The Subaru BRZ will cost from £24,995 – the same as the Toyota GT 86 sister car – when it goes on sale in the UK in the summer.
This price has been confirmed today and comes as a slight surprise because it was expected that the Subaru would carry a price premium over the Toyota.
The BRZ is available in two trim levels – 2.0i SE and 2.0i SE Lux. Standard equipment on SE models comprises a six-speed manual gearbox (the six-speed automatic with paddle shift operation is available for an extra £1500), a limited slip differential and 17-inch alloys.
Inside the cabin, the BRZ features air conditioning, cruise control, electric folding and heated door mirrors, push-button engine start, leather-trimmed steering wheel and iPod connectivity. In addition to SE models, SE Lux cars include heated leather seats. An optional sat-nav system will set you back a further £1000.
A cheaper, more basic S-spec BRZ model will be launched in 2013.
Six exterior colours are available: Satin White Pearl, Sterling Silver Metallic, Dark Grey Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, San Remo Red, and WR Blue Mica.