Subaru BRZ Specs Leaked, to Be Priced at EUR30,000

While searching the Internet for something new on the most important trio of sportscars to arrive in a long time, we came across this magazine scan on the FT-86 Club forum. While the image you see is very close to an actual production form of the Subaru BRZ, it’s just a very good rendering, but what’s really interesting is that German publication Auto Bild seems to have had a test drive with a prototype and it got a four star rating.
According to the car magazine, the BRZ will hit European showrooms in May next year and will sell for €30,000, which is a lot more than the $25,300 that it’s expected to cost in the US. However, there aren’t any real competitors that offer a rear-wheel drive focused chassis for that kind of money, and we’re also confident it will sell well.

Auto Bild says the biggest downside to the 2+2 coupe is that the interior quality isn’t all that great, and the materials look cheap. However, the most important facts they revealed is that the BRZ has 213 HP, not 200 like the FT-86, despite using the same 2.0-liter boxer engine. The unit also produces 230 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and we think this has something to do with the difference between US and European versions of the car, not just between Toyota and Subaru.

The 213 HP is apparently enough to push the BRZ from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.0 seconds (yes, that’s six seconds flat) and on to a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). That sounds a bit like next-gen hothatch performance, but the developers of the car did say the were fed up with the top speed war and were focusing on driving feel instead.

The BRZ Concept STI was just previewed ahead of its LA Auto Show debut, so we know Subaru has a more powerful version in store. 300 hp will likely take the BRZ close to the 5-second mark in standard sprint times, and realizing that got us very exciting.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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