Just like partner Toyota, Subaru Australia will offer a special 10th anniversary edition BRZ to commemorate the sporty rear-drive coupe’s first decade.
On a side note, I feel old writing that.
While details and even arrival timing are being kept under wraps – beyond Subaru Australia confirming it would come – it’s expected the local-market BRZ special edition will be much like the Japanese version revealed this week.
If you were hoping for mechanical enhancements, you’re outta luck, because that car sticks to design changes.
In Japan, the BRZ 10th anniversary model gets 18-inch matte black aluminium wheels, black emblems and mirror covers, blue interior stitching, darker metallic decorations, and blue-black Ultrasuede seats. Oh, and stickers…
Just 200 will be made in Japan, suggesting the Australian version will be strictly limited in scope. Another allocation of regular BRZs is due here in the third quarter of 2022, so perhaps the 10th Anniversary will lob somewhat concurrently.
As we reported earlier this week, a conceptually similar – but orange-themed – Toyota GR86 10th Anniversary Edition will arrive locally in late 2022, limited to just 86 examples.
The new BRZ/86 remain rear-wheel drive and powered by a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine. It grew from 2.0- to 2.4 litres between the first and second generations though, and power and torque figures climbed 22kW and 37Nm.
Want to see the old and new models compared? Our resident racing driver – former Subaru WRC driver Chris Atkinson – wrote this piece for us below.