Posts Tagged: Subaru

2012 List: Every car I drove this year

Continuing my douchey humblebrag list of cars I’ve driven in the past year, here is my list for 2012. Same disclaimer applies: some I drove for ten minutes, some for a week.

Up until just two-and-a-half years ago, the most powerful car I had ever driven had 315 horsepower (BMW M Coupe). Thanks to greater opportunities, and ever-soaring horsepower figures in this crazy age we live in, that number has been topped countless times in some unexpected ways. To put it in perspective, 9 out of the 11 Ford models in this list have 365hp of more. Continue reading…

Driven: 2013 Subaru BRZ

We’ve all been watching this one closely. Here’s what we know: Subaru and Toyota have teamed up to build an unprecedented, driver-focused sports car that puts lightweight and balance over horsepower. It’s about driver involvement instead of numbers, and so far it’s garnered universal praise. But for regular drivers, how can it live up to the hype?I was fortunate enough to have a chance to find out. I spent about 20 minutes with the Subaru BRZ, which sadly, was automatic, but it was enough to leave an impression. I drove it on regular, bumpy roads at street legal speeds and then did a handful of laps on the infeild road course at Texas Motor Speedway. It’s a small track, but a track nonetheless, and I had room to explore the handling behavior better than I’d be able to if I had had it for a week driving only on public roads. Continue reading…