We all waited patiently for it, and now it’s finally here. Ladies and gents, feast your eyes on the all-new Subaru BRZ.
This Subie debuts with a face that’s sportier than ever. For the most part, it retains the shape of its predecessor, but it now gets more rounded headlamps and a wider, albeit thinner, grille flanked by some new snazzy air intakes.
Out back, the BRZ features a new ducktail spoiler, redesigned taillights, and a more pronounced rear bumper. This bumper still houses the twin exhaust pipes which remain untouched. Underneath, the sports car gets a choice of either 17- or 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
Inside, apart from the aesthetic changes, the BRZ gets a new customizable seven-inch digital dashboard and an eight-inch Subaru Starlink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. And of course, the car also gets the full Subaru EyeSight package to boot.
Subaru says that the new BRZ not only handles better thanks to improved aerodynamics and a low center of gravity, but it is also lighter than before. As a matter of fact, it’s claimed to be the lightest rear-wheel-drive 2+2 production sports car in the US market.
Now, for the powertrain. Under the hood of the next-generation BRZ is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that generates 228hp at 7,000rpm and 249Nm of torque at 3,700rpm. That’s 31hp and 44Nm more than the predecessor’s 2.0-liter boxer mill produced.
Transmissions options are a standard six-speed manual and an optional six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. A limited-slip differential also comes as standard across the BRZ range.
The all-new Subaru BRZ will go on sale sometime in 2021. Your thoughts on it, readers? Would you like to see this sports car land on our shores?