2013 Subaru BRZ: MotoGP Road Trip, The Wrong Seat
August 13, 2013
The 2013 Subaru BRZ is a driver's car. So fittingly, I find myself in the passenger seat. As Mark mentioned, we're on our way up to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to drown in the glory that is MotoGP. Mark is driving, which gives me some time to look around for that perfect spot on the Central California coast to build my winery.
It also gives me time to think.
Stuff like, "Why does Mark's iPod have so many songs by Kenny Loggins?"
"Another Roger Waters song?"
"Enya? C'mon Mark."
And, "My butt hurts."
As annoying as the first three thoughts were, it's the last one that really, really bothered me. You see, as a photographer I'm used to riding shotgun. The BRZ, however, is the only car in four to five years, or well over 200 cars, that became a really uncomfortable place to sit.
I've driven the BRZ, and the FR-S, and I've never found a fault with the driver's seat. I'll chalk the discomfort up to the slight difference in seating position one adopts when they're not pushing pedals and the general flatness of the seat cushion. Neither of these things would ever bother the driver though, and now, for more than one reason, the driver's seat is the best seat in the BRZ.
Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 19,150 miles