Subaru is set to debut the BRZ sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year, but it’s going to tease us one more time in two weeks at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the BRZ Concept – STI.
This BRZ Concept – STI is the first time that we’re actually seeing a full concept version of Subaru’s new rear-wheel-drive coupe, we’ve only seen concepts of the FT-86 and Scion FR-S. The overall design is very similar to Toyota’s version, although it gets a different rear end with a large rear wing. The concept is painted in Subaru’s “WR Blue Pearl II,” which is a new generation of the iconic WR blue paint scheme that has been used on production STI’s.
Although the concept basically shows off what an STI version of the BRZ could be like, it unfortunately doesn’t have any more power under the hood than the standard engine that will power the BRZ. It’s still got the naturally-aspirated 2.0L boxer engine. The BRZ Concept – STI features an STI-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes and unique 18-inch wheels and tires.
Come back in two weeks to see all the photos from the show.