Subaru has teamed up with Possum Bourne Motorsport to offer up track-only versions of its BRZ coupe, to be unveiled at the 2012 Sydney Motor Show.
PBMS, based out of New Zealand, offers a variety of options for its customers, who can start with an entry level model and build up from there to create a completely customized model that caters to their own ideal.
While Nick Senior, Subaru Australia Managing Director, noted this is not an attempt for Subaru to get into motorsports again, the company is aware that its customer base has its fair share of enthusiasts that can benefit from the products.
“From day one we have always imagined the BRZ would appeal to the ‘weekend warriors’ – people who enjoy club level motorsport activities,” said Senior. “PBMS has developed packages that will appeal to these enthusiasts. It is a company that has developed an international reputation for excellence in engineering and fastidiousness in attention to detail.”
Several packages will be offered for the Subaru BRZ, as outlined below:
The entry-level package includes:
• Rollcage kit, including installation
• Recaro motorsport seats
• Sabelt six-point harness
• Fuel system modifications, including lines and connectors
• Carbonfibre lightweight parts, including door panels
The upscale package, displayed at AIMS (Australian International Motor Show), adds:
• Driveline and suspension modifications, including Cusco height and damper adjustable coilover suspension
• Brake package, including AP front and rear rotors and calipers and STI handbrake
• Electrical kit, including wiring, circuit breakers and lightweight battery
• Recaro winged-HANS seats
• Enkei 18 x 8.0 lightweight wheels and Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R motorsport tyres.
In addition, a third kit provides a complete performance parts package, including a heavy amount of gearbox and engine work, although full customization is also available.
-By: Alexandra Koken