March 2, 2024

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Subaru reveals SuperGT BRZ race car in fan appreciation video

More than the weekend Subaru exposed its new BRZ race vehicle, which it will campaign subsequent 12 months in the GT300 course of Japan’s SuperGT series. The vehicle was proven in an on-line movie referred to as “Subaru Motorsport Admirer Appreciation Accumulating 2020” that included its rally, the 86/BRZ one-make league that it runs with Toyota, and SuperGT, Japan’s premier touring vehicle series.

The earlier 12 months has been a disappointment to several race lovers as the COVID-19 pandemic canceled quite a few activities across the world. Even rounds that ended up run did not enable for attendance, starving lovers of the racing motion that they preferred to see. So, Subaru made the decision to turn a motorsports pageant for its supporters into a virtual event and unveiled their new race vehicle on-line.

We in fact noticed the vehicle a short while ago at Fuji Speedway as Subaru performed tests of an upgraded next-generation BRZ. As you might hope, the GT300 vehicle will now element the search of the new BRZ, with the new head and taillights and grille. The vehicle even now wears its carbon fiber bodywork, but presumably when it starts the 2021 time it will be decked out in its standard livery of Subaru’s WR blue and STI’s sakura pink.

Minor else was exposed about the vehicle, but presumably it will proceed to run a turbocharged flat-four putting out about 350 horsepower depending on the tune. Indeed, we know, but this is a race-only application centered on Subaru rally vehicle engines slightly modified for street programs. You can see, and hear, the GT300 vehicle at the 1:54:48 mark in the movie and in these tweets.

In the job interview section, motorists Hideki Yamauchi and Takuto Iguchi ended up tight-lipped as very well, expressing about the vehicle only, “It is really interesting” with realizing smiles. They also claimed they felt lonely this 12 months, as the total SuperGT time was run this 12 months with no one in the stands. Then Subaru rally driver Hiroki Arai joked that he’d by no means been in a SuperGT vehicle, and the motorists agreed to swap devices. We can only hope that points will return to regular just before that transpires and lovers will be permitted to see that in individual.

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