Tag: Subaru BRZ
Previously a Subaru BRZ was used to set the record for the tightest 360 degree spin. Now that record has been dashed by, you guessed it, another Subaru BRZ. Professional driver Alastair Moffat was behind the wheel of the vehicle when he crushed the old record and hit the pages of Guinness World Records.
In order to set the record Alastair Moffat drove the stunt car in a narrow lane of cars and performed the spin there. The space used to complete the spin was just 2.25 meters. That distance is notable because the previous record was for 2.5 meters and that was set in 2014 using a Subaru BRZ as well.
Moffat’s behind some parallel parking records as well and clearly understands how to drive with precision. It’s thought provoking that such a skilled driver chose the Subaru BRZ to use to beat the record out of all the vehicles out there.
Why the Subaru?
According to Moffat the Subaru BRZ is the ideal vehicle to use to break such a record. It’s lightweight and highly maneuverable. It’s also easy to control making it a good solution for tight cornering and other difficult maneuvers.
The car was used stock, but two slight modifications were made. The first was turning off the vehicle’s traction control and the second was shutting off the ABS system. Without these two changes the vehicle would not have performed the spin willingly and the record could not have been broken.
It’s clear from the record that the Subaru BRZ is a fun car to drive around. If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s responsive and designed for sharp turns, windy roads and exciting driving situations the BRZ could be the vehicle for you. It’s not too expensive to purchase and you get a lot of value for that purchase.
For the sixth year in a row, LAcarGUY was the title sponsor of Manhattan Beach’s World Famous Pumpkin Race on October 27th. For the second year in a row Mike Sullivan was the MC of the event, and entertained the crowd for the finals.
This year every LAcarGUY store created a race pumpkin and participated in the event, along with hundreds of others.
Pacific Porsche had their Cayman S race car and Subaru Pacific had their BRZ race car on display all done up in a custom designed LAcarGUY wrap! LAcarGUY also manned the “VALET” area where all the racers registered and the winners were displayed!
Rather than give you a blow by blow of the events we created a video, so you can enjoy this great event! We can’t wait till next years Pumpkin Race as every year it gets bigger and better!
“It’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru” is more than just an advertising tagline – it’s a philosophy for the Japanese car company. And over at Fortune Magazine, the staff chose to delve in, research and determine what exactly it is that makes a Subaru, a Subaru.
After nearly 45 years in the U.S. market, Subaru of America is currently celebrating a number of achievements. Most notably, Subaru became the only manufacturer with an entire product line of vehicles awarded “top safety picks” by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
Safety has often been a hallmark of Subaru, and until the introduction of the BRZ sports coupe it was almost common knowledge that every Subaru came standard with the security and safety of all-wheel-drive. Today all-wheel-drive continues to come standard on all Subaru Legacy, Impreza, Forester, Outback and XV Crosstrek models. The BRZ forgoes this system in order to appeal to enthusiasts who prefer that power be sent exclusively to the rear wheels.
Subaru’s achievements have not gone unnoticed by the press, and as Fortune Magazine points out “Consumer Reports rates Subaru above Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and every other manufacturer in performance, comfort, utility, and reliability, and says the company makes the best cars in America. ALG (formerly Automotive Lease Guide), the industry’s arbiter of residual value and used-car prices, named Subaru the leader in retained value among mainstream brands.”
Even more importantly, consumer demand for Subaru vehicles continues to increase. While Fortune Magazine notes that, “By itself, the Toyota Camry outsells the entire Subaru lineup,” the magazine also points out that “Subaru is currently running with a 45-day supply, compared with the 65 days that are considered optimal in the auto industry.”
Such a short supply can be attributed to both continued growth by the company within the automotive industry, as well as an intelligent business strategy by corporate bigwigs within Subaru of America.
One part of this strategy is for the automaker to increase U.S. sales to 350,000 units per year by 2016; a goal that seems attainable for the company given the success of the redesigned Subaru Impreza. As Fortune Magazine states: “Sales [of the new Impreza] have doubled from a year ago, and dealers have less than a two-week supply.”
Subaru has come a long way since it first came to the U.S. in 1968 and sold the diminutive 360 microcar. Yet, along the way the company has kept to a core philosphy of selling cars that were quirky, fuel efficient, reliable and fun. Though the company is continuing to expand, Subaru’s relatively dimunitive marketshare of only slightly more than 2% of the automotive market means that the company hasn’t let global domination take over its corporate values.
Subaru isn’t trying to become the next General Motors or Toyota (though Toyota does own 16.5% of Subaru’s parent company Fuji Heavy Industries). Rather than putting sales first Subaru is instead putting the customer first. This philosophy is in many ways what makes a Subaru, a Subaru. To read even more about what makes a Subaru, a Subaru, and to learn more about the company’s history visit fortunemagazine.com.
