Deliveries of the all-new Subaru BRZ sports car have begun. Ed Horner got the keys to the first model (with a World Rally Blue Mica finish) delivered on June 26. Horner is from Wanstead, north-east London. He ordered the unit from local dealer, Woodford Motor Company in Woodford Green, Essex. He said that he chose the BRZ due to its light weight and conventional sports car shape.
He also liked Subaru's focus on making a fun rear-wheel drive car. He said that he had never had a problem with any of the Subaru models he owned such as an Impreza Turbo and a Legacy Tourer, which he bought in 2010. He also praised the “really helpful” staff at the Woodford Motor Company.
Stephen Barnard, Dealer Principal at Woodford Motor Co., said that even before the BRZ started selling, there has been a tremendous interest in it, from those who already have Subarus as well as those who don’t.
Barnard said that the rear-wheel drive BRZ is the “perfect complement” to the other units in Subaru's All-Wheel Drive model range. He expressed confidence that this model will attract a new kind of customer, one who values its handling and rear-wheel drive responsiveness.
Powering the Subaru BRZ is its trademark 200ps 2.0-litre Boxer petrol engine. This car has excellent handling features due to its emphasis on light weight and achieving an ultra-low centre of gravity, which is even lower even than that of the Ferrari 458. The BRZ range has a starting price of £24,995 on the road.
Subaru BRZ is a back wheel drive sports vehicle showcasing the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine. It was produced as a collaboration between ToyotaMotor Corporation and Subaru, to introduce a sports car with superb steering response and driving excitement that can be experienced by everybody. The Subaru Boxer engine in the BRZ was set way lower than most Subaru models to enable the BRZ to have the lowest allowed centers of gravity anywhere in the world. This low gravity center makes a stunning handling character and mixed with a light-weight chassis. BRZ was able to make Subaru's goal come to life for "Pure Handling Delight" - the experience brought to a different level.
"Pure Handling Delight" is Subaru's product concept. The Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine has innate characteristics a reduced weight, compactness, and low center of gravity. These qualities reached their full potential by placing this engine way lower and installed closer to the core of the chassis. These points added to BRZ's low center of gravity - one of the lowest there is. The Subaru BRZ is an exciting sports vehicle that any driver can have fun with while having peace of mind as well.
A low-mounted Boxer engine is installed on the Subaru BRZ on an intricately designed sub-frame that creates an "ultra-low center of gravity package". With this setup, BRZ was able to create a low driving position that resembles that of a sports vehicle. The total height of Subaru BRZ is 1,300 mm and it has an extensive and a really low body of an elegant coupe at 1775mm. And still, it can manage a 2+2 seating and a trunk with enough space. The BRZ is not only a sports auto, but it can also be a perfect car for long drives with its surprising utility.