Subaru BRZ Photo: Subie's Rear-Drive Sports Coupe Rendered Into Reality

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

In two weeks time Subaru will give us the best look yet at its upcoming BRZ at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Rather than any sort of reveal, however, the “ Subaru BRZ Prologue – Boxer Sports Car Architecture II” is expected to be yet another look at the car’s underlying platform and engine. The final unveiling won’t come until the Tokyo Auto Show a few months after.

If like us you simply can’t wait that long, then take a gander at what artist Jon Sibal has created. Based on the most recent Toyobaru concepts and taking inspiration from both the Impreza Concept and production model this is a realistic look at what to expect.

The much-discussed twin to the Toyota FT-86, the BRZ will retain the original’s rear-drive, non-turbo setup, using a direct-injection boxer 4-cylinder. More specific details have yet to surface but the most recent tidbit of info to slip out is that the car will be a return-to-basics sports car and will even boast the lowest center of gravity of any production car.

Subaru will officially debut the BRZ at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show.

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  • Alan Alan on Sep 12, 2011

    That's great only this is not what the car will look like. This is an artist conception of what the car will look like, "based on the most recent Toyobaru concepts".

  • Shelby Shelby on Sep 27, 2011

    Styling is boring cookie cutter. Boxer should be mid engine or rear engine. Dual turbo or supercharger is a must. The car is heavy. Why the rear seat in a sports car? Why do you need 2 liters when 2.5 horsepower/cubic inch is normal?