Cars Coming Soon: Toyota FT-86, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ

Scion FR-S concept

Scion FR-S Concept

Toyota is like an old man.

“Stodgy” might be a good word to describe the company’s driving dynamics lately. Yes, its rock-solid reliability reputation seems to be intact, but there’s not a lot of spunk left in the ol’ company. Its cars have gained weight. They don’t move very fast. There may be some bloat in certain places.

So what should an aging company do to reignite the feeling of youth?

Grab a bottle of wine, play some Jay Sean music and seduce a young, fun partner. That’s what Toyota did, essentially, with Subaru, and the result of the long courtship between the two is the Toyota FT-86/Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S triplets.

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Frankfurt Auto Show Promises Exciting Future

Fisker Karma

Few auto shows get my pistons pumping like the affair in Frankfurt.

One of the top international car events, automakers use the Frankfurt International Motor Show to show off their radical concepts and introduce their most exciting new models meant to usher in new eras and create new generations of auto enthusiasts.

This year’s show, which opens to the public on Sept. 15, will be a fantasyland for anyone who’s been watching and waiting for the next big thing in the auto industry. New sports coupes from Kia and Toyota, electric supercars from unknown makers trying to break through, and, of course, wild and crazy experiments from everyone in between.

Let the good times roll!

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