2013 Subaru BRZ: But Dad, It is a Subaru.
August 07, 2012
The new BRZ isn't Subaru's first sports car. How could you forget the mighty XT they had in the mid-'80s? Turbocharged! All-Wheel Drive! Fighter cockpit-style controls! Flip-up headlights! Ok, maybe dynamically it wasn't exactly an RX-7's rival. And it wasn't a lean, elemental sports machine like today's BRZ, but it was cool in its own way.
Over a quarter century after Subaru aired this commercial, its theme is still relevant. I can envision a modern dad expecting his kid to come home with an Impreza or Forester, only to see junior roll up in some sleek sports car that can't possibly be a Subaru.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor