A curious BRZ has been caught testing in Japan, elevating questions as as to whether a hardcore model is coming.
A camouflaged 2022 Subaru BRZ has been spied testing at Fuji Speedway in Japan, sporting physique components suggesting the risk of an STI variant.
The left-hand-drive BRZ was proven on Twitter by consumer @taku_saf1, exhibiting a deeper lip spoiler add-on with winglets on the sides, completed in black.
The camouflaged physique fitted with the uncamouflaged entrance spoiler may very well be put all the way down to a prototype car getting used to check a brand new aero package – the truth that it is a left-hand-drive car is probably going insignificant.
A brief video additionally exhibits the Subaru sports activities coupe being drifted whereas out on monitor.
— たくさふ@AAS (@taku_saf1) December 16, 2020
While Subaru has been adamant the 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine in its new-generation BRZ will stay naturally-aspirated, rumours of a turbocharged model persist, significantly as a 2.4-litre turbo engine already exists inside the Subaru lineup, a variant of which is predicted to reach within the upcoming WRX STI.
During the take a look at day at Fuji, a blue BRZ was noticed within the storage with plenty of Subaru engineering employees wearing STI jackets. While not a smoking gun by any means, it does level to the prospect of a sportier model of the BRZ being track-tested by STI engineers.
Even if the turbocharged BRZ does not eventuate, we might see the introduction of a mannequin tuned by STI, much like the present BRZ tS which options delicate aerodynamic enhancements, Brembo brakes, Sachs dampers and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres (which are actually commonplace on new-generation BRZs with 18-inch wheels).