The 2017 Subaru BRZ Series Yelllow is considered the most exciting BRZ to date with its striking color and performance upgrades. The special edition, limited to only 500 cars, has debut at Wicked Big Meet in Stafford Springs, CT and is set to arrive at dealerships next year.
The Series.Yellow is immediately recognizable by its brilliant yellow exterior, unique black alloy wheels, black BRZ and Subaru badging, and black foldable exterior mirrors. Othter exterior highlight include “kono-ji” style LED with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), integrated turn signal and position light on front fascia, new LED fog lights and an updated fender garnish that matches the body color, as well as an aluminium rear spoiler and LED lights.
Based on the 2017 Limited model equipped with the new Performance Package, the Series.Yellow enhances a driver’s experience with superior stopping power and control. The brake system has been upgraded to Brembo four-piston calipers and rotors on the front and dual-piston calipers and rotors on the rear. This advanced system gives the yellow sports coupe a significant boost in stopping power, fade resistance, and pedal feel. SACHS Performance shock absorbers have been added to all four wheels for advanced handling and steering stability. Also the special edition comes equipped with 17-in x 7.5-in black aluminum alloy wheels.
The Series.Yellow offers black leather and Alcantara upholstery with contrasting yellow stitching throughout the interior including seats, door and dash panels, steering, knee pads and shifter boot. The front seatbacks are also embroidered with a yellow BRZ logo. The final touch for this model is the carpeted floor mats with yellow stitching and a silver embroidered BRZ logo.
Standard for the special edition is a 4.2-in LCD multifunction display positioned to the right of the prominent tachometer and a redesigned leather-wrapped steering with new audio controls and multifunction display switches. Other standard highlights are 6.2-inch high resolution multi-function touch screen. AM/FM stereo and HD Radio, single-disc in-dash CD player with 8 speakers, STARLINK smartphone integration, STARLINK apps, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Rear vision camera. Also standard on this model is a dual-zone automatic climate control, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors and front door courtesy lights.
The BRZ, known for its ultra-low center of gravity and precision handling, offers several updates for 2017 to increase performance on the track and open roads. For improved responsiveness, BRZ receives updated coil springs and a larger rear stabilizer bar and the Series.Yellow gains the additional upgrade of SACHS Performance shock absorbers. Reinforcements to the chassis were added to the strut tower braces, transmission cross-member plate and the rear wheel housings to increase rigidity. The stability control system has been updated to allow the driver to experience more of BRZ’s handling prowess.
The BRZ Series.Yellow comes standard with the 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER engine and 6-speed manual transmission. Enhanced for 2017, BRZ’s horizontally-opposed engine receives several internal updates for friction reduction as well as a new aluminum intake manifold and redesigned exhaust manifold. These combined improvements boost the engine output to 205-hp and 211 Nm (156 lb-ft) of torque. Also, a lower final drive ratio from 4.1 to 4.3:1, paired with the standard Torsen limited-slip differential, improves acceleration.