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Here’s What The Subaru BRZ Will Really Look Like

Posted in Design, News, Subaru by Kurt Ernst | November 30th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

After years of hype, here’s what the Subaru equivalent of the Toyota FT-86 will look like in production form. The Subaru isn’t sporting a body kit like the leaked images of the Toyota, so it looks a bit more conservative than the “Fast and Furious” FT-86. The plain vanilla color doesn’t help add appeal, but I actually prefer the Subaru’s subdued lines to the over-the-top styling of the Toyota (and Scion FR-S).

Under the hood, the BRZ uses the same 2.0-liter boxer-four as the Toyota, and will produce the same 200-ish horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Since the car will weigh in at less than 2,700 pounds, that should still be enough grunt for reasonable acceleration. Like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, however, the BRZ’s strength will likely be in handling, not straight line speed. Learn to carry speed into a corner and the BRZ will be plenty fast; on the other hand, throwing down against a V6 Mustang or Camaro at a traffic light would be ill advised.

Look for pricing and order details closer to the car’s launch in 2012 as a 2013 model.

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2 Responses

  1. Ben T. says:

    Not really surprising… I mean, the 86 does have a subaru engine. :))

  2. Bob says:

    If you like them, shed a tear as the sports coupe slowly goes away. So many 4 door missles out there with everyday space. Around here most older models are being picked up real cheap.