Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
March 28, 2012
At last years L.A. Auto Show, Subaru showed the BRZ STI concept. The car was outfitted with a aero package, larger 18-inch wheels, high-performance tires, a massive rear spoiler, and a carbon fiber roof. It was their way of previewing a faster BRZ. Now, Subaru is planning one.
Auto Express spoke with Subaru global marketing manager Atoshi Atake during the BRZ global launch. Atake said there has been many requests for a more powerful model.
"We have already had many requests from interested customers regarding a faster version. Let me say this - we will certainly satisfy our customers. We are already working on a faster version."
You might think Subaru would use a turbocharger to increase the power in the BRZ. Atake says no because there is no space for an intercooler in the engine bay.
"Plus, we want to keep turbocharging separate. It is for models like the WRX STI. The same goes for four-wheel drive. We could not make the BRZ four-wheel drive even if we wanted to."
Also out of the cards is supercharging due to how much more fuel it would use.
Instead, Subaru will improve the intake manifold, exhaust, and the engine's variable valve control system.
Source: Auto Express