2013 Subaru BRZ: Sports Car Driving
March 29, 2013
This photo doesn't really depict sports car driving. Instead, it's a parking lot at a Mexican restaurant in the boondocks of Orange County (yes, such a place exists) that you tried for the first time and realized, sure, the ambience is fantastic, but the service is agonizingly slow, food mediocre and prices definitely too steep for what you get.
But I digress.
This is the point with the Subaru BRZ. You look for excuses to take it for a spin, drive it a little further than you need to, because it's such an entertaining piece. Even if that means ending up at an over-priced, underwhelming restaurant.
While big horsepower is surely big fun, the BRZ defines what sports car driving is all about: small, low and lightweight. Which, along with its perfectly tuned suspension, delivers fantastically precise steering and handling.
It makes driving a fun experience all the time. Not just when you're hammering on a back road.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 12,860 miles