Subaru BRZ masked spy photos
We present you a few new photos of the soon-to-be-unveiled Subaru BRZ. The front engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe was spotted out and about on public streets wrapped in suitable camouflage ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. Subaru says that the BRZ stands for Boxer engine, Rear-wheel drive Zenith, but it sounds more like a phonetic interpretation of a weedeater to us. Nomenclature aside, we're told to expect good things from the coupe. Word on the web is that Subaru may use the vehicle to unveil a new 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine.
Subaru’s interpretation of the Toyota/Subaru collaboration is getting polished up for its Frankfurt Auto Show debut in just a few days. The Subaru BRZ Concept will obviously share its technology with the Toyota FT-86, but according to the two companies, each of these models will feature an independent design. The BRZ will be powered by a newly developed 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine with direct injection that will be connected to either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. There have been no details released as to the engine’s output, but rumors suggest it will go up to about 300 HP for the STI version.
The production BRZ/FT-86 will follow in December at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show. Its first deliveries are planned for early/mid 2012 - depending on the market. Prices will start from about $25K.