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Old 08-23-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default Subaru BRZ Is the new Subieyota

I'm sure this will get posted in general too ...

http://jalopnik.com/5833452/subaru-b...-new-subieyota
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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BRZ sounds more like a Honda model to me more than a Subie model. Thanks for posting that up. I was just checking to see it was posted yet.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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Agreed ... not the greatest name

Is it pronounced "Breeze" or "Burrz" ??
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:55 AM   #4
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Neat! Zenith?

While I'm not a fan of the names of cars being letters, I do like it when they actually symbolize something!
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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So just call it the zenith
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #6
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I'll bereize it when I seez it
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:03 AM   #7
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Can we get a different name in the US that doesn't advocate drinking and driving? :alien

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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^…What?
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:05 AM   #9
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Looks and sounds like something for Scion crowd, Bros.
I can just see the "Lids" now.
I guess they didn't learn from that tacky "brotherhood of STI" ad campaign.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:08 AM   #10
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So just call it the zenith
As in...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/3873092585/

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:14 AM   #11
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How appropriate!
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:17 AM   #12
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I can't be the only one that thought of this:

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:17 AM   #13
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Can we get a different name in the US that does't advocate drinking and driving?
Beerz?? Is that what you're getting at??
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:20 AM   #14
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Beerz?? Is that what you're getting at??
What...? No?
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:45 AM   #15
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screencaps from the teaser site.



Only thing that stands out to me is that the oil filter is on top, so I guess it is probably FB based after all
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #16
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BRZ's the abbreviation for "bronze"... third place it is.

"Zenith" is dumb anyway, IMHO. It means it's all downhill from here.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:05 PM   #17
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Makes me think of Brazil

On the other hand, I wonder if Honda will file a lawsuit claiming it's too close to the CR-Z, especially since Subaru probably chose that name to one-up them.

Anyways, count me excited about the RWD coupe. Car companies need to deliver quality products and profit to their shareholders, and I'm confident the BRZ will be successful.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:21 PM   #18
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When do we get to wildly and violently speculate why it's a "prologue"?
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:26 PM   #19
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On the other hand, I wonder if Honda will file a lawsuit claiming it's too close to the CR-Z, especially since Subaru probably chose that name to one-up them.
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Hm... The CR-Z is only rated 31/37 with a manual. Wouldn't it be interesting if the BRZ actually got better mileage than the CRZ... the FB gets 40mpg in the impreza with AWD, why shouldn't it get close to that in a lighter car with RWD and DI?

Maybe there is more to this name than we thought.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:33 PM   #20
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Hm... The CR-Z is only rated 31/37 with a manual. Wouldn't it be interesting if the BRZ actually got better mileage than the CRZ... the FB gets 40mpg in the impreza with AWD, why shouldn't it get close to that in a lighter car with RWD and DI?

Maybe there is more to this name than we thought.
FB gets 37/27 with CVT. 33/25 with manual in Impreza.
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Any guesses on how difficult it would be to add a turbo to one of these?
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:39 PM   #22
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Hm... The CR-Z is only rated 31/37 with a manual. Wouldn't it be interesting if the BRZ actually got better mileage than the CRZ... the FB gets 40mpg in the impreza with AWD, why shouldn't it get close to that in a lighter car with RWD and DI?

Maybe there is more to this name than we thought.
It sounded fishy too how Subaru was trying to put so much emphasis on the rather Engrish sounding name of "Boxer RWD Zenith" which is probably their out if Honda challenges them in court. There's enough parallels with WRX in BRZ for them to have an out that the name wasn't purely to make fun of Honda.

Honda's IMA system stinks in anything that's not a Civic. What an insult if Subaru's BRZ was faster, handled better and got better mileage
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:42 PM   #23
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Any guesses on how difficult it would be to add a turbo to one of these?
There's a wonderful "How to do it" thread for you right here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2190817
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:44 PM   #24
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That's just a troll thread no info on modding though. I figure most people will just do intake, exhaust, chip and tune similar to a 370z.
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Any guesses on how difficult it would be to add a turbo to one of these?
How fat's your wallet? How handy are you with a welder? How crafty are you with math? How easily can you convince your wife that violating your brand new toy car's warranty is a good idea?

Kind of the same answer for every other car, really.
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