There are many reasons that the newest brand and store in the LAcarGUY family is Subaru. The companies focus on the environment, the outdoor lifestyle, and giving back to the community all sync up with LAcarGUY’s values. On top of this Subaru is one of the fastest growing brands in the United States. During the downturn in the economy, and the terrible tsunami that devastated Japan, Subaru’s sales continued to grow, even as others fell off.
Subaru is like that band you’ve loved for so many years and you are baffled as to why they aren’t on everyones radar, they ARE that overnight success 30 years in the making! A combination of durability, dependability and value, along with a fresh new lineup of vehicles are just some of the reasons more and more people are discovering Subaru for the first time.
With September’s sales numbers just in Subaru’s sales year to date are up 25% over 201, year to date, and compared to September 2011, September 2012 saw a 32% increase in sales!
As we said, with newly refreshed models like the Outback, Legacy and Impreza, and the new XV Crosstrek just arriving in our showroom, and of course the highly acclaimed BRZ, it’s easy to see, with the strongest lineup in Subaru’s history, why more and more people are discovering the brand for the first time.
So many other manufactures now tout the availability of all wheel drive, like it’s something that was never available for vehicles other than trucks and large SUV’s, it is something Subaru has been offering across the product line for well over 20+ years! These years of experience are why Subaru has the most refined all wheel drive system in the industry.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience Subaru, we encourage you to come in for a test drive and see for yourself why your next car should be a Subaru, from Subaru Pacific!
Earlier this month, LAcarGUY proudly sponsored the 4th Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event that featured a diverse selection of LA’s best restaurants, hand picked by Pulitzer Prize winning food critic, Jonathan Gold.
The event was held at the Peterson Auto Museum, and as he is known for his unprecedented taste and appreciation of the varied and diverse cuisines in the area, Jonathan brought together some of his favorites. And the reviews are in! From the Huffington Post to LA Mag to local blogs like Chowhound, they all agree that the Gold Standard is the best food event in LA! On the hottest day of the year so far, 2000 attendees ate and drank their way through the best that LA has to offer.
LAcarGUY featured 4 cars at event: the revolutionary Fisker Karma, the exiting Subaru BRZ, the stunning 2013 Lexus GS 350, and the latest chapter in Porsche’s legendary Sports Car icon, the 2012 Porsche 911.
Check out the video below for a glimpse into the event and mark it on your calendar for next year to make sure you are a part of it!
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Subaru Pacific recently hosted a preview event for the all new BRZ. The BRZ is the first rear wheel drive car from Subaru, and one which is designed from the start to be an enthusiasts sports car. While the BRZ won’t be available for sale for a few weeks, Subaru Pacific gave enthusiasts a chance to get an advanced look at the car, sit behind the wheel, and hang out with other Subaru enthusiasts.
More than just the BRZ, we had a DJ spinning, an ice cream station for the kids, and we raffled off an iZip electric bike!
Have a look at our Flickr page for all the photos from the event, and some of the videos from the event as well. Make sure you are following us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to make sure you know when the BRZ is ready for delivery!
The production version of its all-new, rear-wheel drive 2013 Subaru BRZ sports car will make its United States debut at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall in Detroit on January 9th. The BRZ will add a new product line to the hot Subaru brand, which announced its fourth consecutive year of sales growth and a new all-time vehicle sales record for 2011.
The 2013 BRZ, which arrives in Subaru dealerships in late spring, was designed with one goal in mind—exceptional handling. To reach that goal, Subaru engineers developed a chassis that would deliver the lowest center of gravity (CoG) possible utilizing the excellent packaging of the brand’s Boxer engine design.
An all-new naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, 200-horsepower horizontally opposed (Boxer) engine was created. The new FA engine was developed to be more compact so that it could be placed lower and farther back in the chassis. To achieve the low CoG, a rear-drive layout was deemed necessary so the engine could be mounted as low as possible in the chassis. The engine placement allows for low polar moment and near-perfect balance for pure sports car handling.
With a low vehicle weight of just over 2,700 lbs., the direct injected 2.0-liter provides quick acceleration as it revs to its 7,400 RPM redline. The Subaru BRZ is available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
With a height of just 50.6 inches, swept-back roofline, bulging front fenders, short overhangs and pronounced rear haunches give the sleekly styled BRZ a lean, athletic stance. The Subaru BRZ will offer everyday comfort and practicality with 2+2 seating and expandable trunk space, along with the brand’s renowned safety and quality.