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2013 Subaru BRZ is… SLOW AS HELL!

Posted in General, Import Rides, Rides, Subaru, Videos by MrAngry | March 28th, 2012 | 10 Responses |

2013 Subaru BRZ

Over the past year there has been so much hype around the new 2013 Subaru BRZ that it’s been difficult to ignore. Supposedly the BRZ was the answer to Hyundai’s quick little Genesis coupe, however after looking at the numbers I’m not so sure. 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds and 1/4 mile in 15.3 is anything but fast, however for some reason the Subaru fanboys seem to love it. Granted its 60-0 distance is respectable at 114-feet as is its 69.9 mph slalom speed, however as a whole package I was honestly expecting more.

Source: InsideLine.com

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10 Responses

  1. Sanford says:

    This car is a huge letdown I was honestly expecting more.

  2. Willhelm says:

    More of what? Speed is not everyone’s prime concern. Look at it this way. It is a pretty car that is cool, relatively sporty and even fuel effecientish. For me it ticks all the right boxes haha. My current car barely makes it past 60 anyways so I am sure I would find it plenty quick..

    • JamesM says:

      I just don’t understand the point. Why make it rear wheel drive? Why make it extremely underpowered? Hell, even the Hyundai Genesis 2 door turbo has 210 hp (turbo) and the new one is going to be pushing closer to 275. If you’re going to make a car talk the talk, it should at least be able to walk the walk. Not trying to come across as condesending, but I feel like they should of pushed for more power.

      • JamesM says:

        Edit: I understand speed is not everyones concern, but it will be for the buyers of this car. Target market (not soccer moms, most women won’t be interested (keyword most, I’m sure some will be)). It’s geared toward speed addicted men who want to have a good time in a RWD vehicle. Unfortunately, without aftermarket modification, it doesn’t look like this vehicle is going to be able to provide much fun. For what you’re spending, you can get a pre-owned 350z with low miles that produces 130 more hp.

  3. SNAK3 says:

    Everybody knew they were going to make it as bland as pepto bismol….. why didn’t they prove us wrong :/

  4. Dylan says:

    Come on guys, you’re all missing the point. It’s for fun. It corners well. It can get the tail end out. It’s light. It looks cool.

    I think more importantly, it acts as a blank slate. You can do what you want with it. If power is your thing, you add a turbo, injectors, flash the ECU, etc. If you want better handling, new tires, lower it, rip some seats out, throw in a roll bar. If you’re a fast and the furious lover, slap on the biggest spoiler you can find.

    Something tells me this is one of those cars that will be impossible to find an unmolested version in 20 years.

    • djrosa says:

      my thoughts exactly. im imagining its gonna take 5 secs before someone puts a impreza engine in that car.

      also to be fair its not exactly slow and if its fast in the corners then you might have a alternative to the mx5

  5. a says:

    because miata.

  6. Eric says:

    The BRZ was built for driving enthusiast NOT people looking to run a particular 1/4 mile time, etc. The numbers a particular car produces at the test track does NOT dictate how much fun / rewarding it is to drive. If all you do is look at the spec sheet / test track #’s of a car you’ll have NO IDEA how good / bad the car actually is. Instead of just looking at spec sheets you should read the actual REVIEW!

    For example, the Nissan 370Z is much quicker / produces far better #’s than the Mazda MX-5 Miata but the MX-5 is still much more fun / rewarding to drive despite. So does this mean the MX-5 is still somehow “overpriced” starting at ~ 24k? You see it makes absolutely NO SENSE to dismiss a car based on its HP/ test track #’s. The BRZ will likely turn out to be one of the best drivers cars of all time despite its very low 26-28K price tag. So to complain that the BRZ is somehow a rip off in any way, shape or form defies logic.

    Okay so the Mustang produces better #’s across the board. And? WTF does that matter if the BRZ is still much more enjoyable to drive? People need to stop being so damn obsessed with the #’s as they don’t really mean anything unless you happen to be racing your daily drivers for a living. I’d take a much slower but much more fun car to drive over one that is simply quicker EVERY TIME. Read the damn reviews the #’s don’t matter unless you’re trying to make up for something else.

    • Juan says:

      But those are your opinioms. For ex, I’d never drive a Mazda Miata, worse take it over a 350z but that doesn’t mean the Miata is bad. Saying the Miara is more enjoyable than the Z is an opinion and i respect it but fact is…. The BRZ generated so much expectations.. The first ever sports cars from subaru ‘sports car’, a joint project with Toyota… By seeing the GT-R revival, some expected the BRZ to be the new Supra (classic rival of the gt-r in the 90’s) But it wound up being an overpriced let-down. 27k for a car with no AWD (breaking the subaru tradition) with bad speeds… I understand some people get cars over looks and dont care about being michael schumachers behind the wheel but come on! Subaru makes amazing cars. Same with toyota and the best turn on i can getus tge looks…. From my humble opinion, the brz is the worst subaru in its current line.