Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT 86 jointly honored with "Special Award"
The 2013 Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86 have jointly been honored by receiving the 2012-2013 Car of the Year Special Award in Japan. This may be the first time in history that two competing automakers have been awarded a joint honor and the same award. The 2013 Subaru BRZ sports coupe was born out of a joint development venture with Toyota that resulted in the two automakers finding out that two heads are better than one. The two rear-drive sports cars have been wildly successful in the first 6 month’s of sales and interest continues to remain high among buyers.
About the 2012-2013 Car of the Year Japan "Special Award"
Naoto Muto, Subaru Exec Vice President of Engineering with Toyota's Chief Engineer, Tetsuya Tada were on hand to receive the well-deserved award. The 2012-2013 Car of the Year Special Award is chosen by the Japanese COTY panel of jurors composed mainly of automotive experts and journalists. The two sports cars were selected from among all passenger cars newly released in Japan during the period from November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2012.