This is the fifth installment of the TFLcar Track Week video review series. Track Week is where we take every day cars and put them through their paces at the High Plains Raceway in Colorado. TFLcar team attended the annual RMDE event put on by the RMAP association, and Roman wanted to see how these cars compare to each other on the race track. So, we mounted the cameras and the SoloDL GPS data recorder, and Roman went out in search of the best lap times.
Today we have the 2013 Subaru BRZ. This will come as no surprise to you – the BRZ is very good on the race track. This is a car that will forgive most driver mistakes and will build your confidence and skills over time. It does not have a lot of power at a mile above sea level with naturally aspirated 2.0-liter boxer rated at 200 hp. And perhaps this is a good thing for a driver who is learning a new race track or learning to race. The low center of gravity, the great chassis, and precise steering make the BRZ a pleasure at the track. It also sounds very good when you get above 6,000 rpm or so.
The 2013 Subaru BRZ was the 6th fastest around the track. This was our fastest car with 200 horsepower or less.
See more TFLcar reviews of the 2013 Subaru BRZ.
Please enjoy this race track video review, and come back again to see the rest of the top ten. Tomorrow’s Track Week car is the beastly 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.
Track Week Top Ten:
10. 2014 Nissan Juke NISMO – 1:14.66
9. 2014 Mazda Mazda6 2.5 AT – 1:14.14
8. 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio – 1:13.79
7. 2013 Honda Accord Sport AT – 1:12.28
6. 2013 Subaru BRZ – 1:12.24
5. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT – 1:09.79
4. 2013 Ford Focus ST – 1:08.89
3. 2013 Audi S5 – 1:07.13
2. 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE – 1:04.06
1. 2014 Nissan GT-R Premium – 1:02.45
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.