Sometimes comparatively slow cars can be perceived as fast 'cuz they're driven like they're fast -- but ain't. The BRZ is one.
Long ago I had a new, 1984 (first year) CRX -- yeah a long time ago! These were on 6-month back order and ya took whatever color showed up. Mine was red. 1.5 (1.3?) liter engine. No VTEC. But I drove it like it was fast and folks thought it was! V8 cars used to try me on the freeway.
Got rear ended when stopped in freeway traffic. 1964 Galaxy shortened the CRX wheelbase by a foot and broke the driver's seat back. Bent the seat to vertical again and drove it home! Good ole FWD.