2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow Limited to Just 500 Cars
The special edition BRZ debuted at Wicked Big Meet on Sunday
Last year, Subaru gave us 500 special edition BRZ models: the 2016 Subaru BRZ Series.HyperBlue. This year, the special edition BRZ run is just as limited. The automaker will only be releasing 500 examples of the 2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow. (Back in 2015, Subaru generously doled out 1,000 units of the 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue, which begs the question, “What gives, Subaru? What gives?”)
2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow Exterior
So if you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on one of the just 500 BRZ Series.Yellow models, what can you expect from it? For starters, it gets a bright yellow exterior, but I bet you saw that one coming. That striking yellow is paired well with black all over—17-inch black aluminum alloy wheels, black badging, and black foldable exterior mirrors. The exterior also benefits from upgrades to the bumper, which appears wider and is positioned lower for improved aerodynamics, stability, and control on the road. Like all BRZ models, the special edition BRZ gets a pedestal-style aluminum rear spoiler in matching body color (so yellow, in case that still hasn’t been made evident) and black finish. This new spoiler benefits the BRZ’s downforce for even more improvements to stability and control.
Let’s talk about the BRZ Series.Yellow’s lighting for a second, because Subaru has pulled out all the stops this year. The “kono-ji” style LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights feature integration with the turn signal and position light, to refine the front fascia. The special edition model also gets LED fog lights for better visibility at night.
2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow Interior
Step inside the 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow for even more upgrades. Standard on the special edition model is Subaru’s 4.2-inch LCD multifunction display, where you can get info on braking force, lateral Gs, steering angle, accelerator pedal position, battery voltage, oil and water temperature, and a stop watch to record lap times.
Wrap your fingers around the BRZ Series.Yellow’s leather-wrapped steering wheel and enjoy what Subaru calls the “firmer, sportier feel.” This updated steering wheel includes new audio controls, as well as switches for the multifunction display. The interior also features dual-zone automatic climate control, front door courtesy lights, and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors. You’ll even be able to climb inside and start your car without your key in hand or ignition using Subaru’s Keyless Access with Push-Button Start.
Like all other 2017 BRZ models, the special edition boasts the SUBARU STARLINK 6.2-inch Multimedia System with a 6.2-inch high-res multifunction touch screen display, sing-disc in-dash CD player with eight speakers, AM/FM stereo and HD Radio, apps such as iHeart Radio and Stitcher, integration with Pandora and Aha, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and a rear vision camera.
The interior is also marked by black leather and Alcantara upholstery, featuring yellow (what else?) stitching on the seats, doors, dash panels, knee pads, shifter boot, and steering wheel. The BRZ logo makes its way onto the front seatbacks, yellow and embroidered. The BRZ also comes with carpeted floor mats with the same yellow stitching and embroidered logo.
2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow Performance
The 2017 BRZ benefits from updated coil springs, as well as a larger rear stabilizer bar, for increased performance. The Series.Yellow model specifically receives SACHS Performance shock absorbers. The special edition model also gets the Performance Package for increased control. Stopping is enhanced with Brembo four-piston calipers and rotors on the front and dual-piston calipers, as well as rotors on the rear.
The 2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow is powered by a 2.0-liter BOXER engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The model is rated at 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque.
The 2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow model debuted on June 12th at the Wicked Big Meet in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. It will arrive at dealerships later this year.
John Adams is the Director of Business Development at Heuberger Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Heuberger Motors is a new and used Subaru dealership, just a short drive from Denver. With its wide selection of Outback, Forester, and Crosstrek vehicles, Heuberger Motors is consistantly one of the largest volume Subaru dealers in the nation.