Next Subaru BRZ teased before 2021 reveal

Published: 05 October 2020

► Wheelarch revealed on social media
► Twinned with Toyota GR 86
► 2021 release date, engine TBC

Subaru has revealed a teaser of its new BRZ Coupe, due to be shown next year. Much like its predecessor, the new sporty Subaru will share a platform with a near-identical car from Toyota – most likely called the GR 86 this time around. 

What do we actually know?

Subaru hasn’t revealed much about the BRZ, but Toyota GR 86 intel means we can make some very educated guesses. Sources suggest the BRZ will use a Toyota-derived TNGA rear-wheel drive platform, and once again mount it to a manual ‘box for added driver engagement – or a new automatic transmission.

The plan powerplant-wise appears to be less clear. While the current BRZ and GT 86 use a naturally-aspirated boxer-style flat-four-cylinder, it’s possible the new car could move to a Subaru-made 2.4-litre turbo.

If the partnership does go the forced-induction rate, expect something in the region of 264bhp; a more conservatively tuned FA24 engine – currently makes 251bhp in Subaru’s Ascent SUV.

We’ll update this article we know more about the new Subaru BRZ. 

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast

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