Subaru’s BRZ have outstripped sales forecasts by a ratio of four to one.
These bad boys yield amazing power and drivability. Final launch timing for SA is still to be confirmed, as Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), ramps up production but expect the BRZ to start hitting local Subaru dealerships from the fourth quarter of 2012.
SA’s Marketing Team Leader Ashley Lazarus, said “Stability and balance have always been core Subaru values and they will definitely get plenty of this in the BRZ. It’ll be perfectly at home in the track day environment, yet still feel brilliant on roads that keen drivers dream about.”
Subaru has overseen engineering, research and development, and testing on the BRZ/86 project and has provided the 2.0-litre normally-aspirated FA-generation Boxer engine, now fettled with direct fuel injection to yield 147 kW and 205 Nm.
An exceptionally low centre of gravity (thanks to the horizontally-opposed engine), compact dimensions (the wheelbase is just 2 570 mm), and a modest kerb mass (by virtue of features such as an aluminum bonnet) make this a highly responsive car in all respects.
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