Subaru updated the BRZ earlier this year but it seems that wasn’t enough which explains this new special edition called Series. Yellow. And yes, it’s yellow.
The new-look BRZ (originally launched in 2012 from a collaboration between Subaru and Toyota and packing the same engine as the 86, the Subaru-developed, 2.0-litre boxer) sports mild updates both to the interior and the exterior (you would have noticed the paint…) alongside a tweaked chassis.
The special-edition sportscar, of which just 500 will be built, sure looks the part what with that rich, vibrant shade of yellow not to mention a set of 17in black alloy wheels (the side view mirrors are black as well) and the regular blue Subaru badge has been replaced with a black one. Around the back of the coupe, the "BRZ" lettering is also black. That’s the only visual difference – the rest of the car is the standard, updated 2017-model. That means it has a redesigned front bumper, LED headlights (with integrated turn signals) and LED taillights and body-colour-painted aluminium spoiler on the boot lid.
But the cabin of the Series. Yellow has gotten a bit more attention. It is finished in black leather and Alcantara for the most part but the interior also features yellow contrast stitching on the seats, door panels, steering wheel and the dash. The carpeted floor mats get yellow stitching too along with a silver embroidered "BRZ" logo.
The Series.Yellow packs all the goodies which the updated BRZ got and that means the instrument cluster features a 4.2in TFT display (it shows lateral G force, throttle position, braking force, steering angle, and more) while a neat new 6.2in infotainment touchscreen sits in the middle of the dash.
Under the bonnet, there isn’t any change either – but then we already had an increase of 5bhp (yes, not much…) with the revamped model for a total of 205 horses. But, all is not lost; the Series.Yellow has a Performance Package which nets you Brembo brakes in all four corners, Sachs Performance shock absorbers all around, a larger rear stabilizer bar and a reinforced strut tower brace which should improve the BRZ’s handling.