Subaru has revealed details of the UK specification for the BRZ sportscar
Mark Tisshaw
23 February 2012

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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23 February 2012

Still no price though?

[quote Autocar]stripped-out variant aimed at track day enthusiasts.

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Ohhhh........ I could be seriously tempted to chop the Integra for this one!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

23 February 2012

I assume the stripped out variant will be similar to the basic Toyo GT model offered in Japan with no radio, primed bumpers, basic dash, steelies etc. Doubt it'll cost the £16k it does over there though!

23 February 2012

When will we know the prices?

23 February 2012

[quote Fidji]When will we know the prices?[/quote] Never mind that, when will the facelift come? Must surely be the longest ever gestation of a car?

23 February 2012

I have a bad feeling about this and the Toyota. Its not the huge a price tag I know, BUT, until someone at some magazines gives both of these a serious road test /track test AND why not a gravel Rally road test, I think plonking your money down might be a disappointment. So lets see which mag does the biz and gives us an honest to God report of a thorough shebang series of tests

23 February 2012

I imagine this will do Subaru a world of good because they can't be selling many cars at the moment...

23 February 2012

[quote petrolheadinrussia]until someone at some magazines gives both of these a serious road test /track test AND why not a gravel Rally road test[/quote]

If you don't mind me asking, why a 'gravel rally road test'?

23 February 2012

[quote Evo_ermine]

It's £26,000

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/279220/subaru_brz_to_cost_26000.html

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That's not too bad really.

23 February 2012

[quote Fidji]That's not too bad really.[/quote]

That's apparently for the top spec model, which I have my doubts will be the right price. Somehow I think that's for the entry level otherwise it really makes a joke of the Impreza STi at £ 33k.

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