Subaru BRZ Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

Premium Member
1,271 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The Subaru BRZ production model was revealed today, a lot of major automotive news sources have posted articles on this and a lot of them have different things to say about it. You'll find a lot of news articles in this thread about the Subaru BRZ production model debut.

If you have any information to add to this thread, please do!

2013 Subaru BRZ Breaks Cover: 2011 Tokyo Auto Show - Inside Line

2013 Subaru BRZ Breaks Cover: 2011 Tokyo Auto Show

Just the Facts:

* Subaru's companion to the Toyota 86, the 2013 BRZ, has been unveiled ahead of its official Tokyo auto show debut.
* The BRZ has been teased and previewed in concept form at several auto shows this year.
* The BRZ goes on sale next spring in the U.S.

TOKYO — The 2013 Subaru BRZ, the companion to the Toyota 86 sport coupe, has been unveiled ahead of its official 2011 Tokyo Auto Show debut.

The BRZ has been teased and previewed in concept form at several auto shows this year, including Geneva (as the BRZ Prologue) and Los Angeles (as the BRZ Concept STI). A so-called "technology concept" was presented in September at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Slated to go on sale next spring in the U.S., the BRZ was jointly developed with the rear-wheel-drive Toyota 86, which will be marketed in the U.S. as the Scion FR-S.

Both cars share a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter direct-injection boxer four-cylinder engine that makes 197 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque, and can be ordered with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.

Subaru said the production BRZ will weigh 2,689 pounds and will ride on 215/45R17 tires. Suspension is via struts in front and double wishbones in the rear.

In the Japanese market, it will feature 2+2 seating. The cockpit houses a digital speedo in the center of the gauge cluster, as well as a smaller-than-usual sport steering wheel that comes with paddle shifters on cars equipped with automatic transmission.

Inside Line says: So much anticipation. Is it the car enthusiasts have been waiting for?

New Subaru BRZ Sports Coupe: First Official Pictures of Production Model - Car Scoop

New Subaru BRZ Sports Coupe: First Official Pictures of Production Model

After the unveiling of the Toyota 86 (GT 86 in Europe) on Saturday, it's time for Subaru to take center stage with the presentation of its version of the jointly developed rear-wheel drive sports coupe in production guise.

The new BRZ was revealed today less than two weeks after Subaru exhibited the STI-badged concept model at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and just before the sports coupe makes its first public outing under the spotlight at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday, November 30.

To the surprise of no one, the production BRZ loses the concept’s neat aero-kit with the large rear wing and carbon-fiber parts, but no need to worry as it's almost certain that Subaru's STI division will offer either the same or similar components as an option in due time.

Even though we knew from day one that the Subaru BRZ, the Toyota 86 and the upcoming Scion FR-S were all jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru, we had some hope that the cars might differ in appearance and flavor. As you can see for yourself, this never happened – at least with the BRZ and the 86.

From this first set of pictures, we see that the exterior styling changes between the BRZ and 86 are limited only to the re-sculptured front bumper, the alloy wheel designs, the fender trims and the tail lamp graphics (even the shape remains the same). We don't have any photos of the interior yet, but we’re willing to bet that there won't be any noticeable differences between the two cars.

The same goes for the mechanical hardware with the BRZ and the 86 sharing Subaru's 2.0-liter flat-four engine with Toyota’s “D-4S” direct injection and port injection technology, which is rated at 200-horsepower and 205Nm (151 lb-ft) of peak torque.

Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox with a short stroke shift lever or an optional six-speed automatic with paddle shifts on the steering wheel, while the BRZ also gets a specially tuned electronic stability control. The basic model will ride on 17-inch wheels wrapped around 215/45R17 rubber.

We could go on with the dimensions and the suspension setup but we'd be practically repeating what we said about the 86. In fact, come to think of it, we could have just swapped the words "Toyota" with "Subaru" and "86" with "BRZ" and be done with it. Too late now…

By John Halas
Subaru BRZ revealed in full production form - World Car Fans

Subaru BRZ revealed in full production form

Just hours before its scheduled unveiling at the Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru has revealed the first images and details of the production ready BRZ sports car, Subaru's version of the recently revealed Toyota GT 86.

As expected, the technical aspects of the Subaru BRZ mimic its Toyota brother. The same horizontally opposed 2.0 liter naturally aspirated boxer engine lies beneath the hood putting out 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp) with a maximum torque of 205 Nm (151 lb-ft).

Still no word on performance figures, but Subaru has revealed the kerb weight is 1219kg (2,689 lb).

Now the question remains, which do you prefer? Toyota GT 86 or Subaru BRZ?

Premium Member
1,271 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Subaru BRZ production car revealed - Auto Car UK

Subaru BRZ production car revealed

These are the first official images of the Subaru BRZ production car, which have been revealed on the eve of the Tokyo motor show.

The images follow just over a week after the Subaru BRZ STI production concept was shown at the Los Angeles motor show.

