A highlight of Subaru's 'Performance Car Show' will be the Australian presentation of the WRX concept recently unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.
Other displays include the BRZ S, which will soon be an addition to Subaru's production model line-up. It adds a range of Subaru Tecnica International (STI)-inspired equipment to the stock BRZ sports coupe.
Also on show will be the BRZ Motorsport car, a Liberty GT wagon special edition prototype and current WRX special edition prototype, which previews a model that will be released in two months in limited quantities.
Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia said: "The purpose of this event is twofold: Firstly, it is a chance to demonstrate our performance vehicle credentials; Secondly, with the future of the traditional motor show clouded, this gives us an opportunity to explore possible options.
"It's a free, value-added experience in line with our All 4 the Driver customer philosophy and depending upon the response, it could be the start of a whole new approach to dealing directly with our customers and Subaru enthusiast," Senior added.
"Our customer feedback indicates there's still no substitute for seeing our hottest developments in the metal, so it's an opportunity to amplify our presence in front of people genuinely interested in our cars."
The performance car stable can be viewed by the public on:
- Subaru [email protected], Melbourne Friday 31 May - Saturday 8 June (not open Sunday), 0830-1700,
- Jarvis Subaru, Adelaide Friday 14 - Monday 17 June, 0830-1700,
- Denlo Subaru, Parramatta Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 June, 0830-1700,
The Subaru Performance Car exhibits comprise:
Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in March, this is the first opportunity to see the car anywhere in the world since. The concept hints at some future Subaru design language. Among the features that could become reality are the latest takes on the classic Subaru hexagonal grille, the hawk-eye headlights and the famous turbocharged Subaru bonnet scoop. The vehicle is doing a whistle stop tour down under before continuing its international motor show commitments.
This BRZ features a distinctive sports pack, which will be sold exclusively online at https://buybrzonline.subaru.com.au/ from mid-June. The factory-backed pack comprises a long list of components that distinguish it from the standard BRZ, including, front under, side, rear-side and boot lip spoilers, a flexible tower bar, coil spring set and 17-inch black STI alloy wheels.
This cars adds distinctive GT sports stripes that run its length, from boot to bonnet, making one of the most noticeable cars on the road even more sporty. It also highlights a broad range of other available or soon-to-be-launched BRZ accessories, including fuel filler cap garnish, carbonfibre-type instrument panel insert, carpet mats, spare wheel carpet mat, rear step panel, AVN satellite navigation system, reverse camera, front and rear parking assistance, STI exhaust, battery clamp/holder, STI oil cap and STI valve cap set.
A star attraction at last year's Australian International Motor Show, the unique BRZ Motorsport coupe is a potent track-ready car. It was created by long-term Subaru motorsport partner, New Zealand-based Possum Bourne Motorsport (PBMS). Among the features that distinguish it from standard production BRZ are a roll cage kit, Recaro motorsport seats, Sabelt six-point harness, fuel system modifications, including lines and connectors and carbonfibre lightweight parts, including door panels.
LIBERTY GT WAGON SPECIAL EDITION PROTOTYPE
It features a long list of STI and Fuji Heavy Industries accessories, some of which can be bought individually through the authorized Subaru dealer network. Additions to the standard Liberty GT wagon include front lip spoiler, rear tailgate lip spoiler, side under spoiler, pinstripe set, 18-inch Enkei alloy wheels, flexible tower bar, automatic transmission gear knob, front LED lights, front and rear coil springs, sports exhaust, battery/clamp holder, oil and valve caps.
WRX SPECIAL EDITION PROTOTYPE
Now in its 20th year, the original turbocharged All-Wheel Drive pocket rocket will be celebrated this year in a special edition that will include many of the accessories shown on the prototype display car. Available for sale in September, this tribute to Subaru's heritage will be limited to just 300 units in WR Blue. The name will be revealed closer to launch. Among the features are Recaro seats and trim with blue alcantara inserts, gold-coloured coated 17-inch alloy wheels, STI rear spoiler, STI front lip spoiler, black steering wheel stitching, blue seat trim and door armrest stitching and STI-type soft touch centre console lid with blue stitching.