Whilst it is almost identical in feature set and looks to the Toyota 86, the Subaru commands a higher price tag (around AU$ 37K) and obviously a little more online buying cred.
With just 201 cars available through to New Year, huge online demand temporarily stalled Subaru’s website, but after it went live around 12:45 AEST, the first online customer took just 20 minutes to complete the process, from choosing accessories, completing their contract and paying their deposit.
From 12:noon on the opening day of sales earlier this month (July 16th) Subaru's website traffic initially quadrupled with the first eight orders for the sports car initiated by 12:05.
Now if you wish to order a BRZ it will be 2013 before you get behind the wheel of a right hand drive Australian model.
SPECS and PICS of the SUBARU BRZ on Page 2
Subaru BRZ Specifications
$AU 37,150 MRLP
Engine – 2.0 Litre, four Cylinder Petrol
Output – 147kW/205Nm
Wheels/Tyres – 215/45 17x7.5
Fuel/CO2 – 7.8L/100km/181 g/km
Safety – Seven airbags/ Five-star ANCAP