Subaru BRZ Declares War with 2013 Ford Mustang V6
Latest news in the auto industry is all about the Subaru’s all-new BRZ, which declared war on the American pony car, the 2013 Ford Mustang in V6 trim. The two sports coupes are similar in many aspects that starts with their price and end with their front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. In the U.S., the price of the Mustang V6 starts at $22,995 with the model tested by MT in this comparo priced at $30,830 while the pricing for BRZ starts at $25,495 with MT’s tester priced at $28,245.
A modified version of an old formula, the 2013 Ford Mustang combines a solid rear axle with a modern 3.7-liter V6 producing 305hp at 6,500rpm and 280 lb-ft (380Nm). Ford’s pony car tips the scales at 3,511 pounds (1,593kg).
Designed jointly by Toyota and Subaru, the BRZ has been developed from a fresh sheet of paper mainly targeted at producing a contemporary and reasonably priced, nimble sports car exclusively for the masses. The vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter flat-four with direct-injection making 200hp at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 151 lb.-ft. (205Nm) at 6,400 rpm. This sports coupe has a curb weight of 2,747 lbs (1,246kg).