All the Toyobarus at SEMA fit to print. Or, rather, post online.
We weren't particularly surprised to learn that the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ were two of the most popular cars at this year's SEMA show. But we were still a little taken aback by the sheer volume of them in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Apparently we Americans are just too cheap.
The Scion FR-S is one of the few entertaining bright spots in Toyota's dull lineup—indeed, it's one of the most entertaining cars to drive out today, especially when you consider its $25,000 price tag. But it only comes in one version—and as Porsche will happily tell you, the secret to sports car profitability is variants, variants, variants.
Call it the "Bimmota."
Like a couple who gets married to further their careers but winds up creating something remarkable out of their union, BMW and Toyota are allying together in order to build a new sports car. So...in this situation, this new sports car is Suri Cruise?
How will the Toyobaru hold up during a day in the Green Hell?
Starting on Thursday and running through Sunday, dozens of racing teams will descend on the Nürburgring with their cars for the track's annual 24 hour endurance race. In the case of Gazoo Racing, they'll be packing a strong five-car hand: one LFA and two GT 86s.
We'll probably see it in the BRZ, too.
The Subaru WRX and STI are thrillingly powerful little machines, but they're growing old. The Subaru BRZ is a brand-new piece of hardware, but it's a lttle light on underhood grunt. Luckily, both of these problems will likely be resolved soon—and they'll probably be sharing the motor you see above these words.