2013 Subaru BRZ – Out Of The Blue


To build these cars is one thing that I do for myself. People relate the automobile with the shop, and it’s been working real well. I think it’s a blessing. I get to complete what I love and make a living doing it. Greg’s statement is easy yet all-encompassing, showing not merely the type of builder and businessman he is, but the type of person he is. His company specializes in whatever your graphics needs can be, from banners and signs to liveries and wraps. After chatting with him, it took only a few moments to realize the amount of an easygoing, well-spoken individual he is. So we’ll allow him to introduce the tale of this awesome BRZ project car: I had been at SEMA 2012 running around and, of course, I saw FR-S and BRZs everywhere, he told us. Through the car’s popularity, it didn’t take much for the BRZ to etch itself in Greg’s head. There’s something about the car, the brand, individuals in the community, and thisOut Of The Blue even though At the same time, it’s a great tool for the business, began Greg Lilly, owner of Underground Graphics and this sexy Subaru BRZ.

So the project began right after SEMA, even before he had the keys to his own BRZ. Before I got it, I did something using this type of build that I had never done before…I built it. I hadn’t even taken delivery of your car and i also was already purchasing parts, for example the aero, although i knew I needed Subaru’s World Rally Blue, so that’s what I ordered. In a sea of manufacturers making products for the FR-S/BRZ platform, selecting a kit was actually one of many easier tasks. I wanted this car to bedifferent and ideal, and subtle, he explained. What kit comes to mind which is both popular and definitely not subtle? That’s right. And yes it wasn’t for Greg whatsoever. If I had a dollar for all who said I should have gotten the Rocket Bunny kit…you get the idea, he laughed. But being able to think outside of the box is what separates people helping to easily delineate the tiers of car builders. Greg has used APR Performance aero products before, so he called upon the company again for its carbon units to the exterior. Design-wise, black wheels would complement the rich blue hue of the chassis, so he ordered a collection of SSR SP1s in matte black with anodized lips. Sitting behind the spokes are a custom pair of blue Futura Design brake calipers and top hats tying together the outside of the vehicle. The outcomes speak on their own-the automobile has a significant presence and the black undertones almost make the car manage to glow. You happen to be drawn to your vehicle and as you become close, you will be presented with the chance to see the clean andthat he or she wanted to utilize a set of fresh Bride Stradia II Reims seats. As thrilled because he was when they arrived, there is one problem he just couldn’t get over…they had blue stitching. That would have been fine and dandy given the exterior of the automobile, but with the factory interior of the BRZ having red stitching, it simply didn’t match. So, greg hit up JPM Coachworks and made a special order of the Alcantara interior offerings. With blue stitching, he remembered telling them, although I’ll take one of everything. He even went up to now as to order a brand-new handbrake assembly to deliver along for upholstery-providing the ultimate complement for theOut Of The Blue

For that high-caliber stance, Greg utilized an airbag setup from Air Lift Suspension using custom dual tanks controlled by AccuAir management. One-matched Hotchkis strut bar sits in the engine bay while duties below the chassis are taken care of by Perrin’s sway bars, control arm brace, and bushings. Additionally, SPL Parts rear adjustable camber and toe arms help with dialing inside the suspensions settings.

Giving the Subaru ability to move from one show to the next is a Vortech supercharger kit. Throw in a Nameless header, Non Stop Tuning pulleys, and Perrin bolt-ons and the BRZ threw down 265whp on the dyno, making this coupe more than competent at smoking the backSome people get wound up and defensive the second the term Hardparker gets thrown into the mix, however, not Greg. He just smiles and takes it all in stride, hence his custom license plate. It doesn’t bother him, despite the fact that he readily admits that this name is fitting given that the car really doesn’t get driven. Besides, after falling in love with the BRZ, he finished the auto and was selected to showcase it at SEMA the following year. He’s come up with a BRZ that’s complete head to toe and sexy concurrently, and he’s done it despite the criticism of not going Rocket Bunny but just byshifter and shifterFrom The Blue

Exterior APR carbon-fiber front lip, side skirts, rear bumper skirts and rear diffuser; Perrin shorty antenna; Version Select rear spoiler; Lightwerks painted headlight housings and STiR lens swap; T1R blue wide mirrors; smoked tail lights, corner lights and daytime running lights; JDM side markers

Interior Bride Stradia II Reims seat and seats rails; Crow harnesses; JPM Coachworks alcantara upholstery on steering wheel, shifter boot, e-brake boot and handle, center armrest, speaker pods, knee pads, dash panel, gauge hood, lower door armrest, upper door panel, rear seats and rear seat armrest; ARC titanium shift knob; Agency Power harness bar; ProSport 60mm Premium EVO boost gauge; ATI 60mm vPod gauge mount; Sylvania ZEVO LED kit

Thanks You Gillman Subaru Southwest, Dorbitz Designs,AccuAir and Airlift, Futura Design, JPM Coachworks, Tanabe USA/SSR Wheels, APRPerformance and Sony, Excel Autobody, Mach V Motorsports, SPL Parts, Nameless, AWD Tuning, StanceNation, Mayday Garage, Proper Garage, my team of 10 years, Team 16NiSS, and my understanding and forgiving wife.