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  1. Jameszilla? that you? i could be very late to the party on this one (and likely am...), but Mr Jameszilla, is that you!? Thread for the OG's only Man, using the search function and 'jameszilla' brings up some interesting memories! hahahah James if you (just watched again, and saw name title at the beginning... doh!) - disappointing... DECA pics and it's not the R!
  2. The 2017 Toyota 86 has been revealed ahead of its official launch at next week's New York motor show.The mid-life update to Australia's most popular sports car carries a host of exterior changes, minor interior revisions and a small increase in power and torque. From the outside there is a revised front bumper that houses a larger grille, which Toyota says emphasises the 86's low and wide stance. Meanwhile, the rear bumper is all new, incorporating restyled LED tail-lights. Revised LED headlights, with a new indicator design, now sits above a modified fog-light bezel, while the factory alloy wheel design has also been updated. Toyota designers have shifted the rear-wheel-drive sports car's fender-vent logo to lower on the front guard in the form of its own stand-alone badge. Further logos have also been added to inside the front headlights. On the engineering side, Toyota has revised the 86's suspension, focusing on improved shock absorber and spring rates, while adding hill-start assist to manuals models. Automatic models remain unchanged in terms of power output at 147kW and 205Nm, however, manual variants have had an increase of roughly 4kW and 9Nm as well as changes to the gear ratio, bringing their new output to 151kW and 214Nm. Toyota Australia says these new power figures from the naturally aspirated 2.0-litre 'Boxer' engine are yet to be confirmed for local models. The interior of the base Toyota 86 GT remains unchanged, however, buyers of the top-spec GTS will see changes to the steering wheel - now finally incorporating audio controls - as well as new seating material with silver stitching. The instrument panel also gains a new soft-feel 'Grandlux' material, embossed with the 86 logo, with the material also flowing onto the door trims. Since the Toyota 86 went on sale in Australia in June 2012, the Japanese company has sold a staggering 16,456 units in Australia, making the model the consistent front runner in the local sports car segment. Toyota Australia sales and marketing executive director Tony Cramb said the sales performance of the 86 has made it a phenomenal success, adding, This 86 update is sure to add further fuel to that fire. "The new 2017 Toyota 86 will go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year, though, Toyota Australia has yet to confirm whether the model's current pricing structure will remain in place when the new car arrives. See more on CarAdvice
  3. Nissan Middle East has set a new Guinness World Record for the worlds fastest drift at an event in the United Arab Emirates. Behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Nissan GT-R Nismo, Japanese drifter, Masato Kawabata sent the GT-R into a drift at an incredible 304.96km/h. The drift was completed at Fujairah International Airport in the UAE and used every inch of the three kilometre runway in order to reach the 300km/h benchmark the team had set itself. As per strict guidelines, the Nissan Middle East team had only three attempts and had to fulfil specific angle and drift duration requirements in order the complete the record-breaking feat. The team managed to tick all the boxes to become the new record holders. Kawabata, the current Japanese drifting series title holder, smashed the previous record of 256km/h set in Poland using a modified Toyota GT86. The record was achieved, in part, thanks to the immense work that went into tuning the GT-R. Japan-based GReddy Trust, managed to take the GT-Rs standard 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, which normally produces 404kW, up to a staggering 1029kW. While all that extra power was crucial to the record attempt, other mods like ultra-lightweight wheels and specially designed Toyo tyres had to be fitted to the car into order to make sure all that power wasnt just turned into smoke and molten rubber. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTEITmTomII See more on CarAdvice
  4. Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit. Behind the wheel of the new WRX racer will be British rally champion Mark Higgins, who already holds the current lap record for a car, which he set in 2014 with a US-market WRX STI, in 19 minutes and 15 seconds. Higgins set the current record in a largely stock 2015 model-year WRX STI, with the only modifications limited to safety features such as an FIA-spec roll cage and a harness-equipped racing seat, along with modified springs and dampers. The 2014 record bettered Higgins previous record of 19 minutes and 56 seconds that he set in 2011 with a 2010-model WRX STI. Now in 2016, the new Prodrive WRX STI is a rekindling of Subarus relationship with British motorsport company Prodrive, who collaborated with the