Subaru BRZ Concepts Headed to 2012 Toyko Auto Salon

Danny Choy
by Danny Choy

2012 is starting to look like the year of the new hachi roku as both Toyota and Subaru ready for an onslaught of marketing events for their joint sports car. For the upcoming Tokyo Auto Solon, held from Juanuary 13 to 15th, two special Subaru BRZ’s will be on display.

First the BRZ Concept STI will feature suspension upgrades, Brembo brakes tower bar, front and rear spoilers, sport muffler, 18-inch rims, as well as prototype carbon-fiber components including carbon front hood and a carbon roof.

Next, Subaru has collaborated with aftermarket tuner Prova for a BRZ Black Edition. Despite carrying over a name meant for elite AMG cars, Prova and the fellow tuning community will no doubt continue to create exciting new products for the new sports car.

As for factory Subaru, a new Impreza G4 STI will join the exhibition floor with all manners of performance upgrades. A GT300 BRZ and the outgoing GT300 Legacy will join the floor as well. What’s more, Subaru has announced its motorsport resurgence with the entry of an Impreza STI in the Nurburgring 24 as well as the return to rally competition with its participation in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

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  • Bence Bence on Mar 11, 2012

    I might not have the top end oh the Gen coupe but take a look at the horsepower vs wihegt of this and the turbo 4 Gen coupe.GT-862700 lbs/200 hp =13.5 lbs/hpGen Coupe Turbo 43350 lbs/270 hp= 12.4 lbs/hpThey're very close. I'd estimate each car to do 0-60 in a few ticks past six seconds. A car doesn't need 400 hp to be fun. I think this car will be a very engaging driving experience but we'll have to wait until we can get behind the wheel.And for all those wanting a turbo option I'm sure its coming. Wait until the WRX moves over to its new platform and gets its new motor. I'd say there's a good chance that motor will find its way into this car.

  • Rozein Rozein on Mar 14, 2012

    This reminds me of a 70's Datsun Z cars, if only the pgseenasr compartment was a little further back, and it had a hatchback. I would definitely prefer such a layout, which made the oldie Z cars pretty practical as well being sporty and fun.The Subaru model is rapidly becoming my favorite new car. Just give me a twin turbo version with 400 hp and I'll fall in love. :-).The Subaru model is rapidly becoming my favorite new car. Just give me a twin turbo version with 400 hp and I'll fall in love. :-)