Subaru fans had to wait long for a sports coupe, on each new exhibition showed the Japanese studies . Now, finally, the finished production car on the way home desBRZ fair in Tokyo.
The two-seater was developed jointly with its partner Toyota, Subaru contributes mainly to the new 2.0-liter boxer engine that delivers 200 hp and maximum torque of 205 Nm at 6,600 rpm / min. He has called a D-4S, combined direct and port injection. His power is transferred via a manual six-speed gearbox to the rear wheels, optionally, a six-speed automatic is available.
The engine is offset far to the rear, so that there is a favorable weight distribution of 53 to 47 percent (front / rear). The maximum speed is 230 km / h, average fuel consumption of 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers. Around the coupe weighs a ton, and thus about 200 kilograms lighter than two-seater competitors.
The sports car measures 4.24 meters in length, 1.78 meters in width and is only 1.28 meters high. Nevertheless, the Japanese will offer space for up to four persons, with the rear seats should be rather seen as an emergency. The production of the Subaru and its sister model TOYOTA GT 86 is scheduled to begin in 2012, the prices were not fixed but is expected to lie at around 30,000 €.