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.