Lean, mean Liberty set to storm Melbourne

Mon, 20/06/2011

Subaru will display the ultimate motorsport Liberty, the B4 GT300, at the Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne from 1-10 July.

The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Liberty B4 GT300 has been developed as a pure racing car by R&D Sport, in Atsugi city.

Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “Visitors to our stand in Melbourne will see we’ve got a ‘performance corner’, which will include this amazing sleek Liberty race car, which is a highlight of the GT300 series in Japan.

“We’ll also have a WRX STI racing car simulator, where visitors can try and set a lap record against some fierce competition at the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany.”

WRX and WRX STI will also be among the performance Subarus on display.

The Liberty B4 GT300 engine is supplied by Fuji Heavy Industries and Subaru Tecnica International (STI). STI is also responsible for development of the tuning and management systems.

R&D Sport, with a wealth of motorsport experience, undertook production and assembly.

The tyres are supplied by the Yokohama Rubber Co., and motor oil by MOTUL.

The car’s main driver is Tetsuya Yamano, a veteran three-times GT300 champion.


Tetsuya Yamano. Born in Tokyo, 1965

Yamano raced from 1992 in the All Japan Gymkhana Championship, claiming 14 titles. From 2004, he was the SUPER GT GT300 class champion driver for three years in a row. In the fourth round of the 2008 SUPER GT in Malaysia, he drove a Subaru Impreza to GT300-class victory.

Every Subaru sold in Australia features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a horizontally opposed Boxer engine, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program, and a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The result - driving confidence.