As with all Subarus, the BRZ didn't start as a line drawing on
the sketch pad of a Senior Designer. The BRZ was born from a desire
to build a sports car which was built only to the mantra of sheer
driving pleasure. Through this unwavering determination, Subaru have
The BRZ developed with a range of prototypes including the white
model shown here which was based on a modified Legacy. This
prototype was built to prove the low centre of gravity concept. The
front driveshafts were removed and the engine placed as low and as
far back as possible, both of which to ensure the weight was in
exactly the right place.
The later prototypes were based on the previous Impreza and allowed
the Subaru Engineering team to put BRZ to the test. Enduring months
of gruelling testing, the Engineering team strove to achieve
perfection, all the time reminding themselves of the very being of
the BRZ, to offer sheer driving pleasure.
The fact that the BRZ boasts the lowest centre of gravity of any car
is not a coincidence. It represents the years of determination and
single minded focusfrom the same team that introduced Impreza, WRX
STI, Legacy, Outback, Forester and XV to the world.