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March 26, 2012
 

Test Drive: Can Subaru BRZ Deliver Fun Without Big Horsepower?

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Written by: Goran Has
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Test Drive: Can Subaru BRZ Deliver Fun Without Big Horsepower?

Longtime sports car fans know that having fun behind the wheel doesn’t require a big engine pumping out 500 horsepower. Why else would cars like the Mazda Miata, Volkswagen GTI and Honda Civic Si have so many devotees? Earlier sports cars from the MG TD to the Fiat X1/9 were more about light weight and sharp handing than all-out speed.

Now is picking up on that tradition with the , a two-seat coupe with a 200-hoprsepower four-cylinder engine powering the rear . Small cars with rear-wheel drive are extremely rare in today’s car market, especially if you are looking for an affordable one.

Indeed the BRZ and its sister car, the built in a joint venture with , are among a stingy handful of affordable rear-drive sporty coupes on the market.

The Wall Street Journal’s Dan Neil reviews the Subaru and looks at the downsides of brute power and merits of feeling fast over being fast.

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