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2022 Subaru BRZ Enthusiasts Want, But Can’t Have


Subaru has unveiled its “BRZ Cup Car Basic”, a race car designed for a single-brand motorsport series in Japan.

Subaru Japan has unveiled a motorsport-ready version of its BRZ sports car.

Called the ‘BRZ Cup Car Basic’ model, it is designed as a basic factory-prepared motorsport vehicle that comes with a six-point roll cage – complete with side intrusion bars – and a cooler increased air-to-air engine oil as standard from the factory, as well as a clear lack of alloy wheels.

Why steel wheels? Because these motorsport-focused Subaru BRZ coupes are meant to be fitted with upgraded brakes, wheels and tires by privateer racers before competing in the GR86/BRZ National Cup.

Held since 2013, the Japanese GR86/BRZ Cup has become a testing ground for both new and seasoned Japanese race car drivers.

Mechanically, the BRZ Cup Car Basic features the same 2.4-liter 173kW/250Nm four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission as the regular road car.

Despite being a “race base” vehicle, the 2022 Subaru BRZ Cup Car Basic still features modern technologies such as keyless entry, LED headlights and 8-speed infotainment system. inches.

If you want to order one from a Subaru dealership in Australia, bad luck – the 2022 Subaru BRZ Cup Car Basic is currently only offered in Japan.

Its price is ¥3,338,500 including the country’s consumption tax, which is around AU$40,000.

Justin Narayan

After more than a decade working in the product planning and marketing departments of brands such as Kia, Subaru and Peugeot, Justin Narayan returned to being an automotive editor – his very first job in the industry.

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