The Subaru BRZ is here with a fresh look, new technology and with more power!
As we reported earlier, the BRZ and its Toyota cousin have missed out on a turbo this time and instead they get a naturally aspirated 2.4-litre engine that produces 170 kW (around 228 horsepower) and 249 Nm – a much needed power upgrade with the old 2.0-litre cars’ 152 kW (around 200 horsepower) and 212 Nm of torque.
There is a reason why Toyota and Subaru scratched out the idea of a turbo for the new car. By adding the turbo, it would have added more weight and would have raised the centre of gravity.
According to Subaru, the new engine produces 15 per cent more torque than the older model and has a much sharper throttle response.
Good news enthusiasts! They’ve kept manual transmission as an option! Same as last gen, the car drives the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.
You can be the judge of the looks of the car’s exterior – however I only have one comment and that is the back looks a lot like the 2019 Honda NSX.
Step inside the car and you get a totally revised interior. You get a 7-inch digital display and a separate LCD monitor and an 8-inch infotainment system now with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
It’s still too early to tell when it’ll arrive in OZ or how much it’ll cost. Only time will tell. In the meantime, enjoy these press photos of the car with its tail out doing donuts!