than their more expensive cars, that isn't as much sad as it is infuriating.


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monkeypop  5y ago

I hate when car makers underpower a car just to keep it from showing up their more expensive models.

No sports car should be slower around a legit track than a 4x4 jeep. That's just sad.


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Shaggy  5y ago

It is the car, 200 horsepower VS the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT/8's 470, my money would be on the Jeep. I would love to see a Subaru BRZ with the engine from the Impreza WRX STI, that would be awesome.


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DeDe  5y ago

0-100 kph: 7,1 s
0-160 kph: 16,2 s
0-180 kph: 21,1 s

Source: latest AutoZeitung


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monkeypop  5y ago

@ferarri driver

Shame on the car. Its not the drivers fault that the car does not have enough power to keep up with a srt jeep around vir. This car having the power level of a average 90's model family sedan is a shame. The power level is all that is holding this car back.

With 300 horses this car would give the wrx problems...which is probably a big reason they did not give it adequate power.


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Ferrari driver  5y ago

@Monkeypop
Not shame on the car.
Shame on the driver.


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monkeypop  5y ago

I mean the brz is slower around vir than a damn jeep. That's shameful for a car with so much potential.


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monkeypop  5y ago

I'm not knocking this car.. I just don't think it has enough power. For its pricepoint it is underpowered. A cobalt ss for example would blow this things doors off for less money.

Another 75 or so bhp and this little car has serious potential. I belive they could have easily made it more powerful without running up the weight or the price. I think they did not do so because they wouldn't want this showing up their more powerful and expensive cars. Its a shame because short wheelbase rwd with a manual is my absolute favorite type of car to drive.


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Mental  5y ago

I bet turbocharged up to 300 PS, BRZ would be a good performance machine and in addition would even more fun to drive, getting a wild animal. That would be a wise deal. And still that would be a very affordable car.

And I'd take BRZ over a MX-5 cause it performs better and looks better. Though I wouldn't refuse driving MX-5, and I wouldn't call it especially for women. Just women loves these things, and that's probably the best affordable sportcar choice for them.


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BR2'  5y ago

You can buy any car to have fun, but this ones a bit different.

Even highschoolers can afford this car(Given they have a decent job)

Its a purists car for people not wanting nasty lil electronic aids and a silly paddled operated gearbox(Even though an auto is available)

Its light, and looks REALLY good upclose(I just saw one in red last week, small too)

Its a Japanese car, so even before this car was in production there were already aftermarket parts for it.

Also, there may even be a Performance model of the cars respected brand, BRZ STI, FR-S TRD, GT-86 TT etc.

Theres always room for improvement, but that also raises price and could hurt the car in some way.

Ps: The Miata maybe a capable car in almost any way, wether its a destroyer round tracks or some kind of "Monster" but its still a Feminine car, every generation of MX5 has been.


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lafars  5y ago

@dave
this is not a numbers car, you buy this car to have fun


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Dave  5y ago

Even if it's a slow car, they should have at least given it a turbocharged engine so you can get a lot more power with cheap bolt on mods.


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monkeypop  5y ago

@anon

Monster and miata are two words that when combined don't make sense.


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Аnon  5y ago

Sure, miata is totally a feminine car. That's why it is a base for multiple Monster Miata project cars, that destroy anything on any small-and-technical circuits.


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BR2'  5y ago

Ill agree the Miata is Feminine, But i see more males drive them then females, Miatas always been a good car, i wouldnt buy one simply because i think there are better ones that fit me ut there, and because its a drop top. But ill pick a BRZ over any miata simply because it looks better and is a hard top.


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monkeypop  5y ago

The only people who would claim you have small or inadequate genitals if you wouldnt drive a miata are people who dont have choices and are stuck driving one. They probably got a hand me down miata from their mom and get made fun of all the time.

There is no denying the car is fun to drive.. but there is also no denying that it is a feminine car.

Just because you have a choice of something other than a miata and think they are feminine cars doesn't say anything about your manhood. Its a widely accepted opinion.

If me having a preference of driving a much faster car ticks off miata drivers and causes them to insult me.. so be it. I would probably be a bit defensive too if I was driving a miata.


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CoolShirtGuy  5y ago

@dirt

If they sold more, it was due to ignorance nothing more:

Well, you'd know all about ignorance, wouldn't you...

@Dave
...This isn't supposed to be a "fast sports car". It was built to be a cheap, fun driver's car, emphasis on "Fun". You don't buy a car like this to drag race; you buy it to take on twisty canyon roads and such. It may not be particularly fast, but it handles like it's on rails. It's often compared to Porsches for its steering response, feedback and stability, and that's about as high as praise can get, especially for a car that costs about $26k.

If sheer speed was the be-all, end-all of a sports car's worth, the Miata wouldn't exist, and Lotus would've gone out of business a long time ago.