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Not sure if we have any members here from Australia here yet but this is great new for those that live their. Even before the Subaru BRZ was confirmed for Australia, I already had a good feeling it was going to make their.


http://www.caradvice.com.au/151848/subaru-brz-officially-confirmed-for-australia/
Subaru has confirmed CarAdvice’s exclusive story from last week by revealing the rear-wheel-drive BRZ sports coupe is coming to Australia in 2012.

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior this morning confirmed a number of factors swayed the brand’s decision to deviate from its 15-year strategy of selling only all-wheel-drive vehicles.

“The passion and persuasion of the FHI [Fuji Heavy Industries] engineers involved in the project was telling,” said Senior. “They have poured their DNA into this car, so it drives like a Subaru. And because it is built in our spiritual home in Gunma prefecture, it has to be a Subaru.”
Senior described the BRZ as a “driver’s car”, and said he believed it was “in keeping with our fun-to-drive philosophy”.

The Subaru BRZ is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine with 147kW and 205Nm of torque. While its estimated 0-100km/h acceleration of around seven seconds may not have sports car fans flocking to showrooms, but our drive of the virtually identical Toyota 86 recently suggests its compact dimensions, lightweight construction and low centre of gravity will also make it an agile, corner-loving machine.

“The testing and development we have undertaken for the Australian market has left me in no doubt that this is a Subaru specifically for our unique Australian conditions,” Senior said.

Following a drip-feed of information, teasers and concepts spanning more than two years, the BRZ was finally unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show late last month.

Senior says Subaru has been “overwhelmed” by Australia’s response to the BRZ.

“People have been pleading for us to bring the BRZ into the country. Dealers have been astonished at the level of interest. Indeed, the first BRZ has already been sold in Adelaide, despite no pricing or specification being released.”

Last week, CarAdvice reported one of Subaru’s largest Australian dealerships would have limited numbers of the BRZ in its showroom by May, potentially beating the Toyota 86 to market, which is due in “mid-2012”.

Subaru will confirm more details closer to its local launch. Expect prices slightly higher than the Toyota version, which is tipped to start between $35,000 and $40,000.
 

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This car will be release en-mass this car will be the new Honda Civic of parts and tuning everyone will have one in 10-20 years this car will be something great. No doubt will they release this everywhere it has turned into the little car that could!
 

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I don't think this car will necessarily be as common a a Honda Civic. Parts for the first 5 years are going to be expensive and rare. The aftermarket performance manufacturers are going to jump on the BRZ and FR-S quick and try to come out with products that that will be high in demand to make money. Common bolt ons will show up quickly and over the years more refined parts and eventually suspension and engine performance parts will start to come out. Its going to be a process but I can really see the BRZ being a true track star.
 
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