It is produced at Subaru's factory in Gunma, Japan. Worldwide, it is sold under differing model names and brands such as the Toyota GT86 and the North America-only Scion FR-S, although each model is sold with slight differences between each.
In the United States, the BRZ is available in two trim levels - Premium and Limited, with the latter featuring more standard equipment.
The BRZ was primarily designed to feature outstanding handling capabilities, much like the highly regarded Toyota Corolla sport compacts of the 1980s. It is built on a light RWD platform with a low-sitting Subaru flat-four engine to allow for a low center of gravity.
Inspirations for the exterior design were taken from the side profile of the Toyota 2000GT, a highly sought-after grand tourer of the 1960s.
Need for Speed: No Limits
The BRZ appears Need for Speed: No Limits as a Street class car. It is the player's starter car and the blueprints can be found in Chapter 1 of the career.
The stock Subaru BRZ is a street class car given to the player at the beginning of the campaign. Additional blueprints can be found from various sources;
- Campaign - Chapter 1: First Scalp
- Car series - Uber Subaru: Complete Chapter 1
- Upgrade Crate
- Premium Crate
- Chop Shop
Receive 400 mechanic level XP by fully staging up this car.
|x3 Common Blueprints||4215||4058||4087||609|
Need for Speed (2015)
|0 - 60 mph||1/4 Mile||Top Speed||Power|
|Stock||06.59 seconds||15.03 seconds @ 98 mph (158 km/h)||143 mph (230 km/h)||207 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||02.29 seconds||09.10 seconds @ 167 mph (269 km/h)||232 mph (373 km/h)||992 hp|
Need for Speed: Payback
The BRZ appears in Need for Speed: Payback following a brief appearance in the customisation trailer released on July 27, 2017.
|Complete chapter 1 - Ignition.|
|Top Speed 143|
|0 - 60 6.40|
|1/4 Mile 15.03|
|N2O Capacity 3.6|
|N2O Power 3.6|
Need for Speed: Edge
The BRZ Premium 2014 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
Need for Speed: Heat
The BRZ appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, was published on August 19, 2019, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 2, which was released on August 27, 2019.
The stock BRZ can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat.
- Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
- Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/