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The BRZ sports car will give Subaru fans something to smile about
13 Jul 2012
SUBARU’S highly anticipated BRZ sports coupe has landed in Australia, joining its Toyota 86 twin on the market with a sub-$40k price point.
To be launched in just one specification and sold in limited numbers exclusively over the internet, the BRZ is powered by the same 2.0-litre normally aspirated boxer engine as the Toyota 86, mixing Subaru Impreza basics with high-end Toyota fuel injection and variable valve technology to produce 147kW of power and 205Nm of torque.
Buyers can choose between six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, but unlike the Toyota model that comes in two variants – GT and GTS – the BRZ is a one-model-fits-all proposition with driveaway pricing starting at $37,150 for the manual.
Unlike Subaru’s WRX bitumen burners, there is no turbocharger in sight.
The question is, can the BRZ produce the same thrills?
Model release date: 1 July 2012 to 1 November 2016
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