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Subaru recently released some new Subaru BRZ production model teaser pictures.
What were seeing below just could be the Subaru BRZ STi!

Press Release:

Tokyo, November 7, 2011 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, announced its presentation at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011. It will focus on "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind" which is the core value provided to the customers through the Subaru automobile experience, the foundation being Subaru's global brand statement "Confidence in Motion".

SUBARU BRZ

1. Concept
Based on its product concept of "Pure Handling Delight", at its core is the Horizontally-Opposed engine known for its light weight, compactness, and low center of gravity. That combined with Subaru's rear-wheel drive platform, the SUBARU BRZ seeks a new level of lowness in center of gravity, one of the lowest in the world, and offers excellent handling performance. It is a sports car that can provide a pure handling delight experience to anyone behind the wheel.

2. Mechanisms
Founded on the third generation Horizontally-Opposed engine, the SUBARU BRZ carries a new 2.0 liter Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder engine which was specially designed to fulfill the desired factors of a sports car.
Specifically, the bore and stroke are set in a square formation of 86 x 86mm and combined with Toyota's direct fuel injection technology (D-4S), thus allowing higher output and more environmental friendliness - the ideal for a new age sports car.

<Major Specifications>
Length x Width x Height: 4,240 x 1,775 x 1,300mm
Wheelbase: 2,570mm
Engine type: 2.0 liter Horizontally-Opposed direct fuel injection engine
Transmission type: 6MT/E-6AT
Drive train: Rear-wheel drive
Suspension: front - strut
rear - double wishbone

Just the Facts:

* The final production-ready Subaru BRZ sport coupe makes its world debut in late November at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show.
* A high-performance S206 Impreza variant also will be rolled out at the Tokyo show.
* The splashy Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept, with a 1.6-liter turbo hybrid powertrain, previews Subaru's latest hybrid thinking.


TOKYO — Long rumored, but now it's official: Subaru will lift the covers on the final production-ready BRZ sport coupe in late November at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show.

Finally, the world will get to see what this keenly awaited, compact, rear-drive 2.0-liter sport coupe, co-developed with Toyota, looks and feels like.

Although the media and cyberspace are already alive with BRZ-related content, until that Tokyo reveal on November 30, Subaru still won't show us the BRZ in all its glory.

Instead, the company continues to hide behind this teaser pic, but under the hood, it's confirmed the BRZ will run with a unique and exceptionally low-set 2.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-4 engine, with "square" bore and stroke of 86-by-86mm and Toyota's D-4S direct-injection heads.

The transmission will be a six-speed (manual or auto) and Subaru is promising that the unique rear-drive chassis, with front struts and rear double wishbones, will offer "pure handling delight." The Japan BRZ measures 167 inches long, 70 inches wide and 51 inches high, so it's shorter, wider and lower than the new Impreza. Its wheelbase is set at 101 inches.

Subaru, in the meantime, must have set a new industry record by announcing the "next" version of the BRZ before the stock JDM car has even been released.

This is the BRZ Concept STI, which Subaru announced last week and, somewhat confusingly, appears next week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, some two weeks before Tokyo.

That STI Concept, Subaru assures us, carries some visual and spec differences over the standard BRZ, so more toned-down styling for the Tokyo car looks like a given.

On Subaru's stand in Tokyo, the BRZ will also be sharing space with the S206, the latest in a long run of skunkworks-developed Imprezas for die-hards in Japan. The base will be the outgoing Impreza WRX STI sedan.

The S206 is expected to be another limited-edition, right-hand-drive special for Japan with unique turbo, chassis, suspension, brakes, wheels and tire treatment to up the ante. The talk is of 320 horsepower, but full specs will be announced in Japan on November 24.

Then there's Subaru's Advanced Tourer Concept, essentially a downsized redo of the Hybrid Tourer Concept that starred under the lights at Tokyo in 2009.

Two years on, the svelte Italianate styling and big gullwing doors have departed, for a more solid, Audi-like look. The former car's complex 2.0-liter turbo powertrain with twin-motor hybrid has also been ditched for a simpler, greener 1.6-liter turbo unit with single-motor hybrid.

Although Subaru won't say, a production version of this Advanced Tourer Concept looks likely to join the lineup for 2014.
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Subaru BRZ: The Real Deal

Subaru BRZ: The Real DealRemember when we told you the Subaru BRZ STI Concept actually isn't what the real car's going to look like? Toyota's little pet automaker's just proved it by releasing this teaser image of the Subaru BRZ in its production sheet metal.

We're all so hungry for content automakers can show us contradictory information and we'll just thank 'em for it by publishing it. For instance, we will simultaneously be reporting on the BRZ STI concept in LA while knowing, thanks to Subaru's fervent press release posting, that the long rectangular foglights on the BRZ STI will be round on the production model introduced in Tokyo a few weeks later.

And that's just one of the many changes we should expect to see from the real deal.

Not like it matters so long as the Subieyota really has a 300-hp-ish boxer under the hood, keeps the weight down, and powers the rear wheels. Hell, they can build it naked for all we care.
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Subaru recently released the first images of the Subaru BRZ STI concept, but they’ve now also released these teaser images of the production Subaru BRZ coupe, ahead of its debut next month at the Tokyo Motor Show!

Though the general shape of the front fascia appears to be similar between the production Subaru BRZ and the BRZ STI concept, there are also significant differences. The top piece of the production front grille is body color matched and the bottom of the grille features two slats instead of mesh. The side vent area is filled in by round fog lights and what may be an LED light stripe. Click on image below for larger version.
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The motor specs should be very similar to the FT-86 specs.

Power is 147kw (200ps) @7000rpm, torque 205nm @ 6600rpm and 1210kg

I am very interested about the official weight. The rumors prior were 2500lbs but I doubt that is possible since the FT-86 has a weight of 2 821 lbs.
 
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