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The production model of the 2013 Subaru BRZ just got official, as seen in the January 2012 issue of Road & Track magazine. It won't be long until we'll see the real deal BRZ when it makes its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it appears that Road & Track got to experience the US-spec model based on these photos.

Powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0L flat-four with 200-bhp and 151 lb-ft of torque, the BRZ is going to be offered in two trim levels according to Subaru. The base model will sport 16-inch wheels, while the premium model will feature 17-inchers. The excerpt in Road & Track doesn't really reveal much about the upcoming sports car, stating that it "felt light on its feet and it cornered with confidence." It did say that the power felt adequate, but struggled climbing hills.

Based on the amber reflectors on the front bumper, the lack of headlight washers and the reverse lights without the red triangle reflector, we can safely assume that this will be the North American version of the BRZ. Hang tight as Autoguide.com will have live photos from the Tokyo Motor Show when the Subaru BRZ officially debuts.

More: Subaru BRZ Official Production Photos Released: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show Preview on Autoguide.com
 

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Not the most impressive looking production model but at least it's not far off from the concept car's we have been seeing.
The whole 4x4 off road look it has is a big turn off for most as well as the BRZ wheel choice in the pic.

Maybe a revised/face-lifted model will be more convincing
 
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