Car & Driver horrified lovers of unadulterated driving fun with the news that "just 6000 Subaru BRZ sports cars will be allocated to the U.S. for the 2013 model year." The source of that report is somehow suspect: "A Subaru dealer." Car and Driver's telephone budget must have been cut. The magazine consulted Subaru's website that says that the BRZ will be built in "extremely limited quantities." Car and Driver also checked with an old C&D article that said that "Subaru thinks that 5000 to 7000 per year would be enough." Thus having performed its journalistic duty, Car and Driver ran with the story of a BRZ that will be available in homeopathic quantities only. Which, I assume, should trigger a run at dealerships.
A similar canard had been published last November by the fansite ft86club.com. It comes as no surprise that this time also, FT86club.com immediately jumped on the Car and Driver story.
Time to make some calls.
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