Japan to Get Range-Topping Subaru BRZ GT
Japanese Subaru fans have a history of being looked after by the company, and the firm’s latest decision to launch a Japan-only, range-topping BRZ GT continues that trend…
Subaru has announced that the Japanese Domestic Market will get a range-topping Subaru BRZ GT, which will go on sale from November 7.
Similar to the ‘Performance Package’ BRZ available in the United States, the new GT model adds several new performance-oriented additions on top of the S variant.
It features unique 17-inch black alloy wheels; Brembo brake callipers with larger discs; a pedestal-type rear wing; and Sachs Performance dampers, which are claimed to provide a more composed ride and better control while cornering.
Subaru says that the tweaked suspension and larger rear anti-roll bar improve responsiveness, stability and comfort.
On the inside, it boasts heated seats which are clad in Alcantara-and-leather combination upholstery, as well as a smaller multi-function steering wheel, which has been borrowed from the BRZ’s twin, the Toyota 86.
In terms of external styling, the BRZ GT obviously gets the same new face that Subaru rolled out across the range earlier this year, which includes a revised front fascia, incorporating a more angular U-shaped spoiler; plus new “kono-ji” style full-LED headlights – which are a first for Subaru – providing both improved light output and reduced power consumption.
There’s also a new rear number plate garnish.
The BRZ GT will be available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic, both of which are paired to a 2.0 litre D-4S direct-injected, naturally-aspirated flat-four boxer engine, which has been tweaked to produce 205-horsepower and 214 Nm, up from the current car’s 200-horsepower and 205 Nm.
The manual version will set Japanese buyers back 3,315,600 Yen ($31,900), while the automatic will be slightly pricier at 3,375,000 Yen ($32,500).