28/01/2021

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Subaru reveals SuperGT BRZ race car in fan appreciation video

Around the weekend Subaru unveiled its new BRZ race car, which it will campaign upcoming...

Around the weekend Subaru unveiled its new BRZ race car, which it will campaign upcoming year in the GT300 course of Japan’s SuperGT collection. The car was demonstrated in an on line video clip known as “Subaru Motorsport Admirer Appreciation Gathering 2020” that covered its rally, the 86/BRZ 1-make league that it operates with Toyota, and SuperGT, Japan’s premier touring car collection.

The previous year has been a disappointment to a lot of race admirers as the COVID-19 pandemic canceled many activities across the globe. Even rounds that had been operate did not permit for attendance, starving admirers of the racing motion that they needed to see. So, Subaru made the decision to flip a motorsports festival for its supporters into a virtual event and unveiled their new race car on line.

We essentially saw the car lately at Fuji Speedway as Subaru conducted exams of an upgraded 2nd-technology BRZ. As you may anticipate, the GT300 car will now function the search of the new BRZ, with the new head and taillights and grille. The car even now wears its carbon fiber bodywork, but presumably when it starts off the 2021 period it’ll be decked out in its traditional livery of Subaru’s WR blue and STI’s sakura pink.

Minor else was unveiled about the car, but presumably it’ll proceed to operate a turbocharged flat-4 putting out about 350 horsepower relying on the tune. Certainly, we know, but this is a race-only application primarily based on Subaru rally car engines somewhat modified for road programs. You can see, and hear, the GT300 car at the one:fifty four:forty eight mark in the video clip and in these tweets.

In the job interview phase, drivers Hideki Yamauchi and Takuto Iguchi had been tight-lipped as nicely, declaring about the car only, “It can be awesome” with realizing smiles. They also reported they felt lonely this year, as the complete SuperGT period was operate this year with no 1 in the stands. Then Subaru rally driver Hiroki Arai joked that he’d never ever been in a SuperGT car, and the drivers agreed to swap machines. We can only hope that issues will return to regular in advance of that happens and admirers will be allowed to see that in particular person.

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