Subaru BRZ Sports Car to Be Previewed in Frankfurt

Remember the Subaru “Boxer Sports Car Architecture” platform technology concept showcased at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year? Well, it looks like the new concept, built around the Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine and set to form part of an upcoming RWD sports car, will be featured in a more evolved form at the forthcoming event in Frankfurt, Subaru announced today.

Subaru’s new rear-wheel drive sports car, which is currently under joint development with Toyota Motor Corporation, will be named Subaru BRZ, and that is what the German venue will preview.

At Frankfurt we will get to see the technology concept of the Subaru BRZ, named “SUBARU BRZ PROLOGUE – BOXER Sports Car Architecture II.”

According to Subaru, “BRZ” stands for “Boxer engine”, “Rear-wheel drive” and “Zenith” and “embodies ultimate passion for the new sports car and confidence in its distinctive trademark and core technology: the “Horizontally-Opposed Subaru Boxer engine”.” The company announced it plans to start production on the new BRZ sports car sometime in spring 2012.

We'll remind you the major specifications of “BOXER Sports Car Architecture”:
• Body size (Overall: Length x Width x Height): 4,200 x 1,770 x 1,270 mm
• Wheelbase: 2,570 mm
• Engine: 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine
• Tire size: 215/45R17

autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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