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A production version of the Subaru BRZ STI is expected to be officially presented to the public sometimes next year.

After it started its public life as a simple rumor and than it was eventually the production version of the Subaru BRZ STI is getting closer and closer by the day to its future customers. A rumor which is saying that the production version of the BRZ STI will be officially presented to the public in 2013 has recently surfaced, but don’t expect a whopping output produced by its tweaked engine, because the company is planning to offer it with 220 BHP or 230 BHP and the same rear-wheel drive.

Unfortunately we don’t have any more details on the Subaru BRZ STI but as a quick reminder, the standard version of the model is powered by a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine, the same unit found on the Toyota GT 86 and on the Scion FR-S, fitted with Toyota’s D-4S direct injection system. The total output developed by the unit is 200 horsepower, available at 7,000 rpm, and 151 lb-ft of torque at 6,600 rpm. The engine can be mated to a six-speed manual transmission in standard or to a six-speed automatic, which is available as an option. The Subaru BRZ is already available in most markets across the world, along with the Toyota GT 86 and its over-seas sister, the Scion FR-S.

Source: Auto Express