The latest Fast and the Furious movie will feature the 2013 Subaru BRZ. The rear-drive sports car made quite an impression at the Motor Trend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 2. There are reports that Subaru has given as many as five BRZs to the “Fast and the Furious 6” crew. It’s probable that at least one will get a full Fast and Furious garb, which includes a full body kit, upgraded wheels, and a lowered suspension.
The main revisions are found under the hood. Even if the stock 2013 BRZ delivers 200 hp and 151 lb-ft from a 2.0-liter I-4, a turbocharger or a supercharger would surely improve the car’s record from its tested 0-60mph acceleration time of 6.4 seconds with a six-speed manual transmission.
In addition, it’s rumored that Fast Six cars such as the BRZ may be featured together with actors like Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who started in the most recent Fast and Furious movie.
There may even be a cameo role for Jason Statham, who was seen in “The Transporter” movies driving big Audi sedans. It probably won’t only be the Subaru BRZ that would keep us interested.
In the last Fast and Furious movie last year, actor Tyrese Gibson said that he was so impressed with the Dodge Charger police vehicles that he is seriously considering a Charger as his next vehicle.
A rear-wheel drive sports car powered by the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine, it was a product of a joint project between Toyota Motor Corp. and Subaru. The project aimed to build a new sports car that boasts of excellent steering response and outstanding driving pleasure.
To endow the new BRZ with one of the lowest centers of gravity on the market, this Boxer engine was positioned lower than it would typically be in other Subaru vehicles. Along with the lightweight chassis, this low center of gravity helps make the new BRZ dynamically rewarding to handle.
This allowed Subaru to realize the concept of "Pure Handling Delight" for the new Subaru BRZ. To further optimize the known attributes of the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine -- low center of gravity, compactness and lightweight – Subaru placed the powerplant lower and closer to the center of the chassis. Thanks to having one of the lowest possible centers of gravity, the new Subaru BRZ has become a sports car that is enjoyable to drive.
The Boxer engine in the new Subaru BRZ is low-mounted on a specially designed sub-frame, which serves as an "ultra-low center of gravity package" that allows the sports car to achieve a low driving position. With 1,775 mm in width and 1,300 mm in height, the new Subaru BRZ allows for 2+2 seating as well as a trunk that could accommodate generous amounts of cargo.