The Japanese based automakers Subaru and Toyota have recently announced that the new BRZ and GT 86 sports cars have entered production in Japan.
According to Fuji Heavy Industries, the makers of Subaru vehicles, the ceremony which kicked off the production of the two sports cars was presided by the Toyota Motor Company’s president, Akio Toyoda, at the assembly plant situated in Gunma Prefecture which was used until now to make minicars for the regional market, but besides the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ, the new Impreza will also be made at the facility starting with March 2013.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the ceaseless efforts of all FHI people and staff who were involved in the development, production and preparations for both models. The Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86 not have been successfully developed without the collaboration between FHI and TMC. We started the alliance for mutual growth in 2005. Now I’m delighted to see this moment that our alliance surely bore fruit”, said the Akio Toyoda.
As a small reminder, both the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ are powered by the Subaru borrowed 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, with the Toyota’s D-4S direct injection technology, which is developing a total output of 197 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.