Spending an afternoon with Hooker's BlackHeart Toyota FRS

By: Blane Burnett | 12/19/2016 < Back to Motor Life Home
This past week I had the opportunity to take one of Holley's more unlikely project cars out to enjoy it on the road and track. While Holley/MSD is typically known for their domestic automotive products, they recently developed a complete exhaust system line up for the 2013-present Toyota FRS and Subaru BRZ. I wanted to see what it was all about so I scheduled some time for a drive with the car and made sure to get some photos of it to share with readers. The FRS and BRZ have been on the market since 2013, and while the car hasn’t exactly seen huge sales numbers across the board, it is simple to understand why. The car is an ultra-niche product, a road car designed for canyon carving, perfectly suited for daily driving duties, but also equally at home at a weekend autocross or taking on a track-day session at the local road course. However, millennials are continually gravitating towards hybrids and paving the way for the self-driving car, and that’s a crying shame. With a 200-horsepower 2.0L flat-4 borrowed from Subaru, a close-ratio six speed transmission, and rear wheel drive, the car is an absolute pleasure to drive.

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