Monday, September 3, 2012

Toyota GT86 / Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ

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Why does this car go by three different names? What's up with that? Well, it's as simple as it can be complicated to those that aren't fully aware of the history behind the cars around them. This car was made by both Subaru and Toyota. It's easy to see where the Scion comes in once you know Toyota is involved. In the US it's sold mainly as the Scion FR-S but in other parts of the world like all of Europe and Japan of course, it's sold as it's counterpart names. Keeping it classic, in Japan it's sold as the Toyota GT86 (pronounced "eight six" mind you) where yes it's a tribute to the Toyota Eight Six that became famed in the anime Initial D. As what seems to be the more luxurious version of the car is the Subaru BRZ which is where  the most expensive version can be found.. Regardless of the small differences, Toyota and Subaru have put a beautiful piece of engineering together quite well. So who's to stop me from showing.. :)