If you are looking forward to buy the new 2013 Subaru BRZ sports compact car because of its sportiness nature, you may be in for a disappointment. Inside Line of Edmunds.com has just done a performance test of the new 2013 Subaru BRZ at the track, and the results were just not up to par with the expectation that the manufacturer made out to be during the marketing campaign.
The 2013 Subaru BRZ is basically the identical twin of the Toyota GT-86 and Scion FR-S. It is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine producing 200 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 151 pound-feet of torque. The engine can be either mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
In the Edmunds’ Inside Line track test, the 2012 Subaru BRZ completed the acceleration test from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds and a quarter-mile run in 15.3 seconds at 92.1 mph. Seriously, these numbers are no matched to most new sedans currently in the market.
Think of going head-to-head with another sedan at the light? Well, think again, you will be disappointed. We’re thinking, we have been had by Toyota and Subura’s marketing departments.
Unless Subaru slaps a turbo on the BRZ sports car, there is no way this will be an enthusiast car. Half-baked? Yes, it is.