Subaru BRZ is in development, Subaru has given the biggest hint yet that it’s creating a hot STI version of its BRZ sports activities car and there is a roadster on the way too. The new vary-topping mannequin is predicted to take inspiration from the STI concept revealed at the 2011 Los Angeles Motor Show. Beneath the bonnet shall be a extra highly effective version of the 197bhp 2.zero-litre flat-4 cylinder ‘boxer’ from the usual car.
Subaru says that it’s going to not turbocharge the engine as there isn’t any house at the entrance of the engine bay for an inter cooler. “Plus, we want to hold turbocharging separate. It is for fashions like the WRX STI,” said Atake. “The identical goes for four-wheel drive. We couldn’t make the BRZ four-wheel drive even if we wished to.” He additionally mentioned that supercharging had been dismissed as a result of it will make the BRZ too heavy on fuel.
Subaru and Toyota have a worldwide gross sales target of a hundred,000 models per yr for the BRZ, and its sister car, the GT 86. Both vehicles go on sale in the UK in June, however gross sales have already begun in Japan where Subaru has bought 3,551 models within the last two months – four instances what it expected.