- subaru revealed its second-gen brz super gt race car during a motorsport fan appreciation live stream.
- super gt is the top level of racing in japan, and everything from the toyota prius to european gt3 cars from audi and bmw race in it.
- the 2022 subaru brz road car is powered by a 228-hp 2.4-liter flat-four and will go on sale in the u.s. in fall 2021.
the 2022 subaru brz sticks to the purist sports-car formula with a naturally aspirated engine, a standard manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive. like the first-generation sports car, the second-gen brz will race in japan's super gt gt300 series. the new race car was revealed during a subaru motorsport fan appreciation live stream. if you're here just to see and listen to the new race car, we'll help you out: it's shown in the video below at 1:54:47.
super gt is the top level of grand-touring auto racing in japan, and it's split between two groups: gt500 and gt300. in the gt300 series, where the cars are less powerful, japanese automakers race everything from the toyota prius to the subaru brz. gt3 cars from european manufacturers such as audi, bmw, and mercedes-benz also participate.
a naturally aspirated 228-hp 2.4-liter flat-four powers the 2022 brz, while the super gt car should use an upgraded and more powerful four-cylinder engine. subaru didn't share many details on the new race car's powertrain, though car and driver has reached out to the automaker for more information. the previous-gen road cars were powered by a 2.0-liter unit that produced 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque, although the first-gen brz gt300 car used the ej20 engine from the subaru legacy.
the new race car's bodywork looks similar to the previous-gen's, huge wing and all, but it also sports the 2022 brz's chunkier headlights and sleeker taillights. the new road car is only just over an inch longer and half an inch lower than the first-gen car. it'll go on sale in the u.s. in the fall of next year, and pricing is expected to start around $30,000.