More than the weekend Subaru disclosed its new BRZ race car, which it will marketing campaign future yr in the GT300 class of Japan’s SuperGT collection. The car was revealed in an on the web video clip referred to as “Subaru Motorsport Supporter Appreciation Accumulating 2020” that protected its rally, the 86/BRZ a single-make league that it runs with Toyota, and SuperGT, Japan’s premier touring car collection.
The earlier yr has been a disappointment to a lot of race admirers as the COVID-19 pandemic canceled numerous activities across the globe. Even rounds that ended up run did not permit for attendance, starving admirers of the racing action that they needed to see. So, Subaru determined to flip a motorsports competition for its supporters into a digital function and unveiled their new race car on the web.
We basically observed the car a short while ago at Fuji Speedway as Subaru executed tests of an upgraded next-generation BRZ. As you could expect, the GT300 car will now feature the look of the new BRZ, with the new head and taillights and grille. The car nonetheless wears its carbon fiber bodywork, but presumably when it starts off the 2021 time it will be decked out in its classic livery of Subaru’s WR blue and STI’s sakura pink.
Very little else was disclosed about the car, but presumably it will keep on to run a turbocharged flat-4 placing out about 350 horsepower dependent on the tune. Indeed, we know, but this is a race-only software based mostly on Subaru rally car engines slightly modified for street courses. You can see, and hear, the GT300 car at the 1:fifty four:48 mark in the video clip and in these tweets.
In the job interview section, drivers Hideki Yamauchi and Takuto Iguchi ended up restricted-lipped as perfectly, indicating about the car only, “It really is amazing” with being aware of smiles. They also mentioned they felt lonely this yr, as the entire SuperGT time was run this yr with no a single in the stands. Then Subaru rally driver Hiroki Arai joked that he’d by no means been in a SuperGT car, and the drivers agreed to swap machines. We can only hope that matters will return to standard before that occurs and admirers will be allowed to see that in man or woman.
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