After teasing it just before the Frankfurt Motor Show where it should have been fully revealed, Subaru has announced this time that its BRZ Concept will be officially presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Subaru apparently has an agreement with Toyota to develop the FT-86 II/BRZ and not show anything from the production models, not even a body panel, until both of them will debut at this December’s Tokyo Motor Show.
The automaker has released extra details about the BRZ/FT-86 II and happily it isn’t an electric vehicle or a hybrid, being powered by a 2.0 liter direct-injected, naturally-aspirated boxer engine, which is delivering 200 horsepower and mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
Rumors are that the engine is made from a Subaru block with Toyota’s direct-injection system fitted on it but the technical specifications stop here.
The two models will be identical except for the front fascia for branding purposes and the Toyota version will be sold under the Scion brand in the United States and as a Toyota in other markets, while Subaru will offer the model as a better equipped standard model.
The new BRZ “embodies ultimate passion for the new sports car and confidence in its distinctive trademark and core technology: The ‘Horizontally-Opposed Subaru Boxer engine’”, as the automaker said just days before the Frankfurt Motor Show opened its gates.
Even if the two automakers didn’t provide too many details about the new models, their center of gravity will be around 45 cm or 17.7 inches from the ground which is actually similar to supercars like the Ferrari 458 Italia or the Porsche Cayman.