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 |  Feb 19 2012, 1:00 PM

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Back in December we saw the Subaru BRZ GT300 in a promotional video showing off what it’ll look like on the track, and now we have some legitimate (as in, non-promotional) footage of the race car getting some shakedown test runs out at Fuji Speedway in Japan.

In preparation of the 2012 Super GT series that will start at the end of March, Subaru and other teams have already started testing their new vehicles for this year’s season. Fortunately the weather cooperated for at least one good day of testing for Subaru, and we look forward to seeing all the new cars this year and how well they’ll be doing.

As expected, the BRZ GT300 looks absolutely gorgeous out on the track at full speed, and only makes us that much more impatient for its American release.

Check out two videos below of the BRZ GT300 hitting the track.

GALLERY: Subaru BRZ GT300

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[Source: Jon Sibal]

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 |  Dec 04 2011, 12:00 PM

We’ve been going crazy over Toyota‘s GT 86 (or rather, Scion‘s FR-S) and Subaru‘s BRZ, but there’s no denying that Subaru’s BRZ GT300 racer is the coolest of the bunch right now. While it was awesome to get to see the machine at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, seeing it in action and on the track is, well, just something else.

The widebody race car couldn’t look more at home on the track, and the Legacy successor for the Super GT series looks poised and ready to represent Subaru quite nicely in the racing series. As it suggests on the YouTube video description, “the challenge begins” for Subaru now to ensure the BRZ GT300 competes as well as it looks.

GALLERY: Subaru BRZ GT300 Race Car

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Make sure to check out the video below. It’s three minutes well spent.

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 |  Nov 15 2011, 10:30 AM

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This year’s LA Auto Show will give us a look at the Subaru BRZ Concept, and even though we don’t even have finalized details on the upcoming vehicle, Subaru has already announced that the BRZ will represent them in the 2012 Super GT Championship in Japan. Obviously Subaru has a long heritage of racing in Japan, and the BRZ will compete in the GT300 class replacing the current STI Legacy B4.

It’s obvious that both Toyota’s FT-86 and Subaru’s BRZ will become the next-generation of popular sports cars, and fielding some entries in Japan’s popular racing series will do wonders in garnering attention towards the new vehicle. Currently it’s believed that the production BRZ will feature a 2.0L naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder boxes engine with around 200-hp (same as what’s found in the FT-86). We’re still keeping our fingers crossed for a turbocharged variant to truly carry on the STI namesake.

GALLERY: Subaru BRZ STI Concept

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[Source: egmCarTech]