The track-only Subaru BRZ motorsport project car, built by New Zealand-based Possum Bourne Motorsport (PBMS), has been unveiled at today’s 2012 Sydney motor show to the delight of die-hard Subaru motorsport fans.
While Subaru Australia says it has no current plans to re-enter the motorsport arena itself, the PBMS Subaru BRZ motorsport project car was initiated as a response to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the BRZ road car from motorsport enthusiasts.
Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior said the car aims to take the thrill of Subaru’s second-ever rear-wheel drive car, the BRZ, to a whole new level for those with a bias towards serious track work.
“There’s a massive level of interest among motorsport fans, so we’re keen to tap into that market,” Senior said.
Possum Bourne Motorsport, started by the great man of rally who sadly passed away in 2003 after a collision in a non-competitive situation, have developed three track-ready packages for the Subaru BRZ of varying levels of modification and specification, to suit customers’ required purposes.
The entry-level package includes a rollcage kit, Recaro motorsport seats, Sabelt six-point harness, fuel system modifications, and carbonfibre lightweight parts such as door panels.
The upscale package, seen at Subaru’s motor show stand, adds driveline and suspension modifications including Cusco height and damper adjustable coil-over suspension, AP front and rear brake rotors and calipers, STI handbrake, specialised electrical kit with wiring, circuit breakers and lightweight battery, Recaro HANS-compatible seats, Enkei 18×8 lightweight wheels and Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R motorsport tyres.
The last and most extreme option sees a complete performance parts package with engine and gearbox enhancements, and other modifications depending on individual requirements. The team at PBMS can also completely strip and repaint the cars.
Subaru says those keen on the motorsport packages should contact Possum Bourne Motorsport directly – no doubt flooding the company with interested parties.
Read CarAdvice’s Subaru BRZ Review.