Subaru BRZ to challenge Japan's Super GT series

Subaru may have withdrawn from the World Rally Championship years ago, but the Japanese automaker couldn't stay out of motorsports forever. That's why Subaru has announced that it will campaign a racing version of its hotly anticipated BRZ coupe in Japan's domestic Super GT series.

So far, all we have to go on is the Japanese-language announcement and the teaser sketch above, but what we can tell you is that the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) will field the BRZ not in the top-tier GT500 category against the likes of the Lexus LFA, Nissan GT-R and Honda HSV, but in the lower GT300 class. That means it will probably replace the Legacy-based touring car that STI currently fields.

That also means, as the category's name suggests, that the BRZ's boxer four will be limited in output to 300 horsepower. But with GT300 regulations as close as they are to GT3 rules in other series, could we be looking at a further assault on overseas series as well?

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