You didn't think that Subaru was about to let Toyota ahead in their own game, did you?
Well, you're right. As we suspected, Subaru is now developing a new proprietary turbo engine for the BRZ, according to sources.
Currently, the BRZ shares the same naturally aspirated 2.0L boxer engine as the Toyota 86/GT86 and Scion FR-S (U.S. market) with the direct and port-injected system that delivers 200 horsepower.
The reported turbo engine will be a 2.0 liter flat four cylinder, and could deliver up to 280 horsepower and 250 foot pounds of torque, meaning the turbo motor will get a 40% bump in power. The 2.0T engine will be fitted with a twinscroll turbo and a direct injection system as opposed to the dual direct/port system in the current engine.
There is no indication yet if the upcoming Subaru BRZ Turbo could possibly have symmetrical all-wheel drive. Most likely it will be RWD.
The same engine -albeit in different levels of tuning- will also be the one used for the upcoming WRX and STI. Both the WRX and STI will have a different chassis from the Impreza.
Which brings us to conclude that the BRZ might be the platform used for the next WRX and STI as a reliable source of AutoIndustriya.com revealed earlier this year that the next-generation WRX and STI will be a two-door model.
SOURCE: Automotive News