Subaru of America today announced pricing on the 2017 BRZ line starts at $26,000 and increase to more than $30,000. The BRZ models arrive at retailers in September 2016. The rear drive sport car – developed with Toyota is known for is agile handling and, surprisingly, poor reliability.
Subaru claims improved handling, increased performance, more “aggressive styling” and new convenience features.
BRZ adds updated coil springs and dampers, as well as a larger rear stabilizer bar. Additional rigidity reinforcements added to the chassis are behind the strut tower braces, to the transmission cross-member plate and rear-wheel housings. The stability control system thresholds are raised to allow the driver to experience more of the car’s improved handling. In “Sport”, the results were thought by Subaru to justify a change in the name to “Track” from “Sport” mode.
A new aluminum intake manifold and redesigned exhaust manifold increase air flow, upping engine output in models with the 6-speed manual transmission to 205-horsepowerp and 156 lb.-ft. of torque. Also, a lower final drive ratio from 4.1 to 4.3:1 paired with the standard Torsen limited-slip differential, improves acceleration on models with the manual transmission.