Recently we have seen many pictures and videos of the Subaru BRZ and its twin sisters Toyota GT 86 and Scion FR-S, but Subaru has just uploaded an official 30 seconds long video in its youtube page featuring the actual sound of the BRZ, with the original exhaust system on. And we have to say that the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine of new Subaru coupe (delivering 200 hp with 205 Nm of peak torque) does indeed sound great to our ears, and it could only get better with a proper sports exhaust system giving it that extra chunk. Check it out for yourself.
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Here is a first high quality rendering of a possible Subaru BRZ Convertible, made by Theophilus Chin. In the wake of its official unveiling at the Tokyo Motor Show, quite a few CGI renderings of a similar BRZ have surfaced on the web, but we deem this as the best one of the lot. Obviously - and with very little imagination - we can use these pictures to figure out how possible convertible versions of Toyota GT 86 and Scion FR-S would look like as well.
Given the extremely low weight of the model(s), we would expect a soft top version of the BRZ to use a foldable roof made of fabric, which would not compromise too much balance and driving accuracy of the car. Well, it might end up being a little heavier than the hard top version, but it would allow drivers to enjoy the ride with the wind in their hair and to savour the lovely sound of the boxer engine even better.
During the past few weeks we have been showered with new images and pictures of the recently unveiled twin sisters Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ (and then Scion FR-S as well). Now we have something quite different to show you: an official video starring Subaru BRZ GT300, the racing version of the BRZ that will take part to the 2012 Japanese SuperGT Championship.
No official technical details are currently available about the model, we just know that it won’t have more than 300 hp - as the rules of the series require -and that is likely to be way lighter than the 1,180 kg weight of the standard model. One thing we know for sure is that it looks and sounds great. We were already quite fond of the aesthetics of the ‘regular’ BRZ, we just hope than the wicked bodykit equipping the GT300 will inspire the Subaru guys to come up with a similarly looking production version of this awesome car in the future.
A new 3-minute long official video starring the new Subaru BRZ have surfaced on the internet. This high quality footage provides us with an extensive overlook of the model, showing us many significant video of both the interior and the exterior of the brand new front-engine rear-wheel-drive coupe from the Japanese manufacturer that has been unveiled just a few hours ago at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The model uses an extremely low centre of gravity which, jointly with its rather light weight, makes it a pretty enjoyable and precise driving experience. The car is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder boxer unit (delivering 200 hp with 205 Nm of peak torque) with D4-S direct injection mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. As previously reported, the car has been developed on the same platform that generated the recent Toyota GT 86 and the upcoming Scion FR-S, sharing chassis and engine with its two twin sisters.
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The long-awaited Subaru BRZ is about to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, prompting the Japanese carmaker to release more official pictures and technical details of the new model. The car will be powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine with D4-S direct injection delivering 200 hp with 205 Nm of peak torque. The BRZ weights only 1220 kg and boost an extremely low center of gravity, features that will allow for a super precise and exciting drive, bringing to the table a quicker and more accurate steering response as well as better grip. However, the car still allows for 2+2 seating and a trunk with sufficient space, meaning that the BRZ can be a sport car as well as a reliable companion for long tours.
The power generated by the front-mounted engine will be transmitted to the rear axle through either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The latter also has a “S mode” for better shifting response and “M mode” for optional shifting. Besides, thanks to paddle shifters and down-shifting blipping control, the BRZ can respond faithfully to the driver’s inputs. The car uses lightweight and highly rigid aluminum wheels fitted with 215/45R17 tyres.
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Sabaru releases the first official images of the upcoming BRZ model, developed on the same platform as the recently unveiled Toyota GT 86. These pictures gives us the chance to better focus on the differences between the two models and, as predicted, there aren’t many to speak of: there is a different front grille (the BRZ’s one got an hexagonal shape), the lower part of the front bumper has a different design, and that’s basically it.
No images of the interior of the BRZ have been released, but it is expected to be almost identical to its Toyota-badged twin sister anyway. The models will also share the same 2.0-litre boxer petrol engine with direct injection delivering 200 hp and 205 Nm, in charge of pushing these 1200 kg cars. A third twin sister, Scion FR-S, will also join the fold at a later time.