Like Subarus and your cars in a light blue hue? We bring great news, as a limited edition BRZ has been announced that ticks both boxes.
The Subaru BRZ Hyper Blue is based on the 2016 version of the rear-wheel drive affordable sports car and has been limited to a production run of 500. It follows in the footsteps of the BRZ Series Blue from 2015.
It features a lighter shade of blue than Subaru fans will be used to the point where it’s reminiscent of Volvo’s Polestar shade. Contrasting black alloys, mirrors and badges tone down the exterior, but only a bit.
Inside is yet more blue mixed with black leather and alcantara giving it a touch of luxury and sportiness. It also has silver BRZ logos embroidered on the front seatbacks and carbon effect for the centre dashboard panel.
The engine is unchanged – apparently the 2017 model will get a power hike – so that means a 2.0-litre 200hp boxer engine like in the non-Hyper Blue car. So expect rear-wheel drive fun that won’t necessarily relieve you of your driving licence.
Subaru’s StarLink infotainment system with a 6.2-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, CD player, AUX-in, USB port and smartphone music streaming has also been included. A rear view camera for making parking a touch easier is also standard.
In addition to the BRZ, the Subaru WRX STI will also be getting the Hyper Blue limited edition treatment. The same blue and 18-inch BBS alloy wheels give the car its unique look, while a slightly larger production run of 700 means you have more chance of owning one.
A nine-speaker Harman Kardon audio system powered by a 440-watt amplifier, navigation, special edition interior, keyless entry with push button ignition and special interior illumination that turns on when you approach or leave the vehicle completes the package.
Subaru is yet to say a price or when you can buy the car, but expect to hear more in the Autumn. We’ll keep you posted on whether the UK will be getting any of the batch.
Check out our review of the virtually identical Toyota GT86.