Key features of the design are the tightly coiled bodywork, hexagonal front grille, and fin-shaped fog lamps, but there’s also a new exterior color--WR Blue Pearl II--that's essentially a new generation of the iconic World Rally Blue paint scheme that has adorned both racing and production STI cars.
The body is set-off with an aero-tuned lower front spoiler and unique rear fascia, a rear wing for added down-force and a carbon fiber roof to lower its already record setting center of gravity specification of just 450 millimeters.
The rear design features bold fender flares and a large rear-diffuser giving way to polished stainless-steel quad-tailpipes. Vented rear bumper corners are said to contribute to improved aerodynamics performance. Other aspects include STI-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes and 18-inch wheels and tires.
Comparing the latest concept with recently leaked images of the Toyota FT-86, as well as previous spy shots, we can also see that the BRZ will feature a set of fender vents, as well as what appears to be more deeply sculpted doors.
Otherwise, the two cars should be much the same, although the Subaru may have a little extra juice under the hood. Both will be powered by a horizontally opposed ‘boxer’ engine displacing 2.0 liters and featuring direct injection technology. The totally new "FA" engine has been designed with a square bore and stroke of 86 X 86 mm.
Drive will be sent strictly to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic.
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