Subaru has revealed details of the UK specification for the Subaru BRZ, the long-awaited 2+2 coupé that will go on sale in the spring.

The rear-drive 197bhp pocket rocket will be offered in three trim levels –standard and top-spec models as well as a hardcore, stripped-out variant aimed at track day enthusiasts.

Top-specification BRZs will get 17-inch alloy wheels, a torque-sensing LSD, front, side, curtain and knee airbags, MP3 connectivity, dual-zone climate control and LED daytime running lights.

The BRZ will also come with Subaru’s VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) and can be fitted with either a six-speed short-shift manual or paddle-operated automatic transmission. The lower-spec model will be made available later this year, while the track day variant will offer scope for aftermarket tuning.

The BRZ will be available in traditional Subaru Blue, as well as silver, white, black, metallic grey and red.

It will be available with the brand’s new three-year ‘Everything Taken Care of’ (ETCo) aftercare package. The free package offers a host of potential benefits such as minor dent and scratch repairs, alloy wheel repairs and service collection and delivery.

Sales of the new Subaru BRZ – which will make its official European bow at the Geneva motor show next month – will initially be limited to around 500 UK cars per year.

The price has yet to be determined, although it is expected to be slightly more than its sister car, the Toyota GT 86. That machine costs £24,995 in standard specification.

Subaru BRZ UK specification

17-inch alloys; torque-sensing limited slip differential; vehicle dynamic control and ABS; front, side, curtain and knee airbags; cruise control system; dual-zone automatic aircon; radio CD player with six-speaker system; keyless entry with push-button start; USB and iPod connectivity; HID headlamps; front fog lamps; LED daytime running lights; body-coloured, electric-folding, head door mirrors; leather seats; heated front seats; leather steering wheel and gear knob.

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