Every once in awhile a really special car comes along that has a much higher demand than supply. The Subaru BRZ is proving to be a very special car indeed and of course the same holds true for its nearly identical twin, the Scion FR-S.
These two rear drive racers aren’t going to be on sale in the United States for another month but there is already strong demand with over 1,000 pre-orders in place. Remember that none of those 1,000 people have even driven the car to see if it’s legit or a bunch of hot air.
Subaru only planned on producing 450 BRZ’s a month over seas where they are already on sale, yet in the two months that they’ve been on showroom floors, over 3,500 have been delivered… talk about a good ROI. With only 6000 BRZ’s on schedule to be sold in the States per year, be warned that you might have a long wait and you may be a victim of the Ford GT phenomenon, which means you can expect to pay higher than the sticker price because the demand is so high. While it won’t be $50,000 to $100,000 over MSRP like the mid-engined supercar was, it could be a few thousand dollars if the car is hot enough. Then again you could just drive down the road and get the Scion version, so that should help ease the supply and demand issue.
Just 30 more days until BRZ’s will be terrorizing the streets and while the Subaru doesn’t have a set price in the states yet, the FR-S has been priced just under $25,000. Sounds like some pretty good budget fun and puts it on the short list of many a motoring enthusiast with limited green. I know it’s on mine.
[Source: Motor Trend]