Video: Subaru WRX STI & BRZ Gymkhana
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and apparently the driver in these two videos has love for bread and milk on a whole other level. Or perhaps he just needed an excuse to go drifting around town on what is normally a mundane grocery run.
The two videos include some pretty sweet gymkhana-style action around dirt roads, farms, and rock quarries. Not to spoil the fun, but the story line in both videos revolved around our hotshoe friend realizing he’s out of ingredients to make his girl a tasty breakfast. As the girl slowly realizes her Subaru-owning man isn’t in bed with her, she awakens and walks into the kitchen only to find him preparing a meal with the just-snatched ingredients.
Besides implying that owning a Subaru and hooning it like Ken Block will save your romantic relationship, the videos are extremely entertaining to watch. They may not be the most professionally shot videos in the world, but the content sure makes up for quality.
Subaru BRZ Gymkhana video after the jump and for info on the cars.
Powered by a 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder with a turbo hanging off its side.
All new for 2015, the WRX STI comes with big improvements in the structure, suspension, steering, and styling. Powered by a 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder with a turbo hanging off its side. It’s good for a stout 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque that’s sent to all four wheels through a unique-to-STI six-speed manual transmission.
Though the WRX STI is basically all new, the drivetrain sadly isn’t. It carries over the exact same engine and its outputs. Sure, 305 ponies are nice, but there is certainly disappointment over Subaru not advancing the powerplant for the fourth generation.
Pricing for the 2015 WRX STI starts at $35,290, including destination. Max out all the options on the top-line Limited model, and you’re looking at $40,000.
While Subaru says the BRZ will continue into a second generation, we’ve seen no news on any power increases for either generation of car.
What it lacks in rally cred, the BRZ makes up for in style with its long hood, arching fenders, and low roof line. The small rear-wheel-drive 2+2 coupe comes powered by a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder making a scant 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The power is controlled via either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
Though the BRZ and its Toyota cousin, the Scion FR-S, were initially met with high praises for their balanced chassis and great handling, they have quickly become old news thanks to the lack of power. While Subaru says the BRZ will continue into a second generation, we’ve seen no news on any power increases for either generation of car. Hopefully that will change.
Pricing for the BRZ starts at $26,490, including destination. Check on the boxes on the order form, and you’ve got a $30,285 car – and that’s not bad.