Subaru BRZ: official pictures revealed

* New Subaru coupe revealed * Virtually identical to Toyota GT 86 * Will be launched at Tokyo motor show...

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Chas Hallett
29 Nov 2011 07:49 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

This is the Subaru BRZ, the car maker's all-new sports car, which will make its debut at the Tokyo motor show this week.

The new rear-drive 2 + 2 coupe has been jointly developed with the new Toyota GT 86, so is virtually identical apart from a different grille and some interior details.

This means the BRZ is powered by the same 197bhp 2.0-litre flat-four engine, going through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Like the Toyota, Subaru is promising back to basics driving thrills for the BRZ. Subaru has yet to confirm UK spec, but is aiming for a starting price of between 25,000 and 28,000 when the BRZ goes on sale in June 2012.

However, theres no word yet on whether Subaru will be creating a more powerful BRZ as previewed by the STi concept, which was shown at the LA motor show earlier this month.

If that does make production it will have a turbocharged version of the 2.0-litre engine, producing around 300bhp.