The Subaru BRZ is the only coupe in Subaru’s lineup and the brand name’s only vehicle provided with rear-wheel drive. The car is extremely much like the Toyota 86, featuring the very same powertrain and an exterior style with only minor tweaks to separate the BRZ from its twin.
The Subaru BRZ is due for its first significant redesign in 2018. Although reports had drifted around about the car’s demise, Automotive News has actually verified that a brand-new version is indeed in the works. Little is known about the next-generation BRZ. However, it’s a great bet that the car will continue to stress sportiness and managing like few cars in its class. After some brief excitement surrounding an appealing concept for a BRZ convertible, expects a soft-top variant have actually supposedly been dismissed by executives. The factor being that such a car would have to grow in size and could lose its sporty character.
Reports about a much-anticipated turbocharged model have actually likewise apparently been squashed by Subaru. Nevertheless, enthusiasts can take solace in the anticipated release of an STI performance model. If the concept that debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show is a good indicator, such a car could get a specially-tuned chassis, performance exhaust, and various carbon-fiber aerodynamic enhancements. It’s unclear if we’ll have to wait on the redesign to see our very first BRZ STI.
Weighing in at under 3,000 pounds, the BRZ is one of a few budget-friendly, lightweight sports cars available today that’s rear-wheel drive. Powered by a high-revving 2.0-liter flat-four, the BRZ is rated at 205 hp and 156 lb-ft with the standard six-speed handbook transmission or 200 hp and 151 lb-ft with the optional six-speed automated transmission.
Based on production quotes, the 2018 Subaru BRZ is anticipated to go on sale in February 2018. Based on our analysis, special offers on the existing BRZ have actually been fairly modest, tracking similar deals on the Toyota 86 (previously referred to as the Scion FR-S).