Japanese manufacturer for nearly 20 years in the World Rally Championship (WRC), winning three drivers and manufacturers titles. The 2016 WRX STI racer has had a few nips and tucks over the base car, with a significant aero package, stripped out interior and a roll cage, clearly stating its go-fast intentions. It is unknown whether any tweaks have been made to the engine that, in standard Australian spec, produces 221kW of power and 407Nm of torque (UK models list the same outputs). The Isle of Man time-trial event takes place on a 59.54km (37 mile) course, almost three times longer than the Nurburgring race track. The demanding course is a public road for most of the year, and with no official speed limits enforced on the Isle of Man outside built-up areas, practicing for the event is exercised all year round. See more on CarAdvice
  5. New South Wales Police has unveiled the latest edition to its crime-fighting squad: the V8-powered Lexus RC F. The Japanese high-performance coupe has been provided on loan to NSW Police by Lexus Australia as part of a campaign aimed at promoting safer roads and increasing community engagement. Unlike the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 that was loaned to Victoria Police as a bonafide highway patrol vehicle - a rare arrangement - the the RC F will be confined to promotional duties for the duration of its stay. Among the RC Fs duties will be appearances at motorsport events, including this past weekends Bathurst Six Hour, where it was used as a race control vehicle to open and close the circuit. Based in Wollongong, the RC F will primarily service NSWs southern region, getting maximum exposure in roadside campaigns and will travel as far west as Goulburn. Inspector Jim Fryday of the NSW Police's Southern Region says the RC F will be a useful tool in the fight to create safer NSW roads. "The RC F will be a major help in our efforts to engage with the public at major gatherings around the state. "There will be further opportunities at motorsport events to communicate our message to race fans while showing off the RC F in a very appropriate setting, Fryday said. Under the RC Fs bonnet lies a 5.0-litre V8 engine pumping out 351kW of power and 530Nm of torque, coupled with an eight-speed Sports Program Direct Shift automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. On the power front, the RC F trumps highway patrol mainstays in the Commodore SS-V and the Ford FG Falcon XR6 Turbo, which produce 304kW/570Nm and 270kW/533Nm, respectively. Lexus Australia chief executive, Peter McGregor, says the manufacturer is happy to assist NSW Police in a project they think the public will enjoy" It gives us great pleasure to provide the NSW Police with a stunning RC F coupe to assist them with their important task of promoting safety on our roads - a critical issue for all road users as we enter the Easter Period and colder months of the year," Mcgregor said. See more on CarAdvice
  6. To celebrate the launch of an updated Nissan GT-R at the 2016 New York auto show, the company dedicated its stage in the Big Apple to its one true supercar, with one model from every generation on display. 1969 C10 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R The original GT-R branded Skyline sports car, the 2000GT-R featured bolt-on rear-wheel arch flares, and aggressive spoilers at the front and rear.Under the bonnet there's a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated straight-six developing 118kW at 7000rpm and 177Nm at 5600rpm. That was enough to enable the 1120kg rear-wheel drive coupe to cover the standing 400m in 16.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 200km/h. 1973 C110 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R For the next-generation 2000GT-R, the coupe once again employed 2.0-litre straight-six S20 engine. Maximum power and torque outputs were unchanged, but the motor had to lug around an extra 20 kilograms of weight.While it may have been a smidge slower, stopping power was improved by the use of disc brakes on all four wheels. The C110 is the rarest of all GT-R generations, as production was stopped after just 200 units because of stricter emissions regulations in Japan. 1989 R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R After a 16 year hiatus, the GT-R badge was dusted off for the eighth-generation Skyline. Motivation came via a 2.6-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six engine with 353Nm of torque at 4400rpm. In accordance with a gentleman's agreement amongst Japanese manufacturers, the GT-R is said to have only 206kW at 6800rpm.To ensure that not a single Newton metre is wasted, the R32 GT-R featured an advanced electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system with front-to-rear active torque splitting capability, dubbed ATTESA E-TS.Made for racing, the R32 Skyline GT-R holds the honour of never losing a race in the All Japan Championships. Oh, and it also won the 1991 and 1992 Bathurst 1000 races, much the chagrin of Ford and Holden fans who Jim Richards famously decried as a "pack of a&!holes". The controversy surrounding its victory at Bathurst, and dominance of the Australian Touring Car Championship, lead to the GT-R being effectively frozen out via rule changes.Australia was one of the few overseas markets to officially sell the R32 Skyline GT-R, with just 100 imported. 