In the press anouncement for the UK-spec Subaru BRZ, there's a note about "a third, stripped-out model" the Brits will be offered as a tunable track-day special. It isn't exactly surprising, since the Subaru is exactly the same as the Toyota GT-86, and Toyota is offering a stripper GT-86 in Japan. That model, called the RC, drops 100 pounds compared to the base coupe by omitting items like the LSD, air conditioning, radio, paint on some body parts and swapping 17-inch alloys for 16-inch steelies.
When we asked Subaru if we'd get one, too, we were told we'll be get the Premium and the Limited, and that's it - no stripper BRZ here in the United States. While it's possible that Subaru simply isn't discussing another trim for our market yet, what's more likely is that it's time for us to wonder, again, "Why do theyalways get everything?"