The Subaru BRZ , together with its Toyota and Scion sisters, has become quite a popular sell in a number of markets all over the world. Over in Japan, where Subaru calls home and where special edition models are released at an incredibly rapid rate, the Japanese automaker is joining the fray with the unveiling of the new BRZ Premium Sport Edition.
The car has been hailed as a adult-oriented version of the BRZ and a production version of the concept model that was seen earlier this year at the Tokyo Auto Salon . Despite all the flowery attributes being given to the BRZ Premium Sport Edition, the car does lack all the aerodynamic modifications that were seen in the concept.
Instead, Subaru decided to deck the car with a subtle exterior upgrade that includes a set of black-finished, 17-inch, STI aluminum wheels and...well, that’s about it.
Meanwhile, the car’s interior gets all of the nice upgrades, including tan leather doors, black leather with tan stitching on the manual gearbox levers and the handbrake, plenty of satin silver accents on the cabin, two-tone sports seats and a steering wheel wrapped in tan and black leather, black Alcantara with tan contrast stitching just above the instrument panel, the sides of the center console, and the top section of the doors.
Carbon-fiber trim on the dashboard and a red push engine button from STI, as well as the aluminum pedals, conclude the new upgrades given to the BRZ Premium Sport Edition.
The special edition BRZ is set to hit dealerships before the end of the year at a price of 3,034,500 Yen, which is around a little over $31,000 based on current exchange rates.
Click past the jump to read about the Subaru BRZ and to see more details on the Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Edition
Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Edition - In Detail
Push-Button Start Detail
Gear Shifter Detail
Two-Tone Seat Detail
Steering Wheel Detail
The standard BRZ was unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show and Subaru put it on sale in early 2012.
The BRZ is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed boxer engine equipped with Toyota’s direct injection and port injection technology. It delivers a total of 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet torque. The engine is mated to either a standard six-speed manual transmission with a short-shift lever or with an optional six-speed automatic tranny that has an "S mode" for better shifting response and an "M mode" for optional shifting.
In the U.S. market, the model is priced from $25,495.