1995 R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R The R33 Skyline was a markedly larger vehicle, and the GT-R's weight jumped from 1430kg in the R32 to 1540kg in the R33. Despite that the 2.6-litre turbo straight-six featured supposedly unchanged power output. The porkier GT-R did have a fraction more torque 368Nm to play with.There was an optional, even more advanced high-tech all-wheel drive system, known as ATTESTA E-TS Pro, which incorporated an active limited-slip differential for the rear wheels. 1999 R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R Like corresponding Skyline, GT-R shrank a little bit for this generation. Although weight was up slightly to 1560kg, Nissan paid significant attention to the coupe's body stiffness and aerodynamics.The R34 was the last GT-R to be directly based on the Skyline and the last to feature the RB26DETT 2.6-litre twin-turbo straight-six. Power was still officially capped at 206kW, while torque was upped slightly to 392Nm at 4400rpm.Finished in silica brass paint, the limited edition M-spec Nur model seen here features a retuned engine with gold head covers, as well as softer suspension with "ripple control" shock absorbers. 2017 R35 Nissan GT-R faceliftLaunched in 2007, the new GT-R is the first to be made in left-hand drive and officially sold throughout most of the world. Although distantly related to the Skyline, it features a unique body, drivetrain and life cycle.For the 2016 New York auto show, the GT-R received a lightly refreshed exterior look, a few extra spuds under the bonnet, suspension tweaks, and, most importantly, a redesigned and much higher quality interior. Read our full run-down of the 2017 Nissan GT-R facelift. See more on CarAdvice
  7. Photos of the newly refreshed 2017 Subaru BRZ have surfaced online today, just days after the significantly re-styled 2017 Toyota 86 made its official debut. These photos, posted to enthusiast site FT86club.com after purportedly appearing on the Facebook profile of a smaller fan group, appear to have been snapped in a workshop or testing facility. (One photo shows a black BRZ parked haphazardly next to an R32 Nissan Skyline, surrounded by boxes, parts and packing material.) It is clear from these shots that the exterior styling of the BRZ will be refreshed at both ends, along with the same new split-spoke alloy wheel design worn by the refreshed 86. The front, although not as dramatically altered as the 86, reveals a lightly resculpted and ever-so-slightly taller nose with longer and deeper headlight scallops, while the character lines that previously framed the Subaru badge are also now gone. The standout change at the front end, however, is the new wing-like styling feature that now extends into the faux intakes either side of the large grille opening. A pair of black fins now trisect those side ports, replacing the lights that lived there before. Updated lighting is also clearly visible at both ends. The same hooked daytime lights can be seen inside the headlights, but a second row of LEDs now replace the position and indicator lights that previously sat inboard of the main projector lamp. At the rear, the BRZ appears to feature the same new cherry-red lights that debuted with the 2017 Toyota 86, featuring a top LED strip, a main brake light, and a secondary LED strip for reversing and/or indicator lights. (The indicators could also be located in the lower half of the outer red lens.)The rear bumper of the BRZ shown here does not appear to have been given any notable updates, but we may yet see a new look - possibly the same pointy new piece used for the 86 - swapped onto Subarus coupe before launch. In the cabin, a brand-new steering wheel can be seen, adding new audio and phone controls, along with a direction-pad for controlling the new multi-function display that can be seen in the instrument cluster. These same changes will appear in the 86, although Toyota has so far revealed only the exterior of the 2017 model. The interior appears to be largely unchanged elsewhere. A large touchscreen display can be seen in the centre stack, but overseas variants of the BRZ already had this feature - Australian buyers were simply made to go without. As with the 86, we can likely expect the BRZ to be given a light power boost, climbing from 147kW and 205Nm to a new 151kW and 214Nm. The 86 also benefits from revised gear ratios for the new model year, and that, too, should transfer to the BRZ. Click the photos tab above for more shots of the 2017 Subaru BRZ. