New Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 teased: price, specs and release date
The next Subaru BRZ is due to be revealed this autumn, and Subaru has published an official teaser image to prove it. As you can see here, the picture doesn’t reveal a great deal, but it does prove Toyota and Subaru are indeed working on a replacement for the ageing GT86 and BRZ pairing.
The picture shows the 2022 BRZ’s alloy wheel and the front of the sill and door, but all the bodywork is covered in blue camouflage. There’s not much information to go on at this stage, but some interesting things to note are the Michelin tyre and the vent behind the wheel.
The picture was released following the 2020 Subiefest World Record Attempt and Charity Drive, an event in the US where attendees were able to get a look at the new car.
The new Subaru BRZ will again be twinned with the Toyota GT86. The two new cars will share a significant number of components, including their engines. The current cars use a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-four petrol engine and a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes. While both gearboxes are likely to be retained, expect a new, potentially more powerful, engine to sit under their bonnets.
What should remain is the sporty focus, so that means rear-wheel drive, sharp handling and a sleek coupe body shape. The new BRZ and GT86 are expected to keep their small rear seats because these are useful for those with families and broaden the car’s appeal.
Expect to see more of the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 later this autumn, and while there’s no official indication of a price yet, it will definitely cost less than the new Toyota Supra to avoid treading on Toyota’s other sports car’s toes.
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