The Toyota 86 was a 2+2 sports car that was jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, manufactured Subaru’s along with a badge-engineered variant, marketed as the Subaru BRZ. So, if you ever find yourself under your BRZ and things aren’t looking right, grab a Subaru BRZ service manual and get things straightened out.
The BRZ’s name is derived from the first letter of the Boxer engine, RWD, and zenith. The Subaru BRZ varies from the 86’s design when it comes to the front fascia. It’s headlight assembly, grille, and front fender vent all differ from the Toyota 86.
Subaru released a BRZ tS model for the Japanese market in 2013. The tS model featured an improved suspension setup, STI body kit and front spoiler, 18-inch silver BBS wheels, Brembo brakes, and a larger drive shaft, along with interior changes including a new front seat, steering wheel, gauges, and Alcantara accents. A further tS GT Package includes black BBS wheels, Recaro seats, and an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing.
The Subaru BRZ also featured two new colors, including ‘WR Blue Pearl’ metallic finish and a new key fob. Moreover, Subaru also launched special editions both for Australia and the United States auto markets. For the US model, it featured STI body kit parts, red brake calipers, and 17-inch STI black alloy wheels. In Australia, Subaru launched a similar variant known as the Special Edition. It featured stripes across the hood, roof, and boot; STI boot spoiler plus front, side, and rear-side under spoilers; 17-inch STI black alloy wheels; a push-button starter switch and a rear diffuser. Plus, it was available in every existing BRZ paint hue.
In 2015, Subaru unveiled the limited edition Hyper Blue range across its WRX, WRX STI, and BRZ models. By February 2018, Subaru of America released a limited edition SOA 50th Anniversary edition BRZ. Only 250 were produced. It was based on the Limited trim level featuring satin chrome exterior trim and badging SOA 50th anniversary emblem and Heritage Blue exterior color. The interior featured silver seatbelts; black upholstery with contrasting silver stitching, and the 50th Anniversary logo embroidered on the carpeted floor mats and front seats.
The BRZ is thriving. It has a reputation for being a fun car to drive. However, if your BRZ is in need of care, just remember that having a Subaru BRZ repair manual can make the repair process go much quicker.