BRZ GT300 for Super GT
Subaru / R&D sport Legacy B4 finished 4th overall in 2011 season.
For 2012 Kota Sasaki and Tetsuya Yamano will drive the new Subaru BRZ GT300:
When Subaru released the details of its all-new BRZ GT300 racer and confirmed its participation in the 2012 Japanese Super GT race series, it was only a matter of time before Toyota confirmed its new rear-wheel drive racehorse - the GT 86 for the series, which debuted this year at the Tokyo Motor Show. However, the rumor mill is spinning that Toyota is overlooking the BRZ's sister car - the GT 86 - and is instead prepping up a GT300 version of its tree-hugging Prius Hybrid! If the rumor turns out to be true, the Toyota Prius will replace the Toyota Corolla Axio, which has been competing in the series since 2009.
There are no details yet on the drivetrain and the powerplant that will be placed under the hood of the Prius GT300. But given that the stock 2012 Prius model has a 1.8-litre petrol engine and a 98PS gas engine, the Prius will have to undergo some extensive modifications to get the hybrid racer up to GT300 standards, which allows competing vehicles to produce up to 300PS.Toyota seems determined to show the world that its hybrid technology is just as adept at racing as it is at saving fuel.
Super GT schedule 2012:
31.03 - 01.04 Okayama International Circuit, Mimasaka in Japan
03.05 - 04.05 Fuji International Speedway, Oyama in Japan
09.06 - 10.06 Sepang F1 Circuit, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia
28.07 - 29.07 Sportsland SUGO, Miyagi in Japan
18.08 - 19.08 Suzuka International Racing Course, Mie Prefecture in Japan
15.09 - 16.09 Fuji International Speedway, Oyama in Japan
13.10 - 14.10 Autopolis, Kamitsue village in Japan
27.10 - 28.10 Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi in Japan