Subaru BRZ specs | Information |
Just like the previous-generation mannequin, the brand new BRZ will likely be twinned with an all-new model of the Toyota GT86, after the 2 corporations agreed to resume their joint sports activities automobile enterprise earlier this yr. Each automobiles will likely be primarily based on a recent rear-wheel-drive platform and, in accordance with the rumours, they’ll be powered by a 252bhp turbocharged engine.
Subaru has confirmed that, for now a minimum of, it has no plans to launch the brand new BRZ within the UK – it’s saving the coupe for the North American market. Nevertheless, the brand new Toyota GT86 will fill the void for British consumers, with an anticipated UK launch subsequent summer time.
Subaru’s teaser picture offers little away in regards to the new BRZ’s styling, aside from that it’ll characteristic a recent air vent behind the entrance wheel arch. The wheels fitted to this prototype additionally seem to have been lifted from the Toyota GR Yaris, suggesting the brand new sports activities automobile might share its hub carriers and brake parts with the new hatchback.
Ought to the identical engine be transferred into the brand new BRZ/GT86 in the identical state of tune, it’ll have a most torque determine of 400Nm – which is a 195Nm improve over the outgoing mannequin. Nevertheless, the unit isn’t at the moment obtainable with a handbook transmission in any of BMW’s automobiles so, except Toyota and Subaru can develop one to go well with, the following BRZ/GT86 might be automatic-only.
The present BRZ is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre boxer engine, which develops 197bhp and 205Nm of torque. Energy is shipped to the rear wheels by way of a six-speed handbook gearbox, offering a 0–62mph time of seven.6 seconds and a prime velocity of 140mph. It’s nonetheless on sale within the UK, priced from £32,020.
Toyota and Subaru additionally not too long ago agreed to co-develop a brand new all-wheel-drive battery-electric SUV, tasked with rivalling the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4 and Tesla Mannequin Y. The manufacturers acknowledged that each of those enterprise preparations will additional “develop and strengthen” their long-term partnership. Toyota has additionally elevated its stake in Subaru by 3.17 per cent, upping its total possession of the model to twenty per cent.
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