After pulling back the cover, one of the standout features of the new 2022 BRZ is its chunkier frame. Moog calls it bulbous (like a bulb of onion) for that aggressive appeal.
The Subaru BRZ is the last of its kind. It’s one of the few sports cars designed with a car-lover in mind. The 2022 model continues this legacy prioritizing driving agility, affordability, and performance. It won’t go 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in under 2-seconds, and it won’t turn heads driving through the streets of Venice, but it’ll put a mischievous grin on your face revving through a lonely mountain pass.
The new BRZ has more power and is more responsive, improving acceleration significantly. It’s lightweight, at a little over 2,800 lbs with a lower center of gravity. All that, along with a sturdy structure make this track bullet even more entertaining behind the wheel.
Compared to the 2021 model, the new BRZ comes with functional air vents. According to Moog, the marketing team at Subaru say the vents get their inspiration from shark skin. He silently disputes it as a marketing ploy but later gets his whip of karma when his hands get stuck in the vent (it is probably shark teeth).
The 2022 Subaru BRZ comes with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine making 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It’s still a rear-wheel-drive setup and still comes with an optional six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Marty and Moog go ahead and check out its exterior, interior and make engine comparisons with the 2021 model. They don’t get to drive it yet, but have the chance to crank it up - it sounds splendid.