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, Subaru Australia communications manager David Rowley said that a late year [2016] on-sale date is expected for the 2017 BRZ. Rowley could not be moved to comment on whether local buyers will be treated to the larger touchscreen display. But, with the new steering wheel now very likely to be the standard across both the 86 and BRZ ranges, it stands to reason that we will at last get a BRZ equipped with satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. Sales of the BRZ have dropped off this year, with year-to-date figures (end of February) showing 57 sales, compared to 80 for the same period in 2015. Rowley said that although sales have settled, its probably fair to say they're still healthy for a vehicle in that niche segment. Of course, the BRZ is not the only member of its duo to have suffered a settling of sales, with Toyota 86 sales dropping from 440 at this point last year to 248 in 2016. Both coupes made their Australian debut in 2012, with only minor updates in the time since, while the all-new Mazda MX-5 roadster has swept onto the market with a feature-packed value bundle and sharp pricing. The 2017 model-year updates to the BRZ and 86, if priced right, should help to right the ship for both. See more on CarAdvice
  8. An updated, or possibly a limited-edition version, of the Nissan GT-R has been teased ahead of the New York motorshow, which starts next week. Overnight, the company released an animated image of the GT-R's rear being gradually illuminated by the car's signature afterburner tail-lights. Aside from the teaser image (above), Nissan hasn't provided any further details about its Big Apple debutante. It's safe to assume, though, that it will either be an updated version of the current R35 GT-R or a special-edition version based on it. Last year, Nismo boss Hiroshi Tamurae told us that a new-generation version of Nissan's supercar won't surface until 2020 at the earliest. The company's head of design, Shiro Nakamura, told CarAdvice in the middle of 2015 that while there isn't much more straight-line speed that can be wrung out of the current-generation coupe, revisions can be made to its ride and handling.He also stated that the company was planning to introduce a minor styling update, "very shortly". Above: Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo At the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the company debuted the Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package. Only sold in the US and Japan, the N-Attack features components used by the company to set the GT-R's 7 minutes 8.679 seconds lap time around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. In 2014, the company launched the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a vehicle that's widely rumoured to provide clues about the next-generation GT-R. Reports have indicated that the next GT-R will use a version of the new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 that made its debut powering the oddly styled and configured GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans race car. There have also been hints that the next-gen GT-R will incorporate hybrid elements into its drivetrain. MORE: All the latest Nissan GT-R news and review See more on CarAdvice
  9. Australian pricing for the 2017 Honda NSX hybrid sports coupe is yet to be confirmed, but buyers who are expecting a bargain from the Japanese brand had better think again. The Honda NSXs advanced drivetrain includes a longitudinally mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine producing 373kW and 550Nm behind the seats. Its teamed to a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, as well as a 148Nm electric motor intended to remove lag by delivering power immediately to the rear wheels. Both front wheels have their own 73Nm electric motor, which allows low-speed pure-electric operation (thanks to the lithium-ion battery pack nestled in the chassis). Honda claims a total system output of 427kW and 646Nm. Enticing, right? But those aren't the only big numbers that will likely be associated with the new NSX. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice at a media event this week that the local price of the new Honda NSX which is priced from US$156,000 in the US and 130,000 in the UK hasn't been confirmed yet. But he said the new model will be positioned at the very premium end and it will be very premium. When asked if he had locked down a price for the NSX yet, Collins said no. I would expect that in the next month or so we will be in a position to get pretty close to finalising the NSX price. We already know that the price has been announced in the US and in Europe, he said, indicating the new model would be similarly positioned here. Converted, the price is roughly $207,000 before you consider our small market and the cash-grabbing Luxury Car Tax. Were getting close, he said.Weve already announced the five dealers that will be selling the car. That will start the pre-order process, Collins said.At this stage we've asked dealers not to take orders, but I am aware of a number of dealers who are holding some orders. How many? Im not sure. But that will start the formal pre-sale process. I expect we will have the cars literally on the ground, in showrooms, delivering them to customers by November.The NSX will be followed by the tenth-generation Honda Civic Type