When the hype first hit the fan, I said that if they want to sell the Toyobaru in big numbers, especially in the US, they will have to sacrifice some of that sacred rigidity and lightness for a convertible. Well the rot is setting in sooner than I thought. Today I heard an ad for the BRZ on the radio. It was long enough to allow for two attributes to be mentioned. They were voice-activated sat-nav and dual zone climate control. Wow, serious stuff for real enthusiasts!
Are you old enough to remember the Datsun 240Z deteriorating into the 260Z and the medallion-man's 280Z? And the replacement, the tech-heavy and all-round heavy 300Z? Even the sainted MX-5 has gained 15% in weight over the years.
So any thoughts on what direction the Toyobaru will take with version 1.5 and version2?