The new coupe version of the Subaru BRZ will have the lowest center of gravity of all production cars today as it heads to showrooms next summer. The rear-wheel-drive setup of the BRZ gives more room for the 2.0L Boxer powerplant to be lower in the chassis of the coupe compared to the usual setup of the 4WD configuration.
The Subaru BRZ was a product of collaboration with Toyota but most of the engineering work were done by Subaru. The car manufacturer though reveals that the flat four BRZ will also make use of the fuel injection system of Toyota. The output of the engines though has some considerable difference, with the BRZ to give out a bit under 300 horsepower while the FT-86 produces around 200 horsepower.
Other details about the new BRZ have never been released though. Subaru might be considering a roadster version of the BRZ as a future model.
Subaru insiders said that they do not have a costing strategy at the moment but if the BRZ is aiming to compete with the Volkswagen Scirocco, then the price of the Subaru coupe might just be around the VW’s coupe range.
Despite the lack of pricing and image of the production version of the BRZ, fans have already expressed their excitement as inquiries keep the dealership network of Subaru busy answering questions about the upcoming ride.
In the UK, the 2+2 coupe will be filling up a good demand for a new niche market but they plan to focus on products like the XV crossover and sell around 7,500 units for 2012.
The Subaru BRZ will be unwrapped this November at the Tokyo auto show.