Jun 28, 2012


  • First UK delivery of Subaru BRZ sports car
  • Car ordered in Subaru’s iconic World Rally Blue Mica
  • Owner attracted by light weight and classic sports car dimensions

The eagerly-awaited Subaru BRZ sports car has been delivered to its first customer. Ed Horner, from Wanstead, north-east London, was handed the keys to his all-new Subaru BRZ – ordered in the brand’s iconic World Rally Blue Mica – by his local dealer, Woodford Motor Company in Woodford Green, Essex, on Tuesday 26 June.

Mr Horner said: “I was drawn to the BRZ by its light weight, traditional sports car shape and Subaru’s focus on creating an enjoyable rear-wheel drive car.  The first time I saw it, I knew I had to have one.

“I’ve owned a number of Subaru models in the past, including an Impreza Turbo, and I’ve never had anything go wrong with any of them.  The Woodford Motor Company was really helpful, as ever, so I really didn’t have to think for long about buying one.”

Stephen Barnard, Dealer Principal at Woodford Motor Co, commented: “Interest in the BRZ ahead of its on-sale date has been phenomenal, both from Subaru and non-Subaru owners.  Mr Horner bought a Legacy Tourer from us in 2010, and we’re over the moon that he has chosen to add to his Subaru collection with the brand’s latest model.

“The rear-wheel drive BRZ is the perfect complement to the rest of Subaru’s All-Wheel Drive model range, and as such we’re getting to meet a new type of customer, one who appreciates pure handling and rear-wheel drive responsiveness above all else,” added Mr Barnard.

The Subaru BRZ is powered by Subaru’s trademark 2.0-litre Boxer petrol engine, which produces 200ps.  The car’s outstanding handling characteristics are a result of its focus on light weight and an ultra-low centre of gravity – lower even than that of the Ferrari 458.  The BRZ range starts from just £24,995 (on-the-road).

To find out more about the all-new Subaru BRZ and other models in the Subaru range, visit

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Notes to editors:
All Subaru BRZ buyers will be entitled to Subaru’s unique Everything Take Care of (ETCo) aftercare package, the most comprehensive in the UK. At no additional cost, ETCo is worth up to £7,000, covering minor dent and scratch repairs, alloy wheel repairs, monthly wash, annual valet, lost keys replacement, service collection and delivery, annual wheel alignment check, first MOT cover, and winter wheel and tyre storage, as well as providing an accident management service and a contribution to insurance cover excess. ETCo is offered in addition to Subaru’s three-year / 60,000-mile manufacturer warranty. 

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Robin Bartlett
Group PR and Events Manager Subaru (UK) 
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