Comments - GM Planning BRZ/FR-S Fighter

Published: Jan 21, 2013
Description: It's no secret the Toyabaru triplets have been true game changers in the affordable sports car segment and aside from the Mazda MX-5 Miata, they currently have no other direct competitor. However...
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Duncan Gibson Jan 24, 2013
If they do make a car like this, it should be a throwback to the Pontiac can am or GTO
David Parenti Jan 23, 2013
Yes, but Colby said 2 seats.
William Downs Jan 22, 2013
A sports coupe can have a back seat, your thinking of a roadster
Logan Bartnick Jan 22, 2013
Isn't the Hyundai Genesis Coupe a competitor in this group. It may have a back seat, but it still has comparable driving dynamics, power, and price.
David Parenti Jan 22, 2013
@jimmy, Colby said "2 seater sports coupe". The mustang has a backseat.
Jimmy Case Jan 22, 2013
That seems strangely reminiscent of another car ford offers.....
Colby Church Jan 22, 2013
If ford had a Front engines, RWD, 2 seater sports coupe that's lightweight, has a nice design and a powerful engine, and an affordable price range. That would get Ford major spotlight if they made a halo car to compete with Corvette and Viper.
Colby Church Jan 22, 2013
No, what Ford would do if they were smart is bring back the Ford Thunderbird, drop a V8 in there, make it a Corvette competitor like it was in the 50's.
David Justice Jan 21, 2013
Totally agree. We need another mid engined monster from Ford!
Paul Dickey Jan 21, 2013
How so?
Shaniqua Latisha Jan 21, 2013
Paul you obviously know nothing of the car industry
David Parenti Jan 21, 2013
@ Wyatt... The Eleanor Mustang was a movie car. Saying ford should bring back the Eleanor Mustang is like saying Dodge should bring back the General Lee.
Marcus Espineta Jan 21, 2013
Nissan canceled the 240 in 2008 now they are looking at a fwd mini z
Marcus Espineta Jan 21, 2013
Hideous!!!
Zac William Jan 21, 2013
This might be the grand national rumor
Aaron Crisp Jan 21, 2013
Anyone remember the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky? A successor to those it seems!
Kyle Rawn Jan 21, 2013
A lightweight, underpowered, handling focused machine? Sounds like a baby corvette. Anything besides that and it's gonna tank.
Wyatt Gordon Jan 21, 2013
Paul, I agree. They should bring back the Eleanor Mustang!
Patrick Schalk Jan 21, 2013
Don't worry Paul, Honda is doing the same thing.
Lou Guerrero Jan 21, 2013
Man, the FRZs put the industry on notice.
Nick Sti Jan 21, 2013
Isn't Nissan also planning a new 240sx?
Paul Dickey Jan 21, 2013
This article pisses me off. While GM is doing all this great stuff like this and the new corvette, ford is just sitting around with their thumbs up their asses.
Jimmy Case Jan 21, 2013
It wasn't supposed to be a long running model? It was a great car and offered a great tuning platform.
Henz Herrero Jan 21, 2013
The cobalt great success? Of you mean success by being discountinued already.. Then yes.. We need more cars in this segment to drive the prices down..
Victor Pitts Jan 21, 2013
The Genesis coupe!! Why is it over looked always! I love those cars, especially with good suspension they handle wonders!
Patrick Schalk Jan 21, 2013
Darryle, why would any company NOT take advantage of that market? Stop being a b-hole.
Jimmy Case Jan 21, 2013
Dang looks like we got some fanboys getting scared of big bad ole Merica! Chevys last attempt at a civic SI etc fighter was a great success. Cobalt SS.
Martin Groves Jan 21, 2013
Isn't the genesis coupe r-spec sort of a competitor to the toyobarus?
Darryle Moody Jan 21, 2013
An answer to a market question no one asked GM. If they were to build said car, they just need to think small corvette with a back seat. Even though the GM concept from two years ago was a copy of the BMW E82 1 Series.
Tracy Keiser Dron Jan 26, 2013
@john... Really? It was a joke, I know ex what u meant...:)))
John Joe Jan 22, 2013
@tracy I was just point out that this car sucks they could make it look better but they chose this boring car design
Adam Thomson Jan 22, 2013
Ford Evos?
