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



Subaru sports cars for 2012:


Back in December we saw the Subaru BRZ GT300 in a promotional video showing off what it’ll look like on the track, and now we have some legitimate (as in, non-promotional) footage of the race car getting some shakedown test runs out at Fuji Speedway in Japan.

In preparation of the 2012 Super GT series that will start at the end of March, Subaru and other teams have already started testing their new vehicles for this year’s season. Fortunately the weather cooperated for at least one good day of testing for Subaru, and we look forward to seeing all the new cars this year and how well they’ll be doing.

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When R&D SPORT took the Subaru BRZ GT300 to Fuji Speedway, it was snowing on the first day.

On The second day the weather was clear and sunny, temperatures hitting just 4 degrees and Super GT BRZ could finally hit the track for shakedown.

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As expected, the BRZ GT300 looks absolutely gorgeous out on the track at full speed, and only makes us that much more impatient for its American release.

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STI motor sports project chief Tatsumi Eiji says "BRZ GT300 is aiming to leverage the low center of gravity in the characteristics of SUBARU" as the Super GT's low body is really drawing attention. Painted in WR blue resembling the theme color of SUBARU and boxer engine expressing loudness the BRZ GT300 was sprinting the Fuji Speedway.
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Motoshima Shinji, the Director of R&D SPORT feels a lot of pressure this year to make the BRZ express power and challenge as the diameter of restrictor for 2.0 liter engine is increased. BRZ GT 300 will challenge other cars with greater displacement engines so braking and cornering will play an important role this year

Tetsuya Yamano:

“This season, how we fight in the BRZ, which is at the centre of attention, and how we develop it are important. While feeling a very strong sense of responsibility, I predict the start of the season to be very tough.

“Making the most of the BRZ’s low centre of gravity, I would like to specifically demonstrate its cornering speed. I want to make sure that we finish on the podium at SUGO, Motegi, Suzuka, and Autopolis where there are many corners.”

Kota Sasaki:
The BRZ is the new face of SUBARU and I would like to do my best. While BRZ being a city car our mission is to show that it expresses speed. It is great responsibility to drive the BRZ. I'm looking forward to work with the team"

Check out two videos below of the BRZ GT300 hitting the track.

Round 1 will be held in Okayama at the end of March. But till then, more teams will be getting their new race cars onto the track to get the bugs out getting ready for the big race. We’ll make sure to post more photos and videos of Super GT BRZ as the season arrives!

Source: Minkara

The engine is turbocharged EJ20 boxer at 300hp (of course)

BRZ gt300 rear:


Tetsuya Yamano testing brz gt300 seat:




Qualified 8th in Okayama!

Round 5

JAF Grand Prix Fuji Sprint Cup 2012 qualifying super GT & Formula Nippon at Fuji Speedway was held on Friday, November 16, 2012.
Video: Subaru BRZ GT300 driven by Kota Sasaki and Tetsuya Yamano

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Testing in Okayama before first round of SGT 2013

Subaru BRZ GT300 got pole position after qualifying!


Here is a video overview of what happened in round 2.
Two pole positions this season! But luck is not on the BRZ team side

Kota slides out of track, still manages to get 3rd place in qualifying.

In the race R&D Sport team finishes in 4th position!!
Here is full video review of the Super GT race in Sepang!

2014 season wrap up