I have a little over 400 miles on my new 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited model car. I have to say, this thing is a blast to drive, a lot like my previous 2013 Scion FRS! I got out into the foothills of Colorado for some scenic drives and captured some video along with my impressions and comparisons of the car versus my old FRS. Lots of new things in the 2017 Subaru BRZ, but also a lot is the same.
Today I will be showcasing a review of my brand new 2017 Subaru BRZ! That’s right, my 2013 Scion FRS has been traded in for this beautiful world rally blue pearl BRZ. The 2017 BRZ is the updated model of the BRZ/FRS (now Toyota 86) twins, with new exterior styling, new LED lights, backup camera, and steering wheel controls. In addition, the car also gains 5 horsepower and 5 ft.lbs of torque, and revised gearing for quicker acceleration. This 2017 Subaru BRZ review is the first of many in my new Project BRZ YouTube series! Enjoy!
Well, the autocross Solo Nationals out in Lincoln, NE did not exactly go as planned this year for Project FRS 🙁 With grip problems on day 1, we really got ourselves in a bad whole for the 2nd day of competition. Once the car was working good however, we were right up there. Sadly, the 2016 SCCA Solo National Championship came to an end with not much to brag about. Next year!
Well, my first visit to the famed Lincoln airpark in my 2013 Scion FRS was a success! This year I competed in both the SCCA ProSolo event as well as the Championship Tour event. The ProSolo was a blast and a totally new experience for me because of the different format I am not used to, but the Championship Tour was the standard 6 runs over 2 days event that I am used to. Check out both videos below to see how things went!
Ever wondered what the different was between the Sparco seat mount kit and the Buddy Club seat mount kit for a Scion FRS or Subaru BRZ? Well look no further! 🙂 I have both, and did a quick comparison of the two including the weight difference, which is a big deal when setting up your FRS or BRZ for the SCCA STX autocross class.
The first summer season autocross is in the bag for my Project FRS car. This event was with the local BMWCCA and it went pretty well! Looking forward to more seat time in my 2013 Scion FRS and getting quicker as the season moves along.
Here we go with the latest upgrade to my 2013 Scion FRS! Project FRS gets a Sparco EVO race seat and I go over the installation process to get your seat installed properly. For the hardware, I used a Sparco base mount, Sparco side mounts, and a Sparco seat slider. Bolting things together can be can of a pain but this howto video should get you on the right track. I also go over the weight savings between the stock Scion FRS seats versus the Sparco seat and mount setup. Enjoy!
Pikes Peak International Raceway was the site for our last winter series autocross event this year. Project FRS is working good already and I am excited for the summer championship season to start!
The time has come for the first shakedown event for my 2013 Scion FRS! It was not the smoothest event ever but we made it through and got a good feel for the car.