David Jefferis Jan 22, 2013
Purleese get rid of the dreadful split grille - Chev can't even fit the bow tie on it properly. Use the Camaro style.
Jacob Burford Jan 21, 2013
Oh dear!
Thai-Chau Ha Jan 21, 2013
Look like a small SUV in this photo. $ 40/ day at car rental place.
Tracy Keiser Dron Jan 21, 2013
@john joe, you need to see a doc.... Blood in your stool means you're a few days from death my friend!!!!
John Joe Jan 21, 2013
I pooped this car out last night. Dear GM, u can do better
Ben Hislop Jan 21, 2013
Not half bad
Quinn Conner Jan 21, 2013
Looks like something from the movie cars. It's basically going to be an updated non convertiable Pontiac solstice.
Tim Preisinger Jan 21, 2013
Love ya GM... But you need to do better then this. Thank god this was only a concept from awhile back
Muhammad Faizan Babar Jan 21, 2013
This looks like something that comes out of the movie cars
Wyatt Gordon Jan 21, 2013
Thats really ugly. It looks like a Camaro's ugly cousin, with down syndrome.
Neel Katuri Jan 21, 2013
that looks nothing like a BRZ
Weston Caloyer Jan 21, 2013
Their not winning the fight with that.
Paul Trahan Jan 21, 2013
I owned an RX8 for 5 years and this looks nothing like one.
Jordan Nishida Jan 21, 2013
Ugly. FRS is better
Alex Bouckley Jan 21, 2013
Buick should bring back the GNX
Colby Church Jan 21, 2013
@Chris Someone didn't wake up on the right side of the bed. The real competitor to the FR-S will look much better than this.
Jackson Michael Jan 21, 2013
The grill look terrible on this sort of car. It looks like a camaro with a cruze frint
Nathan Lo Jan 21, 2013
Need to rip that Chevy badge off...
Patrick Schalk Jan 21, 2013
How in the hell does this look like an RX8?
Alex Bouckley Jan 21, 2013
They need the people who did the chassis work on the ATS, the engine from the Cobalt SS and you have a car that I would buy
William Downs Jan 21, 2013
I have no idea where u see Rx8, there isn't anything similar to one beside the fact its got wheels and lights
William Downs Jan 21, 2013
I know the 140s was fwd, but they should make it rwd and give it a turbo 4 or a nice peppy v6.. that was a very nice design for Chevy and shouldnt go to waste
Chris Lang Jan 21, 2013
This is awesome! GM ripping off another company(Mazda)! It looks like an RX-8 with a Bow tie. Ugly, sad and I hope it doesn't make it to production.
Mike Carbaugh Jan 21, 2013
I like the front, idk About the back
David Hicks Jan 21, 2013
Sick car design America...
Stephen Tyler Learn Jan 21, 2013
@gene the tru 140s was fwd and the code 130r was RWD.
Gene Beche Jan 21, 2013
It is RWD, read the article before commenting
Dave Rain Jan 21, 2013
The 140s was better looking. Make it RWD, and I'll buy
Drew Humphrey Jan 21, 2013
Needs a Ford badge! I know they're not GM but Ford could make a seriously good competitor
William Downs Jan 21, 2013
They shod use the try 140s concept car for this idea, this think looks ugly to me
Justin Johnson Jan 21, 2013
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Description: This should come as no surprise since GM unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Show the Chevrolet Code 130R Concept, a small rear-wheel-drive lightweight sports car that was powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged...
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Mustafa Alshekhly Jan 22, 2013
Its weak engine
Mustafa Alshekhly Jan 22, 2013
This thing with its weak has no chance in competing the Brz
Trey Reilly Jan 21, 2013
Hopefully it'll be a little detuned in order to match the segment specs so it won't take much to uncork its true potential... I.e. the vw's 2.0 tfsi motor.
