Close Up: Subaru BRZ GT300

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I figured that with all the hype surrounding the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ, that people would get tired of hearing about it pretty quickly.  Turns out I was right.  When Subaru announced its intentions to compete in the GT300 class of Super GT next year with the BRZ chassis, the hype exploded all over again.  For good reason; it’s a work of art.  Not only is it aesthetically pleasing to look at, but every piece of aerodynamics on this car serves a function.  That’s the beauty of Super GT.  I waited for a few weeks to post our coverage to see what kind of response I’d get after the buzz subsided.  Click past the break for JDM Clips take on the BRZ GT300.

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The BRZ will be the successor to Subaru’s current Super GT challenger, the Legacy, and will be competing with the likes of BMW Z4′s, Lexus SC430, Toyota Axio (Corolla), and other GT300 contenders.

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Although not much is know about the specs of the BRZ GT300, there are a few things we can deduce from its class.  GT300 cars are heavily regulated; much more in fact than their GT500 brothers.  Power is regulated to 225kW (about 300hp), and surely it will weight much less than it’s street going version.  I wonder what engine it will be using?

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We already know the BRZ has a low center of gravity.  This is mainly due to the design of the new boxer engine, and where it is placed in the car.  This will be a great advantage of the BRZ’s during competition.

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Every year the aerodynamic pieces of the Super GT cars are getting more and more advanced.  The design technology that goes into creating these race cars is nothing short of amazing.

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I can’t wait to get more information on this car.  January 13th is Tokyo Auto Salon, and from what I hear, more information will be revealed there….unfortunately, I won’t be able to go anymore…but that’s a whole other story.

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So until then, let’s just enjoy the view!  Thanks for visiting!

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