2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: Wingin' it

August 03, 2012


Rear wings. Decklid spoilers. I've never been a fan of them. Sure, some cars might look a little better with one (1995 Mustangs), but the thought of tacking on something that generally has no performance enhancing qualities bugs me.

In some cases, those wings are actually detrimental to performance, causing drag without any appreciable downforce.

As far as wings go, the BRZ's isn't all that bad. In the absence of an actual rear undertray diffuser, tough, I doubt the wing does anything. I prefer the FR-S' cleaner lines. That little flip up on the trailing edge also reminds me of a 550/575 Maranello (but only very slightly). I'm really more thankful that Subaru didn't put some ridiculous STi-type monstrosity on top of the trunk. But you know some yahoo will put one on there someday. Ugh.

What do you think? Wings, or no?

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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