Subaru BRZ STI Concept Gets Japanese Debut: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

First unveiled at the LA Auto Show late last year the Subaru BRZ STI Concept is no longer just a hint at things to come. Just a month ago at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese automaker officially drew back the covers on the production BRZ (while Toyota did the same with its GT 86).

An already impressive machine ( read our review of its sibling, the Scion FR-S here), the BRZ makes 200-hp, has an amazing weight balance and a low center of gravity. The STI concept takes the car’s performance a step further with custom aerodynamics, larger 18-inch wheels, a light weight carbon fiber hood, custom exhaust and a carbon fiber roof – further lowering the car’s center of gravity.

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  • Arturo AWD Arturo AWD on Mar 20, 2012

    The 2006-7 STi's were fast enough really a 400 hp would have been a monster, but the BRZ STi better have a turbo and be AWD if not a 2006 will do for me too!

  • Cheap Cars Cheap Cars on May 16, 2012

    So all Asian sports cars are now Hyundai Genesis Coupe clones? Really have to wonder about management at these companies. Toyota and Subaru will have the turbo Veloster to deal with, in addition to the Genesis Coupe. Its great that Japan has come back from the boring car business, but none of this is really exciting.

    • Jonathan Duncan Jonathan Duncan on Jul 31, 2012

      Yea maybe true but I wouldn't piss on a Hyundai to put out a fire. The materials those cars are made of are so cheap they literally rust and fall apart. Kudos to Subaru/Toyota :-)