Now that we’ve introduced the Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S platform and procured a brand-new BRZ of our own to build up, we thought what better way to finish breaking it in than at the track! We practically rolled the odometer past 1,000 miles as we pulled through the gate at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. With temperatures in the upper 50s, not a cloud in the sky, and the track practically to ourselves, we knew we’d have a great opportunity to push the limits of the BRZ and get an idea of what makes this car so great.
As 2014 kicks into full swing, we’re excited to start a new series featuring some of the hottest platforms available on the market today. The series will be broader than a strict “build guide,” as we want to present an overview of the platform, our initial impression behind the wheel, its strengths and weaknesses, and present feedback from tuners who have already had their hands dirty with these vehicles. We hope it will inform both purchasing decisions as well as what direction to take your car in once the keys are in your hand.
With that said, let’s introduce our first platform, the Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S /Toyota GT86 (since Scion doesn’t exist overseas, it flies under the Toyota banner). It’s a car, or group of cars, that really needs no introduction.
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The AudioFiles are a foray into the fundamentals of automotive sound, providing you with a basic understanding of modern, high-fidelity sound systems. This introduction article outlines what it is we aim to achieve with the series. Brought to you in-part by Elite Auto Salon of Colorado Springs, the premier source for high-end, custom car audio.