The Japanese automaker, which has been riding on the high waves of success due to its ever growing popularity in America, is looking to spice up things for its BRZ sports coupe.
There’s a new series of upgrades for the model – though the fan-desired turbocharger is still nowhere to be found. The 2017 model year BRZ serves as the basis for the oddly-named “Series.Yellow” – which.comes.unspurprising.with.an.exclusive.yellow.paint. Joke aside, the special edition also adds custom 17-inch alloy wheels with a black finish that also extends to the side mirror caps and on all of the exterior badging. The limited run model will be manufactured in just 500 units and all of the examples will start life as a 2017 Limited version that also gets the new Performance Package. And that one adds upgraded Brembo brakes, SACHS Performance shock absorbers, updated stability control system, and a reworked chassis.
To make things even better, this limited-run BRZ will also pack a Torsen limited-slip differential. Inside still ticks the same 2.0-liter boxer engine which has been updated for the 2017 model year to deliver 205 horsepower (153 kilowatts) and 156 pound-feet (211 Newton meters) of torque. The power is delivered via a six-speed manual transmission with a lower final drive ratio (from 4.1 to 4.3:1). Inside the 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow features an upgraded leather-covered steering wheel and a 6.2-inch infotainment system, as well as other amenities: rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless access (with push-button start), and courtesy lights for the front doors.