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Subaru BRZ Sports Coupe

Subaru has recently unveiled one of the company’s newest vehicle models that will be sold in the US automobile market this year and this is the Subaru BRZ Sports coupe. The BRZ made its first appearance in the USA at the 2012 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit last January. Upon seeing the  Subaru BRZ, a lot of car buyers, vehicle experts, and other car enthusiasts were impressed with the sports coupe’s appearance. In addition to this, they were also amazed by some of the vehicle’s significant features.

The Subaru BRZ sports coupe has lower vehicle weight, very precise steering, and low center of gravity just like most sports car models in the market. This is powered by an FA-series 2.0-liter Boxer engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The Boxer engine is capable of producing up to 200 horsepower and the power produced by the engine is passed into the vehicle’s rear wheels. The power output produced by the sport car’s engine is considered to be common in its segment but Subaru expects that the overall performance of the BRZ will be able to stand out against its closest competitors in the segment.

The FA-series Boxer engine used in the BRZ is exclusively used by the model alone and this is not shared with any other Subaru vehicle. In addition to this, the materials used in the producing the engine is lightweight and these are capable of reducing the amount of friction produced when the vehicle is running. Due to this the BRZ is expected to offer an impressive running performance without the need to consume larger amounts of fuel.

Aside from the characteristics enumerated earlier, a lot of car experts have also noted that the Subaru BRZ sports coupe has frameless doors. But despite of the absence of the frames, the vehicle’s doors are obviously strong and this could be considered as a boost in its safety features. Thanks to the company’s use of the so-called “ring structure.” In addition to this, the doors are made of high-tensile-strength steel that further improve the doors’ sturdiness and resilience in the event of side crashes or collisions.

Given all of these features, it is very much possible for the Subaru BRZ sports coupe to emerge as one of the most sought-about sports car models for this year. This possible outcome could be considered as a very important event for the company since most of the sport car models in the market are also subjected to upgrades to further enhance their own performance.