Subaru is trying to make the BRZ a more compelling offer by implementing a series of upgrades without giving the performance coupe what it actually needs, a turbocharger. Based on the recently introduced 2017 BRZ, the special edition oddly called “Series.Yellow” comes as the name suggests in an exclusive yellow paint. It rides on bespoke 17-inch alloy wheels featuring a black finish also applied on the side mirror caps and on all of the exterior badging.

Production will be capped at 500 units and all cars are going to be based on the 2017 Limited version fitted with the new Performance Package. That means it has the upgraded Brembo brakes, SACHS Performance shock absorbers, updated stability control system, and a revised chassis. On top of that, the limited-run BRZ also gets a Torsen limited-slip differential.

Its heart and soul continues to be the same naturally-aspirated, 2.0-liter boxer engine which for the 2017 model year has been massaged to deliver 205 horsepower (153 kilowatts) and 156 pound-feet (211 newton meters) of torque. That’s up by a rather modest 5 hp and 5 lb-ft compared to the 2016 model year. Output is channeled to the road with help from a six-speed manual gearbox which for the new model year has a lower final drive ratio (from 4.1 to 4.3:1).

There’s not much happening inside the cabin compared to the regular 2017 BRZ, but you do get a standard 4.2-inch LCD display sitting to the right of the tachometer. It’s where you get to check out the lateral Gs, braking force, accelerator pedal position, steering angle, and other details to make you feel like you’re playing Gran Turismo.

The 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow comes with an updated leather-covered steering wheel and a 6.2-inch infotainment system which is actually standard across the entire range. Other goodies worth mentioning include the rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless access (with push-button start), and courtesy lights for the front doors.

Even though Subaru is showing us the car today, the 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow won’t arrive at dealers until next year.

Source: Subaru

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