Video: Subaru BRZ GT300 in motion

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 5, 2011

The Tokyo Motor Show was where Subaru had its global launch of the all-new BRZ coupe. This is also where the GT300 racing version debuted. Subaru designed the BRZ GT300 to meet the present 2011 Super GT regulations in Japan.

STI, the in-house tuning arm of Subaru, accomplished this. Powering the car is a horizontally opposed engine that was developed by STI. It is also fitted with a special STI tuned engine management system.

When it comes to styling, the racer is totally different from the road car. It comes with a bigger air intake at the front and air scoops for the bonnet, as well as a larger carbonfibre splitter.

The car rides on a set of 18in black alloys covered in slick Yokohama Advan rubber. At the back, there is a vast fixed rear spoiler at the back. It also gets a rear diffuser that’s equally as great.

The rear and side windows use Perspex. These arches are significantly flared and exhausts come out of the side skirts. Its stripped out interior has a full roll cage and it comes with a set of Recaro racing seats too.

Subaru BRZ

The Subaru BRZ is a sports car featuring a rear-wheel drive. Its engine is a Horizontally Opposed Boxer, which was jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota Motor Corporation for the purpose of bringing a sports car to the world that has a superior steering response and that provides a pleasurable driving experience. The BRZ’s Boxer engine was positioned lower compared to the engines in other Subaru models, giving the BRZ one of the lowest centers of gravity among cars on the market. Because of this low center of gravity, the car has an astonishing handling character, and when combined with the BRZ’s light-weight chassis, “Pure Handling Delight” is achieved. In short, Subaru is able to take your driving experience to a whole new level with the BRZ.

The Subaru BRZ's concept is "Pure Handling Delight." Aside from a low center of gravity, the Boxer engine's other inherent attributes are its compactness and its light weight. These qualities are all maximized by the engine's lower and closer position to the chassis center.

The BRZ is a fun and enjoyable sports car that you can drive with a peace of mind.

When it comes to design, the car's Boxer engine is mounted low on a specially designed sub-frame forming a super low center of gravity package. Because of this, the BRZ is able to achieve a low driving position, which is expected of a sports car.

Specifically, the Subaru BRZ has a height of 1,300mm and it has a stylishly wide and low body measuring 1,775mm. The car can accommodate four people -- two plus two seating -- and its trunk has sufficient space. The BRZ may be a sports car, but it is also a very suitable vehicle for long tours and long drives on the road due to its unexpected utility.

In terms of exterior, the Subaru BRZ's sports car design conveys a fun character. It also carries details that are distinctively Subaru.

The car's very low center of gravity package also gave it a low hood design, which, when combined with its bulging front fenders, contribute to its high drivability.

The car also carries the Subaru identity with the brand's recognizable six-star logo, as well as the headlights and the hexagon lower grille showcasing the brand's design motif carried by all new models.

BRZ's low center of gravity, along with its nicely shaped fender flares, emphasizes the car's sensuous beauty. Its aesthetics is combined with a functionality that advances its aerodynamics through the C-pillar shape, the trunk lid layout, and the rear glass inclination. And as is typical of a sports car, the BRZ's front overhang and rear overhang were shortened to express its energy.

The car's projecting rear wheel arches are a contrast to its compact cabin yet it also emphasizes the car's beautiful rear view.

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