Justin Routh Jan 21, 2013
Put a LS7 in there
Kyle Kloewer Jan 21, 2013
150hl isn't a brz beater
Keelynn Arnold Jan 21, 2013
Yes but give us the 2.0 turbo 4 from the cobalt ss but make it rwd
Danny Burns Jan 21, 2013
Lame. Needs more power.
Cian Mac Gearailt Jan 21, 2013
I think they should use the volt's power train with a slightly more able engine to get around 200bhp
John Joe Jan 21, 2013
What I am saying is that it is awful
John Joe Jan 21, 2013
The reason that people buy BMW M cars is because it takes the boring and adds up fun(HP) now come one Government motors set up a fun division like M and make people interested in your cars again no one wants a 150hp car that looks like I pooped out
Jermaine Beason Jan 21, 2013
Keep the 150 hp and lower the price to 16-18k for your average buyer.... Then release an SS version with beefed up performance and looks and sell that for 25-30k
Kyle Rawn Jan 21, 2013
Yea but this class isn't focused on power. It's focused on a balanced, handling car. So um we will see how Chevy does with that.
Wyatt Gordon Jan 21, 2013
150? Try 300. And Im still waiting for my 620 HP BRZ.
Ashton Summers Jan 21, 2013
Needs the 2.0t ecotec engine used in other GM cars. Of course, they may not make it as powerful as say a Regal GS lest they take buyers away from the Camaro.
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 21, 2013
The aftermarket for this vehicle would be amazing .
Dale Schroeder Jan 21, 2013
That's supposed to say a bigger turbocharger. Autocorrect got me good that time.
Dale Schroeder Jan 21, 2013
Those power figures may be low, but if they do build this I bet there'll be a supercharger and other go-fast parts available the same day it hits the showroom floor.
Noor Younis Jan 21, 2013
140hp... Come one at least 225 or even 200. The main complaint about that brz/frs is that its underpowered
Victor Pitts Jan 21, 2013
Agreed, Bader.
David Koerting Jan 21, 2013
RWD and a turbo 4 with similar power to the turbo cobalt and this car would be a blast to drive. GM could probably get that done for around the price of the current BRZ. 150 HP won't cut in when the competitors already have that beat by quite a bit.
Bader Al Ajeel Jan 21, 2013
I think the mini z will be the fastest one
Chase Fecko Jan 21, 2013
Is it RWD? I like the look.
Sasa Jungic Jan 21, 2013
I'm a Gt86 fan but this could be good. Just use 1,6 engine from Corsa OPC! 150hp is not much
Bhimananta Hilman Jan 21, 2013
Need just a bit more power,atleast equal to the toyobaru hp
Justin Johnson Jan 21, 2013
More HP = bring it!
Trent Griffin Jan 24, 2013
Barf they should go with the Tru 140S concept....who wants a dwarf Camaro....puke
Darian Vorlick Jan 23, 2013
First time I've ever considered a GM.
Andy Nongbu Demar Cho Jan 22, 2013
Those lines look ugly...
Alex Renaud Jan 22, 2013
A hatchback would be nice, and it would lean out its profile somewhat.
Alex Renaud Jan 22, 2013
This thing doesn't exactly scream the word lean. It appears to be very heavy and clumsy.
Mustafa Alshekhly Jan 22, 2013
Mini ugly camaro
Tyler Chmieleski Jan 22, 2013
Uglier than an ass wart
Nathan Lo Jan 22, 2013
Brz and fr-s looks 5x better than this mini Camaro....nice try tho I guess lol
Kevin Carlin Jan 21, 2013
I actually like this.. Except for the front end, which could use some work. It's basically a smaller camaro. If they rework the front end I think it'll look better and get good sales
Chad Germaine Jan 21, 2013
Did GM hire the toy car makers from dollar general to make this the Generic McDonalds Happy Meal Car? Looks worse then the damn SSR!
Patrick Schalk Jan 21, 2013
Cam, that can be arranged.
Bracey Wright Jan 21, 2013
I'm so proud of GM making a sports car for young people. I give it 10/10.
Cam Heaney Jan 21, 2013
I would rather look at and smell I pile of horse shit than this car...
Syafiq Hakim Jan 21, 2013
Toy car..
