Yesterday, all eyes were on Toyota when they introduced the all-new GR 86. Toyota launched the sports coupe alongside the new Subaru BRZ for the Japanese market. We’ve already seen the BRZ when it debuted in the US last year. However, Subaru gave the BRZ a load of STI parts and accessories.
Don’t be fooled; this isn’t a BRZ STI. Instead, it’s a standard 2021 BRZ fitted with several factory addons courtesy of STI. More importantly, it gives Subaru’s new sports car a more aggressive look, enough to match the GR 86.
The STI fitted BRZ comes with a load of parts, including a wraparound kit comprised of a front spoiler, side skirt, and rear diffuser. The most obvious upgrade would be the new swan-neck wing, similar to the one fitted on the TRD 86 14R60. It can be swapped out for a more subtle-looking ducktail unit. The factory wheels can be upgraded to lightweight 18-inch forged BBS wheels, similar to the ones used in the WRX STI. Completing the exterior makeover are the LED daytime running lights on the corner air intakes and fender garnishes.
Not all of the STI performance parts are about aesthetics and aero. Subaru is also offering a performance exhaust for the BRZ. However, the automaker did not say whether the exhaust brings up the power. Speaking of which, Subaru also made an upgrade under the hood. Unfortunately, it's not a turbo, but it's a flexible V-bar that improves chassis rigidity and handling.
Expect Toyota to reveal TRD upgrades and parts for the GR 86 as well. It will likely be similar to what Subaru has offered, comprised of a wraparound lip kit, wing, and wheels. Soon after, expect aftermarket companies to offer kits, wheels, and more to modify the new Toyobaru twins.
There’s no word how much the parts cost just yet, but expect to cough up at least a hundred thousand pesos if you want to get everything.