Wednesday, 22 February 2012

SUBARU BRZ, and TOYOTA GT 86 (Hachi-Roku)

Subaru BRZ 2L Turbo


The 2013 SUBARU BRZ PREMIUM at roughly $24,000 comes with
  • 2 litre flat 4 boxer engine
  • 200 hp and 151 lb ft of torque
  • Torsen limited-slip differential
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Tilt-telescope leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather shift knob and handbrake
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Aluminum pedal pads
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Standard Navigation
  • Curb weight of 2689 lbs, 1220kg

The $27,000 SUBARU BRZ Limited has in addition:
  • Leather Alcantara upholstery
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Front foglights
and more.

Read more via MotorTrend

SUBARU BRZ specifications

2013 Subaru BRZ - U.S. Model Features

Body Style 2-door Coupe
Drive Type Rear wheel drive
Grade Premium Limited
Engine 2.0L DOHC flat-4 with D-4S port/direct injection
Transmission 6MT 6AT 6MT 6AT
Exterior Head Lamp High intensity discharge
Front Fog Lamp n/a Standard
Door outer handle Body color
Door outer mirror Body color Body color w/ mirror heater
Rear garnish Body color
Rear spoiler n/a Standard
Windshield glass Green laminate with top shade
Wiper Designed blade
Tire size/type 215/45R17 Summer 215/45R17 Summer
Wheels 17-in. aluminum 17-in. aluminum
Interior Instrument Panel & upper dash surface Soft touch composite
IP center cluster Black Silver
Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake lever Standard
Pedal pad Aluminum
Door inner handle Chrome
Seat material Fabric Alcantara + Leather
Air conditioner Manual Auto 2-zone control
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel Standard
Gauge cluster Analog speedo and tach, digital speedometer with red illumination on a black panel with silver rings
Audio/Nav 8 speaker audio system Standard
Navigation Standard
Roof Antenna FM/AM/XM
Safety VDC Standard
Brake (front/rear) 11.6-in Vented Disc/11.4-in Vented Disc 11.6-in Vented Disc/11.4-in Vented Disc
Side and curtain airbags Standard
Fun to Drive Paddle shift (sport shift) n/a std n/a std
LSD Standard
Front/rear stabilizer Standard
Other Front seat heater n/a std
Smart start/entry (keyless go) n/a std
Anti-theft sys Immobilizer Immobilizer w/alarm
Spare tire T135/80D16
Cruise Control Standard

A view of the Toyota Subaru engine is:


While I was looking around on the net, it occured to me that this engine bay looked very familiar.

I then looked up the TOYOTA GT 86.


The Roadtest of Toyota GT 86 quickly confirmed what I thought

.... they share the same engine.

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