Matt Boye Jan 21, 2013
That's horrible to look at
Julian Pilinci Jan 21, 2013
Then, what an ugly concept.
Mohammed Suhail Jamil Jan 21, 2013
Looks a little distorted?? Almost cartoon like!! Lol
Scuttle Buttocks Jan 21, 2013
Ugh that isn't pretty at all
Stephen Ishard Jan 21, 2013
So ugly
Paul Trahan Jan 21, 2013
Sunny just made me face palm so hard.
jenni_drives Jan 21, 2013
Patrick, they are all fucktards that can't read or spell.
Sunny Kanji Jan 21, 2013
ITS TOO TALL AND LOOKS HEAVY FOR A BRZ COMPETITOR, THINK TWICE GM!
Chris McCormick Jan 21, 2013
Nock off camaro
Patrick Schalk Jan 21, 2013
They don't understand Paul. They never will
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 21, 2013
The rear of this concept looks smashed in . Like was already said this is just a concept and the actual production car would only borrow styling cues from the concept car .
Michael Riley Jan 21, 2013
HELL no.
Paul Trahan Jan 21, 2013
You guys do realize this is a concept from a few years ago and doesn't have anything to do with the FRS fighter GM is planning. Right? RIGHT!?
Earl Smith-Hamlett Jan 21, 2013
it kinda looks like the camaro
Nicolas Blake Mullen Jan 21, 2013
It's like a camaro and a Cruze had a baby
Tino Domingue Jan 21, 2013
So like this is a concept that was out like yrs ago... So hold our horses... Carbuzz is only using this car as a reference... As I would expect GM to take their time wid this... Cuz most likely they be testing at the green hell before its ready
Colby Church Jan 21, 2013
I don't like the back. The tru140s should be made RWD and given the production green light.
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jan 21, 2013
Looks like its a heavy car. What platform is this based off?
Barry Boo Wilson Jan 21, 2013
And another fail!
Jason Johnson Jan 21, 2013
FUgly!
David Guerrero Jan 21, 2013
I can already tell it will have a way higher center of gravity, making the car feel less sporty than the toyobaru. The toyobaru looks way sleeker too
Matt Piccolo Jan 21, 2013
Back is really awkward
Pablo Herasme Jan 21, 2013
A brick wall
Victor Pitts Jan 21, 2013
Make it look less 'fat' and we have a looker!
Chad Collins Jan 21, 2013
Make it look more like a RX-7
Chad Collins Jan 21, 2013
Section the body about 5-6" and you might have a product
Isaac Suarez Jan 21, 2013
Knowing GM, the final product will be 8/10th of what it should be. I like the concept and know they can pull it off but they often mess it up by the time the accountants are finished with it.
Kyle McCullough Jan 21, 2013
This was a concept car. All of y'all need to chill a bit. It's not even close to production. Obviously changes will be made
Bader Al Ajeel Jan 21, 2013
C7 lights?
Leigh Martin Jan 21, 2013
This is what happens when you rush to make something you weren't planned to build. Back to the old GM shit, they are sooo much better than this....aren't they???
Mike Carbaugh Jan 21, 2013
Fix that back end
Luke Fincher Jan 21, 2013
Ugh... Fail
Elan Silver Jan 21, 2013
Kia Koup perhaps?
Matt Boye Jan 21, 2013
Mabey the ugliest car I've ever seen
Justin Johnson Jan 21, 2013
Mini Camaro
Carlos Avelar Jan 22, 2013
Anyone else notice the corvette symbol on the fender
Thomas William Tuer-sipos Jan 22, 2013
Reminds me of an RX-8 that's taken steroids haha
William Downs Jan 22, 2013
Depends, this could weigh a hell of a lot less and be faster with better handling, we won't know till it comes out
Aaron Barker Jan 22, 2013
I don't think it's gonna work unless they up the horsepower. Would anybody else buy a 150 HP CAR FOR 24k when a frs/brz has 200 HP and is the same price?
Scott Lenahan Jan 21, 2013
Just gonna say to all the haters.. Not a GM fan. But if I HAD to drive a small car this sure looks better than most other things out there....
Benjamin Levin-O'Leary Jan 21, 2013
Ok the yellow calipers need to go but looks like a small Malibu coupe.
