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2015 Subaru WRX vs 2014 Ford Focus ST! [Head 2 Head Episode 50]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman gets his hands on the all-new, 2015 Subaru WRX, as well as one of Motor Trend’s favorite pocket rockets, the Ford Focus ST.

Each car costs about $30,000, sports a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with similar power outputs, and features a 6-speed manual transmission. The Subaru of course features a sporty version of the brand’s “symmetrical AWD” while the Focus makes due with just the front wheels driven.

However, since it first appeared, the Focus ST has wowed the Motor Trend staff with ability to dance around corners and, generally, not drive and feel like a front-wheel driver.

We like the Focus ST so much that we invited it to last year’s Best Driver’s Car. But does the Ford have what it takes to beat the latest street-tamed rally baby from Subaru? You’re going to have to watch and find out.

Ford Focus ST Sessions: Control Battle

No one likes a control freak. Unless, the control freak happens to be your car. Watch two racing pros take each other on in a Focus ST and a Subaru WRX, and see which car kills it in the corners and which one just can’t… get… it… done.

Ford Focus ST vs Volkswagen Golf R (or Subaru BRZ)! [Head 2 Head Episode 23]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, it’s the battle of the hot hatches as Carlos Lago pits the 2013 Ford Focus ST against a returning contender - the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R. Carlos hits the road and heads to the track but there is a slight problem with the Golf R and Carlos is forced to bring in the Subaru BRZ as a pinch hitter.

2013 Subaru BRZ STI Sport Concept

The rear-wheel drive coupe features a new range of Subaru Tecnica International (STI) performance parts and accessories, including spoilers and suspension upgrades, and which the company says will soon be available for order.

Below you will find a list with the components that will be offered to Australian owners of the BRZ:

  • Front under spoiler
  • Side under spoiler
  • Boot lip spoiler
  • Flexible tower bar
  • Wheel nut set - black
  • 17-inch alloy wheel
  • Coil spring set
  • Quick shift gear lever
  • Sports muffler
  • Gear shift knob
  • Push start switch
  • Rear under diffuser
  • Instrument panel trim

(vía Carscoop)

Subaru BRZ record breaking top speed run

Time for another round at the autobahn! The Subaru BRZ is a fantastic car and has been reviewed as one of the best and most fun to drive cars of the year.

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson recently drove the Toyota version and said - “…hand on heart, this was one of my favourite cars.

It’s not slow — it really isn’t — it’s just that you have to work to get performance from it, but is that a problem? It sounds sweet, is smooth and has the best throttle response of anything here, 911 included.”

The handling on the car is unreal as well which the whole Top Gear crew apparently had nothing but amazing things to say as well.

For anyone who doubts the Subaru and thinks it is a “slow” car this video should prove otherwise.

Scion FR-S vs. Subaru BRZ on Track [ Everyday Driver]

Before we review the FR-S vs. its market competitors, the guys wondered just how similar the FRS/BRZ twins feel behind the wheel.

Some back-to-back time on a racetrack proves very revealing.

2013 Subaru BRZ Top Speed Run… On The Autobahn!

At the end of May I got a call from the Subaru dealership telling me my 2013 BRZ Limited had arrived and was ready for me to take delivery. After a grueling 1,000 mile break-in period I was looking forward to see what the car was capable of.

I shipped the car to the Autobahn to do some high speed runs in the car and attempt the top speed.

The car is limited by its aerodynamics unfortunately so I had to get a good stretch which favored the car which allowed me to get up to 147 MPH.

This isn’t very high speed compared to other exotic cars but for a 200HP Subaru I was very impressed seeing what it’s capable of on the top speed spectrum!

For those of you who don’t know this is a rear wheel drive Subaru and the car is fantastic to drive along with drifting ;)

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Watch a Subaru Impreza Crash Into a House at the Targa Newfoundland Rally

We managed to capture this footage from a few years back in the Targa Newfoundland race. What could have resulted in being a horrific crash, thanks to the safety in place, the lads were able to walk away. Man can it go all wrong in the matter of seconds!

(by MotoringTV)

Drag Race: 2013 Subaru BRZ Vs 1999 Honda S2000 [Motorsport]

La concurrence du nouveau BRZ?

La Toyota GT86, bien sûr, sa jumelle, la Mazda MX-5, la Peugeot RCZ bien qu’elle soit une traction, mais c’est surtout à la Honda S2000, malheureusement retirée du catalogue, que l’on pense en voyant une petite japonaise propulsion animée par un quatre cylindres atmo.

Duel sur la ligne droite de Lurcy Lévis.

Le résultat est sans appel.