GhostRai from FT86Club posted up these photos of the 2017 Subaru BRZ, showing off its new front bumper, wheels and interior changes. According to GhostRai, he “was on the internet today” when he found the photos that also reveal the new steering wheel featuring controls on both sides. There’s also a bit of carbon fiber trim that gives the BRZ a more upscale appearance in the cabin, while the instrument cluster has a new screen on the right that at the very least, indicates which doors are opened.
Although it is a bit toned down, the new BRZ’s front bumper is heavily influenced by the Subaru STI Performance Concept that debuted at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The facelift is arguably not as significant as the Toyota 86’s changes, but it gives the BRZ new life while we wait word on whether a second-generation model will be developed by Toyota and Subaru.
We will have to wait for the 2017 Subaru BRZ’s official debut to see if it will receive the same five horsepower and seven pound-feet of torque bump the manual-equipped Toyota 86 gets.
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