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™‚


Red Bull Commercial: The Athlete Machine

red bull driftRedbull gathered 11 of its top athletes to create this amazing 6:00 minutes video. A pure pleasure! In this small video Redbull is showing us the range and theĀ varietyĀ of sports that it sponsors. The idea of linking all these differentĀ disciplines together is brilliant. Enough said, enjoy the show!!

Snow and Ice Driving: Audi RS3


Introducing this new “Snow & Ice Driving” category with this video. I find snow drifting with a 4 wheel drive car just amazing. I tried it and believe me you all wanna try it. But when the car you are drifting in consist of an Audi (one of my favorite cars lately), 340hp, 2.5 V5, quattro, its a dream come true.

Ken Block Gymkhana 4: The Hollywood Megamercial


Ken Block in his 650 hp/ 660 Torque, 2011, Ford Fiesta prepared by Olsbergs MSE. Filmed in the backlots of Universal Studios, California over the course of five days, by director Ben Conrad.

Ken Block Gymkhana 3: Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France


Ken Block in his 650 hp/ 660 Torque, 2011, Ford Fiesta prepared by Olsbergs MSE. Filmed at L’Autodrome de Linas Montlhery, France.

Ken Block Gymkhana 2: The Infomercial


Ken Block in his 566 Whp/611 Torque, 2009, Subaru WRX STI prepared by Crawford Performance. Filmed at the Port of Los Angeles.