Subaru and its performance department STI (Subaru Tecnica International) aren’t wasting any time. Just a few months after the world was introduced to the 2021 Subaru BRZ, the automaker has now revealed their Super GT challenger that will compete in the GT300 class.
From the looks and color alone, the car is a true Subaru. The GT300 challenger is finished in Subaru's iconic World Rally Blue colorway, accompanied by contrasting red, black, and white stripes. While official photos have been released, the spec-sheet has not. But considering that the new road-going BRZ has a new 2.4-liter (FA24) engine, it is likely that the race version uses the same power unit, albeit built to different specs. A turbo may have also been added to the mix to bump power levels.
The new Super GT300 BRZ will be one of six cars built to comply with JAF (Japan Automobile Federation) GT300 rules. Interestingly, The new BRZ will also be the lone non-Toyota challenger on the grid; its competitors either being a GR Supra GT300 or a Prius PHV GR Sports.
Along with the new car, the factory team has a new team manager, Masahiro Ozawa, replacing Makoto Shibuya. The driver line-up stays the same, with the team opting to retain both Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi.
Will Subaru be able to win the GT300 title this year against a field of Toyota? We will find out once the season begins in April.