It's Photogenic - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: It's Photogenic

June 21, 2013

2013 Subaru BRZ

A few weeks ago, Automotive Editor James Riswick noted that our long-term Subaru BRZ was an "Attention Getter" and hypothesized that it is the coolest car currently available for under $30,000. I agree, partly because it's a rear-wheel-drive sports car that you can get sideways just by breathing on it, but also because looks so damn good.

2013 Subaru BRZ

The hunched wheel arches, subtle but strong character lines, pointed nose, sloping roof line and the stylized rear wing all make the BRZ stand out in a crowd. Classy touches like wheels with a polished face, LED taillights and DRLs give it a sophisticated look that isn't common in its price range.

Stopping for photos in the BRZ isn't an interruption or a chore. It's a feast for the eyes.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor


Comments

  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    There's a dark blue on either the Scion or Subaru (or maybe both) that is absolutely stunning... one of those colors that's so good it could make even an Aztec look halfway decent.

  • gloss gloss Posts:

    It's Ultramarine on the Scion and Galaxy Blue Silica on the Subaru.

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    I believe this design will age well. I was hoping for something truly beautiful, and it may yet evolve, but I never really tire of looking at it, either.

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    Really? I certainly think both the FR-S and BRZ aren't offensive, by any stretch but neither look "so damn good". But for the money, they're damned near impossible to beat if you're buying new. They just drive so bloody well.

  • tlangness tlangness Posts:

    @zcalvert - I'm a big fan of that blue. Especially with the proper gold BBS wheels on it.

  • DLu DLu Posts:

    It's quite low to the ground, so that makes it appear extra-special. Every time my wife sees one, she always gets excited for a brief moment, then sees the non-exquisite details and gets disappointed

  • DLu DLu Posts:

    It's quite low to the ground, so that makes it appear extra-special. Every time my wife sees one, she always gets excited for a brief moment, then sees the non-exquisite details and gets disappointed

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