R a hot hatch with proper credentials, according to Collins, and one that will be positioned at a far more attainable level. Our goal will be to make the Type R very good value for money. I dont know how much volume we will do, but I think it will be an absolute leader in the hot-hatch segment, he said.Collins gave little away about other sporty models from the brand presumably because theres not much to add, despite fellow Japanese brands nailing the affordable sports car brief: think about the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ and WRX, and Mazda MX-5. Would we like more sporty cars and more sports cars in our range? Absolutely. And if there are more sports cars available to us, then we would put up our hand for those, he said. But I believe that in the medium term, NSX and Type R will start to really deliver that sportiness back to our brand, Collins said.Note: US market Acura NSX seen in these images for illustration purposes only. See more on CarAdvice
  10. Thermal, Calif. Im a full 12 laps into my time behind the wheel of the 2017 Honda NSX when the realisation strikes me: I need to figure out a new driving style in order to make the most of this all-new hybrid supercar. But once the chequered flag flew to close out the final four-lap session, my track time with the car, at the Thermal Club in a blistering hot California, had come to an end. This is the kind of thing that can happen when testing a supercar that is loaded to the gills with technology, much of it focused on making the driving experience rewarding for the seasoned professional and manageable for the rank amateur all at the same time. Allow me to explain. The engineers at the Honda Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, did not, in their own words, set out to create a track monster. Their target was to develop the spiritual successor to the original NSX, produced from 1990-2005, which featured strong engine performance, telepathic handling and solid reliability. That car proved to be so good, it raised the bar for more familiar supercar builders such as Ferrari. This time around, even though track performance was supposedly not their intended goal, the Honda engineers targeted the Ferrari 458, one of the best supercars ever built and a car that is easy to drive at high speeds on a closed circuit. Compared to the Italians, they took a completely different approach to generating performance, but they wanted to capture that essential easygoing nature and theyve succeeded. Despite the fact that the Honda NSX features a hybrid powertrain and a torque-vectoring AWD system, it also feels like a well-balanced and proper supercar. But there are some quirks. The hybrid powertrain sees a mid-mounted 3.5-litre petrol V6 linked to a pair of electric motors at the front, each one responsible for guiding one of the front wheels. Behind that V6, there is another electric motor, a direct drive unit that connects to the 9-speed dual-clutch automatic. (In case you havent noticed by now, the Honda NSX is a technologically sophisticated machine.) Total system powerrolls in at 427kW, which is available from 6500rpm right up to the cars 7500rpm redline. The torque, all 550Nm of it, comes in at a credible 2000 rpm. The NSX has an automatic launch control system no special buttons to push, just press both the brake and the accelerator to the floor, wait for a signal to appear in the instrument panel, and release the brake. With all four wheels churning and the transmission left in automatic, the Honda rockets off the line with so little drama, it almost doesnt feel all that quick. Yet it certainly is quick: The sprint from 0-100km/h takes three seconds flat. The NSX then goes on to record a top speed of 307km/h. Not too shabby. While the electric motors and all-wheel drive system help to propel this supercar down a straight, they also give the NSX some interesting cornering capabilities. If youre like me, youve no doubt experienced the tendency for all-wheel drive supercars to understeer when a corner is taken too quickly or you try to get on the throttle too soon while in said corner. This can make for an excruciating track experience as youre forced to either tiptoe through corners or toss it in sideways from the start and hope for the best. The NSX also understeers in these circumstances and then it doesnt. The torque-vectoring capability of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system over-accelerates the outside wheels to help bend the car around corners. At the same time, the two electric motors at the front are pulling the car forward. So the NSX understeers in certain situations and then corrects itself automatically; this is the revelation that required me to consider a new driving style. While the acceleration and the handling of the NSX are both commendable, they pale in comparison to the regenerative braking system, which is flat-out brilliant. Many of these regenerative systems suffer from inconsistent pedal feel or simply not enough stopping power. The NSX is the exception that proves the rule; the brake-by-wire system creates a remarkably