The Japanese based automakers Subaru and Toyota have recently announced the launch of Purist versions in Japan, for the BRZ and GT 86 sports cars.
According to the two car manufacturers, the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ Purist editions have been stripped down and should now offer some extraordinary performance for their prices. The two sports cars are now coming without air conditioning, audio system, leather finishes on certain interior parts, silver trimming, aluminum pedals, audio system, trunk light and some other things, and because they took all that away, the automakers are charging us extra money. How’s this tip? Charge us more for extra features!
The Purist edition of the Toyota GT 86 has a starting price of JPY2,058,000 (EUR16,750 / USD26,490), while the Subaru BRZ now costs JPY1,990,000 (EUR16,200 / USD25,625), compared to the standard 24,000 USD price in Japan. As a reminder, both the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ are powered by the same 2.0 liter four cylinder engine, which is developing a total output of 197 horsepower at 7.000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 151 lb-ft available at 6.600 rpm. Power is being sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission with a short stroke shift level, but an optional six-speed automatic transmission, with paddle shifts, is also available.