Less than five minutes after entering the new home of the Tokyo Motor Show, we're greeted with this: the Subaru BRZ GT300 race car.

Designed to compete in the GT300 class of Japan's SuperGT touring car series, the BRZ is set to replace the Legacy B4 that's competed in the series for the last two years. Being a GT300 contender, the BRZ's output will be limited to 300 horsepower and judging by the "Proud of Boxer" stickers flanking the front and rear, it's sure to be packing some manner of flat four, likely displacing around two liters.

We'll be seeing the BRZ racer take to the track early next year, but in the meantime, scope out the live shots in the gallery above.


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      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      YESSSSSSSSS
      MachDelta
      • 3 Years Ago
      Subaru, you are a dirty, dirty tease...
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      jboogiezx6
      • 3 Years Ago
      awesome little beast
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where can one watch this series?
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      what other makes in this class hang their motor out over the front axle? or maybe they severly modified the chassis layout for the competition car - so it will have good dynamics and not be too "pushy" (as the road car is bound to be)
        msg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        the engine is on but not in front of front axle
      EMG
      • 3 Years Ago
      And why do the the BRZ and GT-86 look nothing like this car? I mean the production models aren't that exciting. They look like tall jaguar XK's w/ genesis coupe front ends and miata rears but larger
      Soul Shinobi
      • 3 Years Ago
      So here's the big question, what engine do they put in it? The BRZ/86's 4 cylinder NA engine can't compete in this race class, so they're either going to need more pistons or a turbo.
        Johnny_Se7en
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Soul Shinobi
        I don't think finding a engin will be a problem, keeping all that aero attached to the car during a race would be more of a challenge.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Johnny_Se7en
          Yeah, because they're a lot like NASCAR and do bump-and-runs during races./sarcasm That rear diffuser is going along with the new SuperGT rules and I'm pretty sure it won't be falling off.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Soul Shinobi
        It's not using a stock version of the new 2.0L H4, obviously. It's probably using last year's 2.5L H4, or it's using a 300hp version of the new 2.0L that we'll probably be seeing in the next generation Impreza STI.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota should make a similar production car like this and release it as a Supra.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        Dennis, why would Toyota build a totally brand new car to compete with the GT-R when they already have the LF-A? There won't be a return of the Supra unless they build it to compete with the 370Z.
      John Le
      • 3 Years Ago
      Euuhhh, that's an ugly li'l thing innit?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John Le
        [blocked]
      willyk52
      • 3 Years Ago
      that rear diffuser looks too fragile for any kind of close racing---i guess i need to find some youtube vids of gt300 to see how this makes sense....
        Big Bird
        • 3 Years Ago
        @willyk52
        You should've find those vids first and then write useless comments.
      AcidTonic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow looks good..... Hopefully consumers can get their hands on this motor configuration in the coming years.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Yeah, because if they don't, we'll be hearing it from you because they don't offer the same configuration in their production cars as in their race cars. Oh wait, nope, that won't happen. Because you like to nitpick Ford for doing that. I mean Toyota doesn't offer a RWD Camry, yet in NASCAR, they are. What about the Audi R18 TDI? That's RWD, but the majority of Audis are either FWD or AWD.
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