Subaru dropped a teaser for sports car fans when they announced that the all-new BRZ will be revealed soon. While the picture they revealed did not show much, Subaru did confirm that the world premiere will take place this 'Fall'. This can only mean that we won't have to wait much longer before the covers are taken off.
But for a lucky few that attended the 2020 Subiefest World Record Attempt and Charity Drive in California, they were able to get a sneak peek of the next-generation coupe. Posted by Instagram user 'stinicktuned', Subaru showed what appears to be the 2022 BRZ, albeit wearing camouflage and hiding behind a see-through cover.
If the images are to be believed, the shape of the next-gen BRZ doesn't veer away from the outgoing generation. What's clear, however, is that it has a new set of headlights and taillights. Look past the covers, and one will notice that the two-door get a pair of sharper wraparound taillights. There also looks to be a redesigned duckbill spoiler on the trunk lid itself.
But if there's one section of the BRZ that gets a major redesign, it's the front end. Specifically: the headlights. No longer donning the familiar shape from before, the new headlights appear to have a teardrop shape that is eerily similar to what the Nissan Z Prototype has. Some might even say the headlights resemble the ones used by Porsche on the Cayman/Boxster. Either way, we cannot wait to see what the front fascia of the new BRZ will look like.
Under the hood, the next-generation BRZ will reportedly be powered by a naturally-aspirated version of the 2.4-liter engine derived from the Ascent (to be called Evoltis locally). It will supposedly crank out 220 PS and 240 Nm of torque, which translates to a 12 PS and 28 Nm gain from the current 2.0-liter FA20.
With no exact date yet as to when Subaru will be revealing the BRZ, all we can do is wait. But given that Subaru already gave enthusiasts an early look, we might just have to wait for only a couple of weeks (or perhaps days) before Subaru drops the ball on the 2022 BRZ.