This year's LA Auto Show will give us a look at the Subaru BRZ Concept, and even though we don't even have finalized details on the upcoming vehicle, Subaru has already announced that the BRZ will represent them in the 2012 Super GT Championship in Japan. Obviously Subaru has a long heritage of racing in Japan, and the BRZ will compete in the GT300 class replacing the current STI Legacy B4.
It's obvious that both Toyota's FT-86 and Subaru's BRZ will become the next-generation of popular sports cars, and fielding some entries in Japan's popular racing series will do wonders in garnering attention towards the new vehicle. Currently it's believed that the production BRZ will feature a 2.0L naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder boxes engine with around 200-hp (same as what's found in the FT-86). We're still keeping our fingers crossed for a turbocharged variant to truly carry on the STI namesake.
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