The formula remains unchanged for the redesigned Subaru BRZ: It’s a small, nimble rear-drive coupe, powered by a flat-four boxer engine that is best defined by its handling chops. The interior is intimate, with a nominal back seat whose best purpose is to hold a helmet on the way to an autocross event.
At a time when the average new car now costs about $45,000, the BRZ shines as a relatively low-cost vehicle. Sure, it doesn’t boast big turbocharged horsepower figures or blazing-quick acceleration. But it has true sports-car agility and smile-inducing looks. Pricing starts at $27,995 and goes to $32,295, with a $960 destination fee added for most states. For that money, enthusiasts will find the bang-for-the-buck quotient to be off the chart.