With the 2013 Subaru BRZ slated to hit dealerships in just a few months, enthusiasts better start racing to their local Subaru dealerships – the automaker has officially started pre-orders for its new sports car.
On its consumer website, Subaru tells us that the 2013 BRZ will be produced in “extremely limited quantities,” although we don’t know just how limited the car will be in the U.S. yet. All we know is that “If you want to be one of those drivers you’ll need to move quickly.” When we spoke to Subaru PR, they would not confirm an exact number of units slated for the U.S., but they wouldn’t deny the rumored 6000 cars-per-year figure that’s currently floating around the Internet.
Despite opening the order books, Subaru has yet to officially announce pricing for the BRZ. However, we have previously reported that it will come in just under the $26,345 base price with destination for a 2012 Subaru WRX sedan, at $24,000 for a 2013 BRZ Premium. Even with that low price, the U.S.-spec BRZ will come standard with goodies like 17-inch alloy wheels; a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever; an eight-speaker sound system; a navigation system; and a Torsen limited-slip differential. An additional $3000 will bump buyers up to the BRZ Limited trim level that comes with leather and Alcantara-covered seats, fog lights, a rear lip spoiler, and other goodies.
All 2013 Subaru BRZs will be powered by the same 2.0-liter flat-four that is rated at 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque; unlike other cars wearing the Pleiades badge, the BRZ’s power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, although a six-speed automatic is optional. As we found out during our first drive of the BRZ, the car is a blast to drive because of its handling prowess.
If you can’t manage to reserve your own 2013 BRZ in real life, fret not – Subaru’s website also lets you pick from the seven different exterior color options. Our favorite? WR Blue Pearl, the same shade found on Subaru’s rally cars. For those lucky buyers who do manage to snatch up a 2013 BRZ, deliveries will begin starting this May.