The STI BRZ of Team R&D Sport represents all that is right about the Super GT series. From an enthusiasts’ perspective, to see a much anticipated model get converted into a mean looking racer months before the car in question actually goes on sale is a rather good marketing move. That is precisely what STI did, showing the car at the for the first time at last year’s Tokyo Motorshow, generating an incredible amount of interest.
First thing you notice is that like every purpose-built and developed Super GT car, aerodynamics have paid a huge part in dictating the overall shape, with that usual high wheel arch line rising up well above the bonnet line. This particular trait isn’t as exaggerated as in a lot of other cars, resulting in a very aggressive yet pleasant silhouette.
With engine-power capped at 300 PS the BRZ, like most other cars in GT300, is actually massively underpowered if you think about it. That’s why engineers and aerodynamicists work on making it stick to the tarmac, its performance centered around extremely high cornering speeds and transitions rather than outright power and acceleration. That’s why top speed isn’t that impressive, but seeing them defy physics around the twisty sections is where your mind will be blown. So that massive wing and rear extractor help the two drivers, Kouta Sasaki and Tetsuya Yamano, bring as much speed as they dare into and around corners.
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