Noe Gutierrez Jan 21, 2013
Looks like a mini camero
Brendan Crawford Jan 21, 2013
Looks just like the BMW 1 series and hopefully it has a little baby corvette engine to go with the corvette flags on the side!
Bill Perrine Jan 21, 2013
Can you say '79 Celica?
Trey Reilly Jan 21, 2013
Is it just me or is there a 1-series look to the sillouette?
Jordan Jackson Jan 21, 2013
I don't like it :/
Wyatt Gordon Jan 21, 2013
Cool tires. And yes those are Vette flags.
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 21, 2013
Those aren't Corvette flags their a new logo for the Code R !
Lou Guerrero Jan 21, 2013
I like concept car tires.
Brian Johnston Jan 21, 2013
Looks like corvette flags to me colby. A checkered flag crossing a red w/ chevron. And i thought you were a vette fanboy. Come on bro.
Colby Church Jan 21, 2013
Those aren't Vette flags....
Anthony Perugini Jan 21, 2013
the roof needs to be lower and maybe they could make it a fastback? the rear pillars really need to be at less of an angle
Adam Gillmor Jan 21, 2013
According to the flag on the side this would be a really crappy Corvette.
Daniel Carvalho Jan 21, 2013
Why does it have the corvette flags?
Patrick Schalk Jan 21, 2013
Yeah I'd say tone down the roofline and it would look much better. Love this color though
Otto Klahn Jan 21, 2013
They need to fix the roofline in my opinion.
Jordan Nutt Jan 21, 2013
I am a big GM fan but come on this is terrible.
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 21, 2013
I don't like the rear of this concept car they should have made it slightly longer to have made it proportionate .
Andrew Hossann Jan 21, 2013
Ik GMC is an SUV and Truck company but if they made a business like sports car like the ct-s or smaller they'd blow up the car world
Matt Sutton Jan 21, 2013
Agreed that the triplets look much better than this. And though im not versed on concepts, the car in the back looks very promising. I need to google it.
Dylan Bruder Jan 21, 2013
The yellow car in the back is the other concept much better looking IMO
Matt Piccolo Jan 21, 2013
Fronts nice, but the back looks odd. Idk why
William Downs Jan 21, 2013
The car in the back looks like the tru 140s concept
Ian Bradford Jan 21, 2013
It's cool I guess but the scion fr-s is much better it also looks cooler
Matt Sutton Jan 21, 2013
Whatever that is in the back looks pretty good. Well, from what we can see of it. How about using that one.
William Downs Jan 21, 2013
The back end is so nice, just need to rework that front end, takesome styling from the c7
Kyle McCullough Jan 21, 2013
I love the license plate
Miguel Jimenez Jan 22, 2013
620hp is waaaay too much power for this car IMO.
Ashton Summers Jan 21, 2013
Not sure this engine can handle 620hp. Maybe if you put over 10k into the underside and internals.
Jonathan Gushue Jan 21, 2013
Almost everyone of these that came off the truck had a timing problem right off the get go.
Nelson Alexander Jan 21, 2013
Lol @ Kyle
Sam Harris Jan 21, 2013
620bhp would make a car like the Brz/frs/gt86 impractical.
Daniel Eads Jan 21, 2013
Wyatt, I think you need to look else where if you want that much power.
Daniel Kenneth Babler Jan 21, 2013
Lol @Kyle
Kyle Malcomson Jan 21, 2013
Who would drive it for you wyatt
Wyatt Gordon Jan 21, 2013
I like the Subaru version better. And I still want it with 620+ HP, power to weight ratio would be insane! That would be a true supercar killer
David Guerrero Jan 21, 2013
This looks looks a bit more like a sports car, Chevy's look like a 2 door subcompact economy car. I hope Chevy can fix it and give the toyobaru a run for its money
Jackson Michael Jan 21, 2013
Ahhhhh much better
Miguel Jimenez Jan 22, 2013
It is the same car...
Ben Randle Jan 21, 2013
Why? It's basically the same car
Matt Boye Jan 21, 2013
Brz is better than frs..... By far