Subaru: Stripped-out BRZ heading for UK


If the prospect of a pared-down £16K GT 86 got you salivating, but frustrated you for not being UK-bound, Subaru might just have the answer: it's set to launch its own stripped-out version of the BRZ coupe.

Initially the BRZ will come in a full-spec version only, with 17-inch alloys, a torque-sensing LSD, front, side, curtain and knee airbags, MP3 connectivity, dual-zone climate control and LED daytime running lights.

Later on in the year, however, it will be joined by a 'lower-spec' model. Best of all, there'll be a third 'stripped-out' version that (and we quote Subaru here) promises to "be the perfect solution for those who wish to tune and fettle the BRZ to their own tastes, as well as track-day enthusiasts". An ideal basis for that Super GT BRZ replica then!

Subaru still hasn't revealed prices for the new car, but from the sound of things it seems as though they might be claiming the 'budget track weapon' ground from Toyota.

On a more pragmatic note, Subaru is also offering the BRZ with its 'Everything Taken Care of' (ETCo) package. This covers a whole host of after-sales stuff for the first three years, including dent and scratch repair, wheel repairs, a monthly wash and vac, a full annual valet, service collection and delivery, and even the car's first MOT.

Sounds almost as appealing as a 200hp, rear-drive, lightweight track car. Almost...

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  • PGM 27 Feb 2012

    Liquid Knight said:
    http://youtu.be/R0DMa8seF9w

    Secret filming of the new Subaru...
    Think you've mad a mistake with the link?

  • Liquid Knight 27 Feb 2012

    http://youtu.be/R0DMa8seF9w

    Secret filming of the new Subaru...

  • SystemParanoia 25 Feb 2012

    it has holes in the dash and hardpoints to allow easy fitting of a roll cage without having to strip the entire interior out

  • handbraketurn 25 Feb 2012

    Factory fitted roll cage option please Subaru.

  • Evil.soup 24 Feb 2012

    davepoth said:
    FAST FORDS said:
    v nice
    any one know whats the CO2 going to be, as it would make a enjoyable company car if under our 160 kg limit
    CO2 for the GT86 is 160. smile
    Wow thats great!!

    Just £165 a year tax for a 200HP Subaru............................thats a first!!

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