2013 Subaru BRZ: A Sporty Outlook
October 22, 2012
The view over the hood can often hint at (or loudly proclaim) a car's personality. A visual cue that lets you know, even if you're slogging through traffic, that your ride has some personality and performance. It could be a hood scoop (or scoops) that does it, such as the shaker on a second-generation Trans Am or the twin nostrils atop the hood of my '98 Mustang Cobra. Also effective are humps over the front wheels, as if the car's taut, athletic body simply wraps over them. It's a design cue I happen to dig that's seen rather exaggerated (but still cool) on a C3 Corvette, less so on an old Opel GT and as subtle but still effective blisters on the BRZ.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor