GT86/BRZ Club Road Trip

BRZ DriftingAfter a long absence, TheAdsGarage is back with a freshly backed category, a new Youtube account and new Instagram account. How is that for a comeback!! A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a gathering with the GT86/BRZ club. We met up on the Marina Dbayeh, waiting for the late comers, then we hit the road, destination, Wardeh Faraya, the most typical destination for all Lebanese road trips. We all know what happens when a bunch of cars reach Wardeh, Drifting time! The trip was really nice there was good cooperation between the drivers, we had lots of fun and burned a lot of rubber šŸ˜€ Thank you very much for the invite guys! You can check the rest of the pictures by clicking right here. Special thanks to Mario Yacoub for editing the video here below.

GT86-BRZ rear viewRegarding the cars, I can assure you that the GT86 and the BRZ are almost, totally similar. Mechanically speaking theĀ cars are exactly the same, they feature the sameĀ 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder motor deliveringĀ 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. They are both fitted with the same Manual or Automatic gear box. The suspension and springs settings are very similar, the BRZ is a bit firmer (better for the track) and the GT86 is slight softer resulting in some extra oversteer for drifting action. This can be only felt when the car is pushed to its very limits. The only differences I spotted were the LED lights on the front bonnet, the seats fabric, the dashboard in front of the passenger seat that features a cool design in the GT86 that is not available in the BRZ and I found the standard radio in the GT86 much more appealing than the BRZ one. Price wise, the Subaru costs $46,000 while the Toyota costs $40,000 (both including VAT and registration taxes).

GT86 BRZThe GT86/BRZ, is easy to drive, it is steady in corners, thanks to the 50:50 weight distribution and its very low center of gravity. You won’t be expecting any surprises entering the corner at high speed. The interior doesn’t look cheap, it has proper finishing. Its exterior design is cool as well is really looks like a sports car to have fun with. The only problem I had with the car was its power, it really lacks of it!! Going up the mountain roads the GT86/BRZ had some troubles over-passing cars at high speed. It just needed that small extra boost. Maybe a small turbo could do the job? or an Intake with a map would be enough? Anyway, I would definitely get the Toyota, the Subaru is really not worth that extra 6,000$. I would use that extra 6,000$ to equipped the GT86 with extra ponies šŸ™‚

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Car of the year 2012 by EVO

car of the year 2012I was expecting a more organized and structured video by EVO for “the car of the year 2012” more like MotorTrend’sĀ Best Driver’s Car 2012Ā that was released a few month ago. This video is filmed more like a normal day at the track than like a Car of the Year 2012 by EVO video. In it, Tiff Needell and Dickie Meaden take ten hot 2012 cars and take them to a spin. The end result was expected no major surprises. The fact thatĀ Tiff Needell decides not to turn the traction control of the Huayra off while driving it around the track is also aĀ bummer.

Subaru Commercial: “Your Story With”

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This Japanese ad is introducing the new Subaru BRZ 2013. This car has one of the lowest possible centers of gravity on the market today with an engine positioned very low in the chassis. Due to that Subaru wasn’t able to fit an All-wheel drive system for the car so the car will be equipped with rear wheel drive. This BRZ features the new Subaru Boxer engine that is gonna be a 2.0 liter engine delivering just around 300 bhp. This new “sports car”Ā designĀ of the car is really new to Subaru and they really did a good job there. The car looks amazing and all theĀ aerodynamicsĀ areĀ optimizedĀ for down force.

Doesn’t this car look familiar to you? Well it looks pretty much exactly like the Toyota GT86 that Toyota developed. In fact, for the BRZ and GT86, thereĀ development was made after a join-venture between Subaru and Toyota for this project in order to come up with the ultimate steering sensation and driving pleasure sports car in the market.Ā (Press the cc button in the video to get the English subtitles)