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Last week’s photo showed the brand-new Subaru BRZ, a small sports car that is half of a joint project with Toyota and its Scion FR-S. For a better photo and information, read this week’s road test.

Can you tell us the make and model of this 2013 vehicle?  SPECIAL
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Can you tell us the make and model of this 2013 vehicle?

Chosen randomly from the correct entries was Richard Lopez, of Hephzibah. He wins a prize from The Augusta Chronicle.

Other readers identifying the vehicle were:

AUGUSTA: Willie Thomas

CANTON, GA.: David Anderson wrote: “Well, speak of the devil. Here we have the “Breeze” portion of that Cool Breeze offering mentioned last week, the Subaru BRZ; the nearly identical twin to the Scion
FR-S.

“The BRZ/FR-S joint venture between Toyota and Subaru essentially gives us a Toyota-developed-and-designed two-door sports car sitting atop a Subaru-engineered front-engine/rear-drive chassis.

“This venture came about from a desire on both parties to have a ‘drivers’ two-door coupe. Subaru could not afford to build the car on its own, and Toyota did not have the plant capacity. After they joined forces, all indications are that they have hit this one out of the park.

“Of course the power is derived from Subaru’s infamous flatfour boxer engine (with that unmistakable Subaru burble), but this one is a completely new design that sits lower in the chassis than any other Subaru offering. It is also fitted with Toyota’s Direct Injection fuel delivery system to deliver a naturally aspirated 200 horsepower in a compact 2-liter engine.

“But brute horsepower is not the forte of the BRZ/FR-S duo; instead it is about finesse and handling. The car is lightweight because it is not carrying the extra weight of that Subaru all-wheel-drive system or a turbo.

“That flat four boxer engine gives it one of the lowest centers of gravity available in any production car today. In fact, one of the (slogans) on the Subaru Web site is ‘Engineering that doesn’t Outsource the Driving.’

“All of the preliminary drive tests have reported what a fun car it is to drive. Not terrifyingly Corvette ZR1 fun, but rather Mazda Miata throw-it-around-without-endangering-your-or-anyone-else’s-life fun.

“I have only seen one from behind ropes at the auto show earlier in the year, but this one is definitely near the top of my must-test-drive list – in either brand. I am definitely ready for a little Cool Breeze in my life!”

EVANS: Wayne Wilke wrote: “The car is one of the twins: Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S. My guess is that it is the Subaru based on the color in your photo. Subaru’s showcase color for the car is WR Blue Pearl, while Scion’s seems to be black.

“No matter which car it is, on the cover of the plastic intake manifold is the only appearance of the Subaru and Toyota names together. The car has a Toyota port and direct fuel injection mounted on a Subaru Boxer engine.

“Also, the car has an aluminum hood to provide greater distribution of weight over the rear drive wheels.

“The Subaru BRZ Limited with a 2-liter, 200-horsepower engine and a six-speed manual transmission has a $28,000 sticker price.”

Jerry Paul wrote: “My guess this week is a Subaru BRZ.”

HEPHZIBAH: Jason Wright wrote: “I believe this week’s photo is a Subaru BRZ. Funny that Dave Anderson had just mentioned the joint venture between Subaru and Toyota in his answer about the Dodge Dart.”

MARTINEZ: Jim Muraski and Jeff Miller

NO CITY LISTED: Stephen Miranda

NEXT WEEK’S CONTEST

Can you tell us the make and model of this 2013 vehicle? If you know what it is, send an e-mail to glynn.moore@augustachronicle.com or call (706) 823-3419 and leave a message.

Please tell us your name and telephone number and the city you live in. It helps if you spell your name for us so we can include your response along with everybody else’s.

You have until noon Wednesday to respond. A winner will be chosen randomly. If you win, please let us know when you would like to pick up your prize.

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pearlthesquirrel 06/01/12 - 09:23 pm
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Take it to the bank!

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I have a nuggety-nuggety nut-nut for the squirrel-o-holics. It's a 2013 Infiniti JX 35 Crossover.

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pearlthesquirrel 06/02/12 - 11:13 am
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One more time

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2013 Infiniti JX 35

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pearlthesquirrel 06/03/12 - 12:34 pm
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1 - 2 - 3

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Once is a fluke...twice is a coincidence...three times is a trend.

2013 Infiniti JX 35

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pearlthesquirrel 06/04/12 - 12:25 pm
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4.)

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2013 Infiniti JX35

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