Subaru BRZ set to debut at Tokyo Motor Show
Just as Toyota unveiled the much-awaited GT 86, Subaru follows them into the limelight with their GT 86 clone, the Subaru BRZ, which is set to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.
For all those who did not know, both the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ are products of a joint-project between the two Japanese auto giants, the result being the same sports car manufactured and rolled out by both the manufacturers, under their respective badges, different names and ever-so-slight differences. The Subaru BRZ shares everything with the GT 86, except that it somehow stands a tad taller by 15 mm at 1,300 mm and packs slightly more advertised horses with 200 hp on tap from Subaru’s own 2.0-litre boxer engine, which also incorporates Toyota’s direct-injection technology. There appear to be no significant visual differences between the cars too. It also weighs just under 1220 kg.
The Subaru BRZ is expected to go on sale by the middle of next year in the United States, although it remains to be seen whether it will be offered in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and rest of the GCC, alongside its GT 86 sibling from the local market-leader Toyota.