If you're looking for a compact, low-weight, sensibly priced sports coupe that places driver enjoyment above just about everything else, take a look at the Subaru BRZ. It's the other half of the now iconic joint venture that resulted in Toyota launching the widely popular GT86.
Like its GT86 sister, the front-engined, rear-wheel drive 2+2 BRZ is powered by a 197bhp 2.0-litre flat four. It’s an engine that needs working hard if you want to make swift progress, but the BRZ is more about handling than straight-line speed. With its classical layout, it’s tremendously engaging to drive on twisty roads, and a rewarding machine on track.
For a sports car it’s well equipped, too. There is only one trim available, which is comparable to the range topping, and significantly more expensive, Toyota GT86 Pro.