Over the weekend Subaru uncovered its new BRZ race vehicle, which it will marketing campaign up coming 12 months in the GT300 class of Japan’s SuperGT sequence. The vehicle was proven in an on the net video clip identified as “Subaru Motorsport Enthusiast Appreciation Gathering 2020” that coated its rally, the 86/BRZ one particular-make league that it runs with Toyota, and SuperGT, Japan’s leading touring vehicle sequence.
The previous 12 months has been a disappointment to lots of race fans as the COVID-19 pandemic canceled numerous functions throughout the world. Even rounds that ended up operate did not permit for attendance, starving fans of the racing motion that they wanted to see. So, Subaru decided to turn a motorsports pageant for its supporters into a virtual event and unveiled their new race vehicle on the net.
We essentially noticed the vehicle just lately at Fuji Speedway as Subaru executed checks of an upgraded second-generation BRZ. As you may assume, the GT300 vehicle will now attribute the seem of the new BRZ, with the new head and taillights and grille. The vehicle nevertheless wears its carbon fiber bodywork, but presumably when it starts off the 2021 year it’ll be decked out in its standard livery of Subaru’s WR blue and STI’s sakura pink.
Small else was uncovered about the vehicle, but presumably it’ll carry on to operate a turbocharged flat-4 placing out about 350 horsepower based on the tune. Sure, we know, but this is a race-only software based mostly on Subaru rally vehicle engines marginally modified for highway classes. You can see, and hear, the GT300 vehicle at the one:54:forty eight mark in the video clip and in these tweets.
In the interview section, motorists Hideki Yamauchi and Takuto Iguchi ended up restricted-lipped as well, expressing about the vehicle only, “It is cool” with understanding smiles. They also explained they felt lonely this 12 months, as the complete SuperGT year was operate this 12 months with no one particular in the stands. Then Subaru rally driver Hiroki Arai joked that he’d never ever been in a SuperGT vehicle, and the motorists agreed to swap machines. We can only hope that items will return to usual before that comes about and fans will be authorized to see that in human being.