Production of the Subaru BRZ Final Edition is limited to just 100 examples.
Last week, the new limited-edition Toyota 86 Black Limited launched in Japan as a tribute to the Toyota AE86 Black Limited, sparking speculation that production of the current-generation model will end soon. After being in production since 2012, it now looks like the current Subaru BRZ will be discontinued soon because the Japanese automaker has unveiled (with one solitary image) a new Final Edition exclusively for the German market.
Limited to just 100 units, the Subaru BRZ Final Edition features several sporty exterior enhancements including red brake calipers, stiffer Sachs dampers, and new 17-inch wheels. As standard, the BRZ Final Edition is finished in Crystal Black Silica or an optional Blue Pearl that costs an extra €100 ($111).
Inside, the seats are wrapped in leather and Alcantara finished in blue and black, complemented with blue stitching applied to the steering wheel, door panels, instrument panel, and gear shift lever. Special badging highlights the BRZ Final Edition's exclusivity and "BRZ" badging is embedded in the floor mats.
The BRZ Final Edition's enhancements are only cosmetic, so don't expect the any powertrain upgrades under the hood. Like the regular BRZ, power is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed manual gearbox.
When equipped with a six-speed automatic, the output drops to 200 hp and 151 lb-ft. In Germany, the Subaru BRZ Final Edition will cost €40,270 (around $44,000), with sales slated to kick off in July. Unfortunately, Subaru hasn't announced plans to sell the BRZ Final Edition in America.
While the new Final Edition seemingly acts as a swan song for the current-generation BRZ, a replacement is expected to arrive in July 2021 and go on sale for the 2022 model year according to a recent report. Power will reportedly be sourced from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering around 255 horsepower, giving the Japanese sports car a much-needed power boost.