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 |  Feb 13 2012, 7:01 PM

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Let’s go ahead and call the Subaru BRZ the fraternal twin to the Toyota GT 86… or is it a triplet to the Scion FR-S?

Well whatever it is, the BRZ will now come in a stripped down variant just like the GT 86 RC model, but the BRZ RA will be a little more appealing with the bumpers painted.

Other than that, the BRZ RA will be just like the GT 86, coming with 16-inch steel wheels, unpainted door handles and mirror caps, no fog lights and some of the interior amenities also removed including the air conditioning and stereo. Performance-wise, the factory rear limited-slip differential has been tossed out – assuming those that purchase this model will get an aftermarket unit – and the rear brakes are no longer vented.

The Subaru BRZ RA is priced slightly higher than the Toyota GT 86 RC, coming in at 2,058,000 Yen or around $26,900 based on today’s conversion rates. Either way, it’s a whole lot less than the standard model – almost a $6,500 in savings.

GALLERY: Subaru BRZ RA

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[Source: Carscoop]