What better way to test the abilities of a sports car than putting it on the track with a professional driver at the wheel. That’s what the good guys over at Edmunds been up to with the new Subaru BRZ. Performance figures of the BRZ are not remarkable, after all it only has 200hp. But because of its unique chassis setup and boxer engine, it sets new standards in terms of handling and driving fun.
That is the car’s winning card really. It can’t count on its looks or speed to sell.
More on the car’s chassis: Excellent maneuverability and stability of the “ultra-low center of gravity package” offers direct and sharp response to steering and enhances driver’s connection to the car. The front suspension employs struts for light-weight and high rigidity, while a double wishbone layout is adopted at the rear for better shock absorption. To gain a low front hood from the “ultra-low center of gravity package”, the front strut mount was lowered while maintaining the stroke. The tires are 215/45R17 combined with lightweight and highly rigid aluminum wheels. All models are equipped with electronic stability control to provide both driving pleasure and safety.