The BRZ is mechanically identical to the Toyota GT 86, which was revealed earlier this week, but has different body work and a different, more stripped down interior.

The BRZ is 4240mm long, 1775 mm wide and 1300 mm) high. The ‘boxer’ engine in the BRZ has been installed as low as possible, enabling the car to feature a low hood and sleek roofline. The hexagonal lower front grille, hawk eye headlights and fin-shaped fog lamps are designed to evoke other cars in the Subaru family.

Subaru UK has also recently confirmed that the BRZ - short for Boxer, engine, Rear-drive, Zenith - will come to the UK next spring, although the adverse exchange rate of the Yen versus the Pound is forecast to keep prices high and limit sales to around 500 cars a year in the UK
Subaru debuts production BRZ sport coupe - Auto Blog

Subaru debuts production BRZ sport coupe

Toyoto's UK division spilled the beans on the production GT 86 over the holiday weekend, and now Subaru has let loose on its version of this jointly developed sports coupe: the BRZ. Not surprisingly, most of the details we know about both models are identical, including their naturally aspirated 2.0-liter horizontally opposed boxer engines, your choice of 6-speed manual or automatic (with shift paddles) transmissions, rear-wheel-drive layout and low center of gravity.

Toyota states that the GT 86's engine will produce 197 bhp and 151 lb-ft of torque. Likewise, Subaru says its version will make a nice, round 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft. Subaru also revealed a couple of tidbits that Toyota left out, including a svelte curb weight of 2,689 pounds and a standard tire size will be 215/45R17 rubber.

As for the car's design, there's nothing here we haven't seen before in the various concept iterations of the BRZ (and FT-86, for that matter). It's up to you to decide whether or not that's a good thing, but we'll just say we think the BRZ's better angle is from the rear.

Follow the jump to read Subaru's official press release, and stay tuned on Wednesday when we go hunting for live shots of the BRZ at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Subaru BRZ is ready to join sports-coupe crowd with Tokyo show reveal - Auto Week

Subaru BRZ is ready to join sports-coupe crowd with Tokyo show reveal

Subaru has laid out many of the basic details of the production version of the BRZ sports coupe, which gets a formal reveal at the Tokyo motor show this week.

The BRZ was shown in mildly disguised concept form at the Los Angeles auto show a couple of weeks ago. But the STI wing and cladding treatment has been stripped off for the production car.

The BRZ was developed jointly with Toyota, and Subaru's 2+2 coupe shares a strong resemblance--design and mechanical--with the Toyota 86 coupe, also being unveiled at the Tokyo show. U.S. buyers get a version badged as the Scion FR-S.

Here are some of the details of the rear-drive Subaru BRZ:

-- Power comes from Subaru's new-generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. It uses Toyota's D-4S fueling system, which combines direct- and port-injection technologies. Engine output is rated at 200 hp and torque at 151 lb-ft.

-- The BRZ measures 170 inches long with a 101-inch wheelbase. Width is 70 inches and height is 52 inches. The BRZ has a curb weight of 2,689 pounds.

-- Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual with short-throw shifter or a six-speed automatic with sport and manual modes and paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.

-- Subaru says it designed the BRZ with a low center of gravity and worked to keep weight down. The body shell makes extensive use of high-strength steels. The hood is made from aluminum.

-- The BRZ uses struts for its front suspension and double wishbones for the rear suspension.
Subaru BRZ revealed - Auto Express

Subaru BRZ revealed

You wait patiently for one Japanese rear-wheel drive coupe, and then two come along at once. Subaru has taken the wraps off the full production version of the BRZ Coupe, developed alongside the Toyota GT 86, a day ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.

You can read our first drive of the Toyota GT 86 here, and unsurprisingly, the spec for Subaru's version is extremely similar. Under the long bonnet is the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine developing 197bhp and 205Nm of torque, while there's a choice of a short-throw six-speed manual gearbox or a paddle shift six-speed automatic, which automatically blips the throttle on down shifts.

Performance is yet to be confirmed for either the GT 86 or BRZ, but expect a 0-62mph time in around seven seconds and a top speed of 143mph.

The proportions are identical to the Toyota, with the bulging rear arches and sloping bonnet, but the grille, headlights and foglights are unique to Subaru, as are the more prominent side gills and the lack of a rear spoiler. Subaru's press release reveals that the BRZ will be fitted with 17-inch wheels as standard and the kerbweight is a commendable 1,220kg, thanks to extensive use of high tensile strength steel.

Although there's no pictures of the interior yet, we'll have to wait until the car's official unveil tomorrow for that, Subaru has confirmed that it will feature a small steering wheel for 'sports car maneuverability', a tachometer and digital speedometer in the the centre of the instrument panel and bespoke sports seats mounted as low as possible.

When it reaches the UK next summer, prices are expected to begin from around £30,000.
1 - 2 of 2 Posts