consistent feel and the optional carbon ceramic brake package delivers the stopping power expected of a supercar. The transmission is also stellar. In automatic mode, it unfailingly selected the proper gear at the proper time, never once entering or exiting a corner in too high or too low a gear. At no time did I believe I was shifting as well in manual mode as the machine could shift on its own. This was another eye-opener. On the open road, there was the opportunity to sample the cars other three, non-race drive modes and to establish its credentials as the proverbial everyday supercar. The NSX did not disappoint here either. The chassis, a mixed-material creation made of aluminum, steel and carbon fibre, is resolutely rigid either two or three times as much as its closest competitor, according to the engineers at Honda. This has enabled the adaptive suspension system to provide a supple and controlled ride on bumpier roads, as well as a stiffer set-up for track duty. I wouldnt describe the NSX suspension system as being quite as wide-ranging as that of the McLaren 650S the standard-bearer, in my mind but its not far off the mark either. In quiet mode, the most docile of them all, two of the four exhaust pipes shut down and the car can travel at speeds of up to 80km/h on electric power alone. While this all-electric commuting does not last for long (less than 4 km, in fact), this mode does help give the NSX truly remarkable fuel efficiency. (Automatic start/stop is also part of the picture.) With all the settings at their most relaxed, the Honda NSX almost becomes a completely workable everyday commuter. Of course, theres not much space for your gear in the two-seater cabin. The boot is not large, either, and its positioned perilously close to engine bay. (Pro tip: Dont leave any packs of gum back there.) But the seats are nicely contoured and supportive, the driving position feels slightly elevated and visibility forward is very good. The way in which leather, metal and carbon fibre have been incorporated shows creativity. The squared-off steering wheel is a nice touch. But owners of far less expensive Honda vehicles will recognize the navigation system screen and some of the controls. (To be fair, the first Audi R8 featured switchgear borrowed from an A3 and some Ferrari vehicles have used Chrysler navigation systems.) While the 2017 Honda NSX cant lay claim to the same performance levels of the hybrid hypercar trio from Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche, its important to remember that it will cost far less. For a closer comparison, one might consider the BMW i8, a similarly exotic hybrid that offers nowhere near the outright performance of the NSX. Without question, the latest NSX is a credible supercar that is loaded to the teeth with technology. Its not much like the original in execution, but its definitely similar in terms of intent. More importantly, its a car that stays true to Hondas roots in racing even if they dont consider it a track monster. See many more pics on CarAdvice
  11. Work has begun on a prototype that could become a new mid-engined successor to the Subaru BRZ, according to a report out of the US this week. The prototype, said to be a response to dealers looking for something special, would be worlds away from Subarus familiar image. But, then, talk of the BRZ was once viewed in a similar light. (And then theres the SVX) American website Car & Driver reports that inside sources have spoken of a project that combines a version of the current BRZ coupe with a petrol-electric hybrid system for a performance-focused all-wheel-drive application. That hybrid system is said to be based on the next-generation all-wheel-drive system that featured in the 2014 Viziv 2 SUV concept, which sees the front wheels driven by a 1.6-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder petrol boxer engine and an electric motor, while the rear wheels get one electric motor each. For this new mid-engined prototype, however, Subarus engineers are understood to have essentially flipped that design, moving the petrol engine backwards and the two wheel-turning electric motors to the front. Above and top: Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Interestingly, Car & Driver reports that its inside connection said Subaru is still deciding whether to develop the system further for a coupe application, or to instead build a small sports SUV. If the latter is the case, a return to the slightly more conventional layout used by the Viziv 2 would surely be likely. Fans will be pleased to hear, though, that the insider is reported to have added: a coupe seems more likely, though.Of course, if a production future is on the cards, the reported prototypes Frankensteined BRZ design is unlikely to form the basis of the final model. According to Car & Driver, and understandably so, the BRZ was used simply because its the only appropriate architecture readily available at this stage. If this report out of the US is to be believed, we should see camouflaged test cars hit the road in the year ahead. See more on CarAdvice