Posted Jan 30th 2013 6:30PM
As if we needed any more reasons to take a Subaru BRZ to the track, Subaru has just announced that it will be producing a racing-spec version of the car straight from the assembly line. The only problem is that the BRZ RA Racing is being offered for the Japanese domestic market only, and won't be visiting any road courses in North America any time soon.
To get the BRZ ready for some serious track time, Subaru added brake ducts beneath the front fascia, removable tow hooks and an oil cooler behind the grille. Inside, the car gets a factory six-point roll cage (including custom-fit floor mats) and a four-point race harness for the driver. Now we get to pricing where NA enthusiasts will get even more miffed. The entire suite of racing add-ons increases the BRZ's price by 31,500 yen, which converts to less than CAD$350; the total price of the car converts to right around CAD$30,500.
There is a brief press release posted below, which has been translated (somewhat poorly) by Google.
Related GallerySubaru BRZ RA Racing
~ Can compete in ~ "GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race" announced the SUBARU BRZ "RA Racing" vehicles compete one-make race
January 25, 2013
Participation as a vehicle for one-make race 86/SUBARU BRZ TOYOTA, FHI, today announced the "RA Racing" was a charity race bodywork for SUBARU BRZ.
Based on the "RA" is the best grade to improve brake performance in the customization, Torsen LSD "RA Racing" is * 1 , equipped and air-cooled engine oil cooler. In addition, also decorated with safety equipment, such as 6-point roll cage and 4 point seat belt, was Mel specifications and enjoy with confidence the traveling circuit that assumes the race.
This vehicle, one make race "GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race" that is scheduled to take place from the summer of 2013: Toyota Techno Craft (supervision Toyota Cars Race association) * 2 will be released from the "86 Racing It is possible with the war. "
Under the brand statement "Confidence in Motion" Subaru, while through the "car making sure" to deliver "enjoyment and peace of mind", FHI, we aim to expand the Subaru fan. It is part of that commitment to one make race "GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race" at this time.
Major equipment - SUBARU BRZ "RA Racing"]
Front / rear ventilated disc brakes
brake ducts, dedicated & dedicated brake back plate (with vehicles left and right front)
Torsen LSD [limited-slip differential]
engine oil cooler, air-cooled
4-point seat belt certified (FIA ,) Exclusively designed for competition vehicles equipped * 3 & Anchor bolt mounting
point roll cage, 6 with sidebar
Manual air conditioning) with (clean filter
dedicated floor mat) vehicles equipped with seat driver / passenger (
front transport Hook & rear transport hook (with vehicle-Exclusively designed for competition)